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24th Annual Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration Concer
 
24th Annual Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration Concer
Berkeley, California, USA
Mid October
Description
Saturday, October 20 24th Annual Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration Concert featuring Tosh 1, Sister I-Live, Nyabinghi Drummers and more Doors: 7pm Film: 8pm Music: 9pm $20 tickets ($17 for students) All ages Ashkenaz, Berkeley CA 1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley CA 94702 510-525-5054, 917/834-0330 24th ANNUAL PETER TOSH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FEATURING TOSH 1, SISTER I-LIVE, AND MORE ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20 AT THE ASHKENAZ IN BERKELEY Out of Many One Productions is proud to present the 24th annual Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration commemorating the late, great reggae legend, icon Winston Hubert McIntosh, aka ‘Peter Tosh’ on Saturday, October 20 at the Ashkenaz in Berkeley. Performers include Peter Tosh’s son, Tosh 1, Peter Tosh’s cousin Sister-I-Live, Nyabinghi drummers, plus special guests to be announced. Tickets are $20 (student tickets are $17) and can be purchased in advance at the Ashkenaz. Doors are at 7pm an original documentary about Peter Tosh including interviews, history and music is at 8pm,and the music starts at 9pm. This is an all ages venue. In August of this year, the late reggae star Peter Tosh was appointed a member of the Order of Merit (OM), receiving the countrys third highest national honor and joining Wailers band mate and reggae icon Bob Marley as a recipient. Twenty-five years after his murder, Tosh, who had no national honor previously, headed a list of 119 Jamaicans national recognized for outstanding contributions to the country on JA Independence Day. The concert will feature Tosh 1, aka Jawara McIntosh, the youngest son of the reggae icon, who was born in Kingston, Jamaica in 1980. He moved to Boston in 1985 where he was raised by his mother. Tosh 1 has performed all over the world and he does especially well on the festival circuit. This October / November, 2012 Tosh 1 is doing a Western US / Canada tour. Tosh 1 is now set to release his highly anticipated album “Death to the Shitstem.” This album is slated to drop on October 19th, his fathers birthday. The album features songs like “Get up Stand Up” his up-to-the time rendition of The Wailers classic, “Babylon Burnin,” “Man Up”, just to name a few. This new album is a revolutionary embodiment of Tosh 1s signature hip-hop meets reggae brand of music, the best of both worlds! In Boston, Tosh 1 was introduced to rap and hip-hop, the flow and flavor of LL Cool J, Public Enemy, Ice Cube and Run DMC. That was when music was real, says Tosh 1, who started mixing the sounds of reggae with loops and samples of hip-hop in high school. Tosh has a love-hate relationship with the hip-hop genre, and believes many of its artists have gone astray, seduced by major record deals, fast cars and expensive clothes. The same revolutionary spirit that once inspired me has been transformed into everything it once detested, says Tosh 1. In 2000, Tosh 1 decided to record a couple of tracks in the studio, creating a hybrid sound that blended urban sounds, bu
Performers
24th Annual Peter Tosh Birthday Celebration Concert featuring Tosh 1, Sister I-Live, Nyabinghi Drummers and more
Venue
Ashkenaz
Times
Doors: 7:00 pm Film: 8:00 pm Music: 9:00 pm
Website
http://www.ashkenaz.com/
Infophone
917--834-0330
Email
tracey@reggaefestivalguide.com
 

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