Dubowy Uniwersytet Reggae na Ostróda Reggae Festiwal 2014

katzAs an official medial partner of Ostróda Reggae Festival we would like to invite you to an extraordinary event. In the rich schedule of the party (14-17.08) education and film projections will be present as always in the Reggae University amphitheater. One of the planned happening is a meeting with David Katz, famous British journalist and writer. On 15.08 he will present illustrated with unique multimedia lecture entitled “Dub revolution: genesis of the most impactful Jamaican musical invention”. David is an author of books “People Funny Boy: The Genius of Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry”, “Solid Foundation: An Oral History of Reggae” and “Caribbean Lives: Jimmy Cliff”. His articles and photos were published in such magazines as Mojo, The Guardian, The Independent, The Telegraph or Riddim. David releases records, chips in films, lectures on universities. His monthly DJ parties “Dub Me Always” in The Ritzy in Brixton are a firm element of London night life and he is one of the crucial reggae history specialists in the world.

Katz supported i.a. Lee Scratch Perry in Royal Festival Hall, Mad Professor in Momo’s Kemia Bar and Horace Andy, Aswad, Rico in Jazz Café. He has played with Ras Kush from Black Redemption Sound System in New Jork and Rio de Janeiro. Carried public debates with Bunny Wailer, Rita Marley, Chris Blackwell, King Jammy, Bunny Lee, Horace Andy, The Skatalities, Derrick Morgan and many others on festivals like Rototom Sunsplash and Reggae Geel. Presented scientific works about reggae on University of the West Indies on Jamaica and on universities in Brazil and Italy.
During the last sixty or more years, Jamaican popular music has rarely been in a standstill and often has been flourished with innovations of a group of involved practitioners, who has constantly been pushing it to the new tracks. Although it took a while for the outside world to notice the sounds from that Caribbean island, and even more to understand them, it’s an undeniable fact that during the last few decades Jamaica has enormously influenced the musical technique and practice all over the world. Dub appeared to be the most influential reggae subgenre. Without dub novelties of trailblazing Jamaican sound engineers and producers, rap would never become the most popular genre of popular music and various forms of dance music powered by technology probably would never be created. For sure you would not be listening to dubstep, which is popular now in many countries. So, who exactly is responsible for dub? What was the initial purpose that it served and how did it change over the time? Is dub a constant form or does it change its shape?
15.08 (friday), 12.00, free entry
The Reggae University, intimate chamber of the amphitheater in Ostróda, Mickiewicza 17a

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