New Meetup: Live Reggae! Caribbean All-Stars @ Ashkenaz (Berkeley)

From: Dan G.
Sent on: Thursday, August 7, 2008 1:05 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Bay Area Dancing Enthusiasts' Cluster!

What: Live Reggae! Caribbean All-Stars @ Ashkenaz (Berkeley)

When: August 29,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description: ****This is another joint Meetup event with the 'Bay Area World Music Meetup' group. There's plenty of dancing to be done at this show!****

Ashkenaz is one of my favorite venues in the bay area, with many world music events every month. This north Berkeley nightspot draws a vibrant and diverse weekend crowd, and this reggae show should be no exception!

The Caribbean All-Stars will be headlining, with Obeyjah opening the show.
You can listen to audio clips of these bands here:
http://cdbaby.com/cd/caribbeanallstars
http://cdbaby.com/cd/obeyjah

Doors open @ 9pm, with the show beginning @ 9:30. Tickets are $13 and can be purchased at the door or online @ TicketWeb, using will-call.

Lets meet there @ 9pm so we can grab a few small tables for our group. The Ashkenaz website is www.ashkenaz.com.

I look forward to meeting you there for a fun evening of music and socializing! I'm also organizing a pre-show dinner at Pyramid Brewery, which is a very short 2-3 blocks away at 901 Gilman Street. The dinner is set up as a separate event on the World Music group's calendar, to simplify the RSVP process. Feel free to come to either or both! :-) To be included in the headcount for the restaurant, please RSVP on the other group's event page if you'd like to attend dinner: http://worldmusic.meetup.com/45/calendar/8429126/
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(Band bio, taken from www.caribbeanallstars.com:)
The Caribbean Allstars are undeniably one of the pioneers of the San Francisco Bay Area World Music scene. This talented ensemble of musicians began joining together their musical forces and international backgrounds during the early 1970's. With geographical roots that range from Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobago, South America, West Africa, and the USA, they truly possess an international sound.

The Caribbean Allstars feature a unique mixture of instruments and styles. The exotic sound of the steel drums, invented in Trinidad, carries melodic rhythms over the bass, keyboards, guitar, and horn section, driving you to the dance floor.

The Caribbean Allstars have played and toured with such artists as Third World, Jimmy Cliff, Toots & the Maytals, the Wailers, Steel Pulse, Jerry Garcia and Bonnie Raitt. In l987, they were chosen "Band of the Year" at the "Bay Area Reggae Awards". They have performed at the Bay Area Music Awards AKA the Bammies with Carlos Santana, who affectionately introduced them as "my favorite band". Carlos also did a cameo appearance on the Caribbean Allstars second album, "Paths to Greatness". The Caribbean Allstars first album, "Live and Direct", rose to #12 on the CMJ charts.
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Learn more here:
http://nightlife.meetup.com/400/calendar/8498682/

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