Foxfirkin Lewisham presents:
Deptford Dub Club: Moa Anbessa Special
Entry Requirements: Over 18s only. Photo ID required.
On Saturday 24th March the Deptford Dub Club presents the original Moa Anbessa Soundsystem. They are a classic, late 70s, deep roots collective. This session will feature foundation members Man Fi Bill and Wolfman. Expect roots reggae at its very best, in traditional style and fashion.
Hailing from Battersea; Moa Anbessa first played out at the beginning of 1977. Its core members served their apprenticeships with the even more venerable Lord David Sound. The classic 70s M. A. System was founded by former members of Lord David’s and played against all of the other great Sounds of the era, as well as with more diverse out-fits, like The Slits. This will be a truly historical night of Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska.
Moa Anbessa quickly gained a reputation as one of the most prominent Rasta-oriented Sounds in Britain, gaining residencies at historic venues such as Club Norick, the Four Aces, Studio 200 and others – nuff said. Their affiliated record label issued tracks by Creation Steppers, Jah Thomas, Delton Screechie, Early B, Little John and King Everald, among others. Expect late-70s and early-80s Rasta reggae vinyl classics and plenty of exclusive, unknown dubplates.
Moa Anbessa ceased regular operations in the very early 80s, despite their enormous popularity. So it’s a real coup to get them back, live and in the house. This is not the modern Italian Soundsystem with the same name, but the real deal.
Resident Steve Wax will be on the decks too. He’ll be joined by the young lion Setondji Spirit’s distinctive vocal stylings and melodica -- his vocal presence and melodica have become a feature of the D.D.C.. Joining them will be Tim Topcat on sax and Officer Dibble on flute. Together they’ll be playing a fresh set of Semi-live material.
In traditional style, we will be playing the best in foundation Jamaican roots music: from Ska, through Rocksteady and classic, vintage Reggae, to the present. All the selectors will be digging extra deep into their musical dub-baskets for this event. This will be a strictly vinyl event. An enhanced sound system is a feature of the Dub Club. This session is bound to be really kicking; so don’t forget your dancing shoes and celebrate the rhythm. We eagerly expect this to be one of our most memorable sessions.
Free before 9pm, £3 after