Dub Colossus Dub Band Tour

We are pleased to announce a short tour for the Dub Colossus Dub Band.

When their first album, A Town Called Addis, was released back in 2008 it was hailed as one of the most inventive fusion albums of the year,
with its blend of contemporary and traditional Ethiopian styles, jazz and dub reggae. This may have started out as a studio-based project, but Dub Colossus went on to prove that they were also a rousing live band. That was followed by a second, even more varied and sophisticated album (titled Addis through the Looking Glass) that moved the experiment on.
Widely hailed as one of the best ‘world music’ albums of 2011, this was followed in spring of 2012 by an album of dub versions, taking the whole thing down to its roots: titled ‘Dub Me Tender Vols 1 & 2’. The original aim of Dub Colossus was to combine the golden years of Ethiopique beats and Ethiojazz with the dub reggae styles of the early 70’s groups like Abyssinians, Gladiators, Wailers and Mighty Diamonds.
The dub element on Dub Me Tender, ever-present in the first two albums, has been pumped up – giving these tracks a full Dubulah work over,
in the tradition of Joe Gibbs’ African Dub series, Tapper Zukie and Dennis “Blackbeard” Bovell, with a nod and a wink to King Tubby and Prince Jammy!

To bring this latest album to life on the stage, a full live dub band,
(this time based around the UK musicians involved in the project,) has been put together.
Featuring live dubbing from the stage of vocals, brass, drums and percussion,
this latest version of the Dub Colossus live experience is designed to move the dancefloor in an uncompromising fashion,
though still keeping that unmistakeable Ethiopian flavour.
Its been called Ethio Dub, Jazzmari Jamdown and Experimental Roots….
Expect heavy rhythms, natty vocals and weird sounds!
The Dub Me Tender tour consists of the following dates:

27th September: Islington Assembly Hall, London
28th September: The Junction 2, Cambridge
1st October: The Band on the Wall, Manchester
3rd October: Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
5th October: Musicport, Whitby

We hope you can make one of these shows!

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