Jerry Dammers: Future|Journeys After Party

In partnership with Next Stop New York and AfroFutures_UK


Join Jerry Dammers, founder of legendary Two-Tone ska band The Specials and Spatial A.K.A Orchestra for the Afrofutures after-party. Jerry will be DJ’ing from his extensive record collection of black American and Afro-caribbean sounds, from ska and reggae to funk and beyond...
 
Jerry Dammers is a founder member and principal songwriter of one of the UK's most important bands of all time, The Specials. As well as establishing 2 Tone Records, which helped develop the 1970s/1980s ska revival, he also became an anti-apartheid campaigner, helping to create Artists Against Apartheid in the U.S and writing the song 'Free Nelson Mandela' in 1984.
 
In 1985, in the wake of the Band Aid single, he organised the recording and release of the 'Starvation' single, a version of The Pioneers 1969 song, in aid of famine relief in Africa, featuring members of The Specials, UB40, Madness and The Beat. In 1986 Dammers was heavily involved in the Red Wedge campaign alongside The Style Council, Billy Bragg and The Communards. After producing records by the likes of Robert Wyatt, UB40 and Junior Delgado, Dammers retreated from the spotlight to raise a family.
 
Re-emerging in the Millenium as a DJ of some repute, Dammers also now performs with his band The Spatial AKA Orchestra, playing his own compositions and tributes to Sun Ra and other experimental jazz artists. The band features established jazz musicians Zoe Rahman and Denys Baptiste. They perform in elaborate Ancient Egyptian and outer space-themed costumes and share the stage with bizarre props such as model alien heads and Mummy Sarcophagi.

Featuring support from Lyrical Combat (2Kind & D-Fresh), Bernie Connor and Blue Saint
 
Details
Date: Saturday 21st May 
Time: 8pm till late
Venue: District, 61 Jordan St, L1 0BP
Discount tickets - PROMOTION CODE: wowfestjerry 
Ticket Price: £15/10 BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE
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