Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Porirua reggae, 1985

Dread Beat and Blood from mid 80s, some great Kiwi reggae. Their album Tribute To A Friend is still available on CD/digital from Amplifier over here....

David Grace formerly of Dread Beat and Blood is currently touring with his band Injustice, as backing band for Andrew Tosh (son of Peter Tosh), tour dates below... Hat tip to DLT for the vid

"Andrew Tosh's visit to the country is in celebration of a Jamaica's 50th anniversary as an independent nation, as well as the formation of The Wailers, brought together by Peter Tosh, Bob Marley and Buddy Livingstone. 2012 also marks 25 years since Peter Tosh was tragically killed in a home invasion for extortion.

New Zealand's own David Grace & Injustice are musical warriors for Maori independence and sovereignty. Their record Weapons of Peace is a powerful album combining the use of Maori and English language in a variety of musical settings - haka, reggae, soul and pop - covering mainly themes of indigenous rights and capturing the spirit of the Pacific.

This musical collaboration is a unique event. You should get along to any of the shows if you can!"

Thursday 28 June - 420, Auckland
Friday 29 June - The Kalah Bar, Ngongotaha
Saturday 30 June - The Matinee, New Plymouth
Sunday 1 July - Hot Lava, Ohakune

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