Fri Apr 5 2019

9:00 PM (Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater

13 NW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97209

$15.00

Ages 21+

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Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith, 22 November 1947, St. D'Acre, St. Ann, Jamaica), is a reggae and roots reggae recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country, and in the UK. The singer who put the rude in rude boy, Max Romeo was responsible for launching an entirely new sub-genre of reggae, whose overtly suggestive lyrics caused an outcry but took a massive hold of the music scene regardless. Yet innuendo was the least of the singer's stylings, previous to the release of his infamous "Wet Dream," Romeo had garnered a string of sweet hits with the vocal trio the Emotions. And once the nocturnal naughtiness faded, the singer established himself as one of the most important figures in the roots scene. He left home at the age of 14 and worked on a sugar plantation outside Clarendon, cleaning out irrigation ditches, before winning a local talent competition when he was 18; prompting a move to the capital, Kingston, in order to achieve a successful musical career.

One of Jamaica's most provocative lyricists, a singer who gave us such enduring songs as 'Chase The Devil' (which was sampled in the song 'Out of Space' by The Prodigy and the song 'Lucifer' by Jay-Z), 'Public Enemy Number One', 'One Step Forward' and 'Three Blind Mice'. It was Romeo who first introduced Britain to the concept of rude reggae with 'Wet Dream', which, despite a total radio ban, reached number 10 in the UK charts in May 1969.

In 2019 Max Romeo can be found in the studio working on a new album also touring internationally with his children Xana Romeo, Azizzi Romeo & Romax Romeo. Available for booking festivals and venues.

 

Soul'd Out Proudly Presents
MAX ROMEO & Dubtonic Kru with special guest Azzizi Romeo and Trinity Soundz

  • Max Romeo

    Max Romeo

    Reggae

  • Dubtonic Kru

    Dubtonic Kru

    World

    Imagine heavy basslines, one drop, psychedelic guitar riffs, echoing keyboards and conscious lyrics.

    Now imagine roots reggae, imagine dub, rock…

    Put them all together and you get a new breed of Jamaican music called Dubtonic Kru.

    Like their style of music, Dubtonic is a mixture of the two words "Dub", relating to the heavy drum and bass aspect of reggae music, and "Tonic", referring to medicine. The eclectic blend of music and musicians are certainly medicine to one’s soul, and after listening, you simply just want more of this tonic.

    The level of positive energy that is shared through music between Dubtonic Kru and their listeners everywhere they perform is no surprise then.

    Their versatility and capability in being able to serve the right dosage to their varying audiences was the edge they had over their counterparts when they were voted “BEST NEW BAND IN THE WORLD" 2010 - 2011 at the Global Battle of the Bands World Finals in Malaysia in February 2011. After a fierce musical showdown of different genres that involved national finalists from numerous countries, the Executive Judges made the unanimous decision that awarded Dubtonic Kru top honours.

    The founding members of Dubtonic Kru are Jubba and Stone, a dynamic drum & bass duo, who over the years contributed to the development of modern roots reggae with their unique sound and approach that intertwines Jubba’s mesmerizing reggae/jazz fusion drumming with Stone’s groovy, yet pulsating bass lines. They have gained over two decades of experience from touring and recording with the legendary likes of Max Romeo, U-Roy, Burning Spear, The Mighty Diamonds, Junior Kelly, Richie Spice, Lutan Fyah and many others. A significant milestone in their careers was the composition of the “I Swear” rhythm that took the Reggae arena by storm, featuring artists such as Richie Spice, Chuck Fenda, and Sizzla, among others.

    The name Dubtonic Kru was coined by Jubba in 2005. It was inspired by the recordings that were already underway, which were experimental dub compositions with spoken words.

    These earlier recordings featured Jubba & Stone with guest performers.

    The crew became an even more complete Dub Machine with the addition of Jallanzo, guitarist, and vocalist, to round out the core of the group. Their songs and spoken words are consciously thought-provoking, while their rhythm/dub section walks through the passage of time with a gritty sound that rolls stones and breaks fences. Some of their popular numbers like “Sunshine Girl”, “Born Jamaican”, Overcome and 99% are the testament to the group’s versatility.

    2010 could be comfortably dubbed their year as they were also honored by the United States House of Representatives and were presented with a Congressional Proclamation by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke for their contributions through music to varying communities. The same year, they were awarded the Simba Award by CPR (Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music). Certainly, their successes have given rise to a resurgence of bands on the local scene in Jamaica and they were once again honored with the Jamaica Star’s "People's Choice Award" for the "Band of the Year".

    The Kru has given medicine to audiences through remarkable performances globally. And after a period of hiatus, the Kru is back to share an even higher level of energy. The musical tonic has been brewing, so be ready to experience Reggae Like Never Before!

  • Trinity Soundz

    Trinity Soundz

    Dance/Electronic

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Soul'd Out Proudly Presents

MAX ROMEO & Dubtonic Kru with special guest Azzizi Romeo and Trinity Soundz

Fri Apr 5 2019 9:00 PM

(Doors 8:00 PM)

Star Theater Portland OR
MAX ROMEO & Dubtonic Kru with special guest Azzizi Romeo and Trinity Soundz

$15.00 Ages 21+

Max Romeo (born Maxwell Livingston Smith, 22 November 1947, St. D'Acre, St. Ann, Jamaica), is a reggae and roots reggae recording artist who has achieved chart success in his home country, and in the UK. The singer who put the rude in rude boy, Max Romeo was responsible for launching an entirely new sub-genre of reggae, whose overtly suggestive lyrics caused an outcry but took a massive hold of the music scene regardless. Yet innuendo was the least of the singer's stylings, previous to the release of his infamous "Wet Dream," Romeo had garnered a string of sweet hits with the vocal trio the Emotions. And once the nocturnal naughtiness faded, the singer established himself as one of the most important figures in the roots scene. He left home at the age of 14 and worked on a sugar plantation outside Clarendon, cleaning out irrigation ditches, before winning a local talent competition when he was 18; prompting a move to the capital, Kingston, in order to achieve a successful musical career.

One of Jamaica's most provocative lyricists, a singer who gave us such enduring songs as 'Chase The Devil' (which was sampled in the song 'Out of Space' by The Prodigy and the song 'Lucifer' by Jay-Z), 'Public Enemy Number One', 'One Step Forward' and 'Three Blind Mice'. It was Romeo who first introduced Britain to the concept of rude reggae with 'Wet Dream', which, despite a total radio ban, reached number 10 in the UK charts in May 1969.

In 2019 Max Romeo can be found in the studio working on a new album also touring internationally with his children Xana Romeo, Azizzi Romeo & Romax Romeo. Available for booking festivals and venues.

 

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Ages 21+
limit 10 per person
General Admission
$15.00

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Terms & Conditions

This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.