Marlon Asha (The Ganja Farmer) + many more on stage Sunday 1st December 2013 at Rubadub Sundays
Sky Juice In-association with Rubadub Sundays Presents.
Marlon Asha (TT) (tracks Show)
Damas (JA), Ida Ambrose, Rapha,
Coco P, Dc & Sawa + Sky Juice Crew
Dec. 1st, doors 22:00. Gate fee only 80kr
Rub A Dub Sundays, Spillestedet Stengade 30 Cph.
Marlon Asher’s talent was revealed with the release of the song “Ganja Farmer” which became a huge hit via aggressive underground marketing. The song ‘Ganja Farmer’ was derived from an older selection named ‘Ganja Man’, which was also written by Asher.
“The name “Asher” was derived from the 12 tribes of Israel and “Asher” is the tribe which represents December and the spirit of Christ.
His musical style is that of a conscious reggae artist and he cites Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and Barrington Levy as some of his musical mentors. Marlon feels that reggae touches his soul and he wants to communicate that extension of spiritual soulfulness with the world. His messages are easily conveyed through the poignant lyrics in his songs “Blessings”, “Give Thanks & Praises”, “Love of Jah” and “ Fit & Strong”
Asher was a pioneer of the Trinidadian reggae movement and his first song Ganja Farmersparked controversy in his country despite being a run away hit. In an exclusive interview with the Trinidad and Tobago Express, he answered his critics by explaining what the song meant to him. (read more under the video below)
“I was never a farmer, but I have friends who are and seeing what they have to go through when police burn their fields inspired me to create the song. People must understand that planters have mouths to feed and this is how they earn a living to do so. Putting aside the fact that herb is life and everything else about that, when you think about the work and money a man puts into his field and then see it being burnt, it’s not easy,”
“Herb is not for everyone. It have people who will smoke and trip. My music is not about promoting hate and violence, it’s about uplifting people. I may not be able to change the world, but I can lead people into thinking differently about life and living with each other. Also, the lyrics in the song that tell about the rocket launcher, does not mean that people should kill police. I am showing the anger that a farmer has inside when he sees his field being burnt. That anger and frustration is real,”
International Reggae Entertainer and Producer Damas – born 9th December 1987 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica – is a highly ambitious entertainer and entrepreneur with a plentiful portfolio; working with some of the best producers and artists that the industry has to offer, Damas aims to uplift the lovers of Reggae music with his “true to life” conscious lyrics, which contextualize and demonstrate a combination of his life and others in the Caribbean community where he resides. Growing up surrounded by musical influences, such as Dean Fraser and Sunny Broadshaw, Damas found his love for music at a tender age, also being exposed to the sounds of a neigbouring sound system “The Mighty Emperor”, which harnested talents like Bounty Killa, Sizzla Kalonji and many more. Artists, who are today revered as co-pioneers in an era of reggae music, that has allowed for Jamaican entertainers such as Shaggy, Sean Paul and Mavado to stand predominant amongst a plateau of world stars and icons, collecting awards and accolades ranging from Grammy?s to Mobo awards.
According to Damas he accredits all his acheivements to the knowledge pass to him through friends, family and society.. his mission as described in his own words is to spread “ONE PERFECT LOVE AND LIGHT”
Jeg har de seneste par år arbejdet intenst på mit første solo album i samarbejde med min bror Alex Ambrose ( 13Beats ) som står for alle
produktionerne på albummet. Samt sammenarbejde med S.J.P Jeg har altid har haft smag for mange forskellige musikgenrer og fra
barnsben af har jeg både lyttet til danske popikoner såsom Sanne Salomonsen, Anne Linnet og Kim Larsen samt reggaestjerner såsom Inner
Circle, Bob Marley og UB40. Derudover har jeg også lyttet en del til Rap, R&B og det der ellers rører min sjæl. Alle disse har sat sit præg på udviklingen af mit album.
Min drøm med mit album og min musik er at sprede masser af kærlighed og glæde. Vække følelser frem i andre mennesker på den den ene eller
anden måde. Musik for mig ER MIT LIV..!
Rapha Bergdís is an uncommon artist in the Sky Juice Reggae Promotions family, serving up a never before heard sound for the label – a commercial style which at the same time flows a reggae dancehall vibe. This versatility characterizes Rapha, the multilingual singer/songwriter native of Buffalo, NY, who has lived in six countries and now is based in Copenhagen, Denmark. If this super international chic doesn’t get to you with her striking voice, it will be with her fun quirky personality and penchant for jumping in the deep end. A unique categorization for any up and coming artist, in addition to having a gold-selling recording in Brazil under her belt, Rapha uses her international business degree consulting for a major corporation. Let Rapha Bergdís’ story intrigue you, her vibes ease you, and her music move you to the dancefloor.
Sawa is a Kenyan born dancehall/reggae singer and song writer who started singing at the early age of ten in her father’s church and has been on a musical journey ever since, which has shaped her unique sound. Sawa says her inspirations come from life with her family and singers like India Arie, Luciano, Asa, J.Moss, and Richie Spice.
This fresh Talented and exciting female artist who sings both in Swahili and English will drop her first Single
Coco P new single from SJP RECORDS – speaks of the African heritage that is shared by all race and class of people.
sticking to the idea that Africa is the cradle of civilization .. Coco P describes his love and admiration for all races through his eyes as an African descendant living in Denmark.
DC, a selector, singer, song writer, producer, and drummer also enjoyed a three year stint, as radio Dj, co hosting ‘The Friday Evening Link Up’ Now working in the studio DC have a sizable catalogue of tracks, on his SJP Records label, with the first release, a six track E.P. entitled, Africa Is Our Home by Jah Turban, to lately releasing of the Stamper riddim, with a host of artists on the said riddim.