WHAT: Kingston All Stars Foundation & Learning Centre Fundraising Concert
WHERE: Local Legend Resto Bar, 3910 St. Laurent
WHEN: Thursday, Dec 12, 10PM – 3AM
WHO: This show features a live set by Kali, Danny Rebel & Jab Jab, as well as Mossman, Andy Williams & Spoon B DJ sets
We are excited to announce the KAS Music Foundation, a non-profit
organization that will help join the history and knowledge of the elders from
the Jamaican music fraternity with up and coming generation of young
musicians and artists and provide a variety of supporting services to help
cultivate music and culture. The foundation has been set up to take on two
very important roles, the first is to help keep the diverse styles of
Jamaican music alive and growing by including the elders of the music
community (both local & foreign). They were the ones that helped create the
musical styles that we celebrate and so their inclusion and knowledge is
crucial to the success.
The second is to help bring together young aspiring musicians & singers
Also included in this effort are a series of events and gatherings to help rejuvenate the downtown core of Kingston and help breathe new life into the wide variety of beautiful musical styles that come from Jamaica. Primary funding will come from local and international business, governmental agencies, donations from individuals, online sales of merchandise and various fundraising music events both in Kingston and worldwide.
Jamaican music has contributed to the world in so many ways and so we hope that this new era of the Kingston All Stars will help that to continue for many years to come!
About Kingston All Stars
2017 saw the historic reunion of some of the most celebrated musicians in Jamaica, a stellar line up from the era when reggae first emerged into the global consciousness.
The Kingston All Stars are Sly Dunbar, Ansel Collins, Mikey “Mao” Chung, Hux Brown, Jackie Jackson, Robbie Lyn, Everton & Everald Gayle. Under the artistic direction of Moss “Mossman” Raxlen, a multi-faceted musician, producer, engineer and writer, the KAS band has released new recordings and will be performing live internationally.
These are the musicians and session men who recorded at a variety of Jamaica’s legendary studios, and created so many of the classic rhythms from the 1960’s and ‘70’s – a countless number which have since become staples in a wide variety of today’s musical genres from hip hop to dancehall to dubstep and techno.
In various incarnations, members of the group have been part of or recorded with Bob Marley’s Wailers Band, Studio One’s Sound Dimension and Soul Vendors Band, Lee “Scratch” Perry’s Upsetters, Peter Tosh’s Word Sound and Power Band, Toots and the Maytals, Now Generation and many more.
Internationally, beyond Jamaica, many of the musicians in the Kingston All-Stars have worked with the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, James Brown, Grace Jones, No Doubt, Paul Simon, Serge Gainsbourg, Paul McCartney, Herbie Hancock and many other rock, pop and jazz greats.
Startec in 2017, The Kingston All-Stars have been shining a light on some of Reggae’s hit sounds and rhythms of the past 40 years!