If you came up in the era of Sound System culture, you will know that one of the best ways to hear an artist and appreciate their talent is when they perform live (in front of an audience) backed by a Sound System. As simple as this artform looks, it really requires skill. This skill is broken down by the artist in terms of understanding the riddim being run, and being able to ride the riddim using lyrics that fit. To see all of this come together in a venue with hundreds and or thousands of people is nothing short of magical.
Magic comes to live thanks to Irish and Chin who return with an explosive 5th edition of the insanely popular "REEEWIND & COME AGAIN" on Saturday, November 9, 2013.
Going down on Veterans Day Weekend inside Amazura entertainment complex, this epic tribute to sound system/Rub-a-Dub culture will thrill patrons with more than 4 hours of live performances by top Reggae acts on legendary sounds including King Stur Gav (with URoy), Jah Love (with Ilawi) and King Addies (with Danny Dread). A tribute to the 80's, artists already confirmed on the line up include Brigadier Jerry, Sister Nancy, Charlie Chaplin and General Trees. Irish and Chin is positioned to make major announcements regarding at least 3-4 first time heavy hitters pegged for the line up in the coming weeks! This installment will surely move the massive!
The only show of its kind in the New York Tri-State area, "REEEWIND" captures the true essence of an era when sounds ruled the world, paving a way for rising artists. This historical event will have the industry talking for years to come. It's been over two years since the last staging of "REEEWIND" and fans have been anxious for the stellar event's return. "REEEWIND" shines as one of Irish and Chin's most successful brands, typically attracting 3,000 loyal patrons. Just imagine 7-8 powerhouse artists sharing the mic and toasting over intense foundation riddims, provided by resident sounds King Stur Gav, Jah Love and King Addies.
Since 2009, through "REEEWIND," Irish and Chin has been delivering high caliber Caribbean entertainment. The flagship event has been the platform for landmark performances from leading acts and sounds such as the late great Sugar Minott, King Stur Gav, Brigadier Jerry, Barrington Levy, Cocoa Tea, Shabba Ranks, Admiral Bailey, General Trees, Charlie Chaplin, Frankie Paul, Sanchez, Flourgan, David Rodigan and more! In fact, "REEEWIND" was the staging of Sugar Minott's last major performance before passing. Irish and Chin was humbly honored to have been graced with the presence of such an established artist and purveyor of the culture.
All artists booked for "REEEWIND" are looking forward to the experience. It's just as much of a treat to return down memory lane for the artists as it is for the fans. Preservation of culture in an ever-changing industry is essential. While the more seasoned patrons will relive an era from their youth, new revelers will have a rare opportunity to soak in the nostalgia and fundamentals of sound system and Dancehall culture. Before dub plates, there were action packs sessions of sound systems featuring live artists. All in attendance will get the maximum value for their money. To purchase tickets and stay abreast of everything "REEEWIND," visit http://www.irishanchin.com.
Here's video and a taste of what fans will hear on November 9th...