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10-year anniversary: A Decade of Reggae Music!
Friday March 22, 2013 from 19.00 till 05.00 in Melkweg (Amsterdam)
Tickets at the door: € 10 (in presale: € 10)

March 2013 Black Star Foundation exists 10 years, so it's time for a big celebration!

A DECADE OF REGGAE MUSIC!
The event is an experience, a decade of reggae music through the eyes of Black Star Foundation.

The programme not only consists of great live music by both national and international artists and bands, but also a musical lecture about Jamaica and reggae music, two movies, an exhibition of artist pictures and posters, Jamaican food and drinks and lots of Black Star merchandise to buy! :o)

PROGRAMME:
19:00 Open

Cinema (upstairs):
19:45 Marley (Kevin McDonald)
22:30 Reggae Got Soul (Toots Hibbert)

Old venue:
19:00 ILL BILL and RAY RANKING
20:00 Official welcome
20:10 Musical lecture by Dr. Tim
20:30 REBEL JAM band
21:15 DJ SKANK AROUND SOUND
21:45 JOGGO & THE REVOLUTION WARRIORS
22:30 DJ SKANK AROUND SOUND
23:00 ASHER E with special guests DEVENTER HIP HOP CREW
23:30 BRAINPOWER with dubmaster ASHER E
23:45 BLACK STAR SOUND (only Black Star riddims)
24:00 VIVIAN JONES (UK)
00:30 BACK-A-WALL MOVEMENT
01:00 IRIE ITES (FR) with special guest JR. YELLAM (FR)
01:30 SPECTACULAR (JA)!
02:15 BLACK STAR SOUND 02:30 LEAH ROSIER / BREDDA MARCUS / SMILEY
03:45 KEYTOWN SOUND
04:30 All DJs/artists (tune fi tune)!
05:00 End

Address: Melkweg
Lijnbaansgracht 234a - Amsterdam (Holland)

Line up

Special guests:

 
Spectacular (Jamaica)
Spectacular hails from the Kingstonian ghettos like many of his Jamaican peers. Immediately after the release his first single in 1996 he went into high rotation on the Jamaican airwaves. Since 2003 Spectacular can regularly be found touring Europe’s club circuit. He is a highly energetic reggae star!
 

 
Vivian Jones (Jamaica/UK)
Vivian Jones is a sophisticated singer with a warm and soulful voice. The very talented Jamaican singer lives in London and he has been charting big in the English charts for more than two decades now.
 

 
Brainpower (The Netherlands)
Brainpower is the only Dutch Hip Hop artist who has sold over 200.000 records, CD’s and DVD’s. A true artist who has been at the top of Dutch Hip Hop for more than a decade. And he also does reggae!
 
 
Performing artists:

 
Jr. Yellam (France)
Jr. Yellam is a young and talented French singjay/songwriter. He works together with Irie Ites Soundsystem, so Jr. Yellam will join them in Holland to warm up the audience for di Burnin' Spectacular!
 

 
Asher-E (The Netherlands)
'Riddim master' and Black Star producer Asher-E!
Eelco Kastermans (Asher-E) is an allround reggae musician, sound engineer and producer. For many years he is the producer and soundengineer for Black Star Foundation.
 

 
Smiley (The Netherlands)
Smiley was born in Aruba en he has been into music since 1997. In 2000 he came to Holland, where he worked together with Out of Many and other. Nowadays he has his own band.
 

 
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.
 

 
Leah Rosier (The Netherlands)
Leah is a young female reggae artist from Amsterdam (Holland)! She started to write, compose and record her own songs in 2010 and she is already perfoming on different stages, in both Holland and abroad.
 
 
DJ's:

 
Irie Ites (France)
Irie Ites is a reggae soundsystem and label from France. Founded in 1999, the sound was formed by Jericho, Unatty and RomG. Since then a lot of singers voiced their riddims. Irie ites has a unique selection of tunes and specials!
 

 
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.
 

 
Keytown Sound (Leiden)
Keytown Sound from Leiden exists of the selectors Martial Ard, Senior and D-Leon with Papa Aya as singjay. They play straight up Roots Reggae and Dancehall, from way back till the present.
 

 
Back-a-Wall Movement (The Netherlands)
Back-a-Wall Movement is a reggae soundsystem with a positive message. For more than 15 years Papa Hobbol and Remy Rootical are playing their records, strictly vinyl and mostly 7".
 

 
Skank Around Sound (The Netherlands)
Skank Around Sound feat. DJ Dab spins his tunes regularly at reggae events and -concerts in The Melkweg (Amsterdam). Besides that, Dab also organizes Reggaebomb (Utrecht).
 

 
Selecta Ill Bill (The Netherlands)
Young and talented DJ from Amsterdam! Billy has a lot of experience by working with the Dutch Dub Doctors (that's why he is named Ill Bill) and nowadays he spins his tunes solo.
 

 
Ray Ranking (The Netherlands)
Reggae/dub DJ from Amsterdam, specialized in roots, dub, reggae and dancehall from the golden era, but his set also contains a variety of newer roots, dancehall, soul and African reggae.
 
 
Bands:

 
Rebel Jam (The Netherlands)
The founder of Rebel Jam is Robby Pinas, bass player in Jampara's Batalion band. This band consists of 8 members and is bringing pure roots rock reggae music.
 

 
Joggo (Surinam/Holland)
Joggo introduced himself to the reggae audience in 2008 after the release off the mixtape Beware. The song Beware (Kingdom riddim) had a huge international impact and peaked at the #2 position in the official German reggae charts for weeks.