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Sly & Robbie & The Taxi Gang with Bitty McleanRastafari Works International Sound System • Jamalski • reggae

Friday May 29, 2015

622 Central Ave SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102






RasRitchi Chavez

Phone: (505)452-1382
Website: Click to Visit

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As an undergrad at UNM in the late ’80s and early ’90s, I was nearly moved to tears by the then-ascendant popularity of reggae music. It seemed like every house party I attended was blasting wholesome Jamaican sunshine out into the dark and dank confines of the student ghetto. It was groovy, and everyone got to dance. Thirty years on, EDM has captured the hearts of the next generation, yet reggae music continues to soldier on as classic acts take to the road to recapture the glory and ears of youthful and not-so-youthful revelers across America. The El Rey Theater (622 Central SW) gets with the groove on Friday, May 29, when the historic venue welcomes Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare, progenitor/innovators of the somewhat smoky genre.

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