KMUD Radio, The Mateel Community Center Present the Annual Halloween Boogie

This is a press release from the Mateel Community Center:

KMUD Radio and Mateel Community Center present the annual Halloween Boogie, Saturday, October 27th at the Mateel, 59 Rusk Lane in Redway.  Jamaican reggae artists Anthony B & Warrior King will perform at this Halloween costume party along with KMUD DJ’s spinning between sets. A costume contest for all age groups with prizes for the best costumes as well as a full bar & food including treats will be available.  Tickets are on sale now in advance or $25. The tickets are $30 at the door. Proceeds from Halloween Boogie benefit KMUD radio and the Mateel. The doors are at 8pm and the show starts at 9pm.    

Anthony B brings a high energy, engaging performance style to fans that relate to his lyrics and songwriting, both revolutionary and entertaining. Embodying all that is topical and compelling about Reggae music, this artist has been steadfast in his mission to represent the poor and oppressed, using timely lyrics to confront political injustices and bring the issues of the people to the forefront. In the process, he has raised the performance standards and lyrical content for the industry, performing quality lyrics and producing a multifaceted stage show that attracts diverse audiences from around the globe.

The artist’s live performance is one of reggae’s most dynamic in its history. Since 1992 Anthony B has commanded stages with his energetic creative style that brings the lyrics to life onstage. His shows engage crowds who sing word for word to the extensive catalog of songs that began with his hits “Fire Pon Rome” and “Raid Di Barn” that addressed issues of economic and social justice in Jamaica. Since that time, Anthony B has grown into one of reggae music’s top performers appearing on the world’s most prestigious festival and venues.

Part of the next wave of “cultural” artists that came on the Jamaican Reggae scene in the early 2000’s in 2001 the debut album Virtuous Woman by Warrior King was an epic set that offered a welcome respite from the slackness Dancehall music of the late 90’s and ushered in a return to the one drop rhythm, setting the pace for cultural singjay type of chanting to thrive. Songs like “Hold Da Faith”, “Breath of Fresh Air”, “Jah Is Alway’s There” & “Never Go Where Pagans Go” became mainstays on playlists worldwide and jettisoned the artist to international stages. His 2005 follow up album Hold Da Faith with its singles “Can’t Get Me Down” & “Breath of Fresh Air” encouraged the downtrodden to stay strong in the midst of perilous times. His most recent release is the 14-song set entitled The Rootz Warrior. Warrior King last appeared in Humboldt County at Reggae on the River 2017.

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