Dubtonic Kru’s songs and spoken words are consciously thought provoking, while their rhythm/dub section walks through the passage of time with a gritty sound that rolls stones and breaks fences.
This evening is a special celebration in honor of the birthday of H.I.M. Haile Selassie, which occurs at the stroke of Midnight.
The founding members of Dubtonic Kru are Deleon “Jubba” White and Strickland “Stone” Stone, a dynamic Drum & Bass duo who, over the years have contributed to the development of modern Roots Reggae. Their unique sound and approach intertwines Jubba’s mesmerizing Reggae/Jazz Fusion drumming with the addition of spoken word on several tracks, with Stone’s groovy, yet pulsating bass lines. Strickland Stone is making his long awaited return to our very own city of Madison.
The Kru has gained a decade and a half of experience touring and or recording with the legendary likes of Max Romeo, U-Roy, Burning Spear, The Mighty Diamonds as well as modern day artistes such as Bushman, Junior Kelly, Richie Spice, Lutan Fyah, and Voicemail just to name a few.
What makes the Kru a more complete music machine is the addition of longtime friend and versatile guitarist Jallanzo, who also adds his strong lead and backing vocal ability. Luke Dixon is the Kru’s young and talented master of work stations and keys, and adds a unique blend of reggae rhythms with influences of jazz and experimental sounds. Rounding out the group is a unique and very powerful singer/MC Kamau, “the Quiet Warrior,”
Also tonight you can catch Madison’s own Kingtown Rockers, and starting things off is Mash’allah. Tropical Riddims Sound System will be spinning music between sets to keep the night moving.
You can also enjoy some aromatic Jamaican food served up by Jamerica at the show.