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Alpha Blondy inna Amsterdam 2008!
Monday June 16, 2008 from 20.00 till 00.00 in Melkweg (Amsterdam)
Tickets at the door: 32,50

Black Star Foundation and Melkweg (Milkyway) are organising this great African Reggae Night with Alpha Blondy & The Solar System!
Pre-show will be done by Lady K-Wida, featuring Poor Man Friend band.

Before and after the shows, there will be nice reggae and dancehall music by selector Den-Den (Black Star Sound) with MC T and Brother Marcus on the mic.

Tickets in pre-sale can be bought through TicketService.

Line up

Special guest:

Alpha Blondy (Ivory Coast)
He is the first to plant the reggae seed on the African continent. After his nomination as Ambassador for Peace in Ivory Coast by the United Nations (2005), he did a lot to help the current reconciliation in his country which also inspired him for his album 'Jah Victory'.

Bredda Marcus (The Netherlands)
Winner of the Dutch Reggae Award 2006. Bredda Marcus was not only the singer, but also the spirit behind the Dutch reggae band The Irie Connection, who has been playing together for more than 20 years. Since 2006 Marcus is also a regular singer for Black Star Sound.

Black Star Sound (The Netherlands)
Black Star Sound is a roots reggae sound, based in Amsterdam (Holland). Selector Den-Den loves vinyl and has a huge 7-single collection. Black Star Sound also has a nice dubplate selection box! On stage Den-Den is often assisted by MC's and talented singers. Besides Jamaican riddims Black Star Sound also plays their own productions.

Lady K-Wida (Surinam/Holland)
K-Wida is a female toaster with a lot of power in het voice! She started to sing with different Surinam (Hindu) bands when she was 15. Since 2000 she is one of the singers of the Dutch reggaeband Poor Man Friend. In January 2009 her second single 'One Man Woman' was released, feat. King Yellowman!

Poor Man Friend (The Netherlands)
Poor Man Friend is making and spreading authentic Reggae that sounds Jamaican. A multicultural collective playing popular Jamaican Reggae riddims besides their own unique Reggae material. Poor Man Friend is a foundation based on Irie Reggae vibes, pure for pleasure and nothing more.