A Celebration of Reggae Music: Hardcore ft. Mark Steele
Enjoy an evening music of reggae music featuring a performance by the band Hard Core featuring Mark Steele. The event will be broadcast live on CRFU radio and will be hosted by DJ Nicky Dread.
The Hard Core band is one, of if not the top, Reggae band out of Toronto. They've backed many international and local artists such as Black Uhuru, Junior Reid, Frankie Paul, Morgan Heritage, Turbulence, Michael Rose, Leroy Sibbles, Mutabaruka, Bushman, Abyssinians, The Melodians, Big Youth, Horace Andy, Errol Dunkley, John Holt, Queen Ifrica, Leroy Smart, Willie Williams, Duane Stephenson just to name a few.
Doors 9pm/ event 10pm/ $10 in advance/ $15 at the door.
In November 2018, the United Nations added reggae music to its list of international cultural treasures worthy of protection and promotion. To mark reggae’s inscription into the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of humanity, Unesco – the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation – said: “[Reggae’s] contribution to international discourse on issues of injustice, resistance, love and humanity underscores the dynamics of the element as being at once cerebral, sociopolitical, sensual and spiritual.” The function of the music “as a vehicle for social commentary, a cathartic practice and a means for praising God” had not changed since its emergence from the Caribbean in the late 1960s, said Unesco.
CLICK HERE to read about MARK STEELE (article by Toronto Caribbean)
See you February 22nd!