Bob Marley Tribute Night feat. Cables Stewie of the legendary Cables

Bob Marley Tribute Night feat. Cables Stewie of the legendary Cables

Cables Stewie, Unity Reggae Band, Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra, DJ Rod Gnarley

Fri · February 2, 2018

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$12.00 - $20.00

This event is 18 and over

Patrons under 21 years of age pay $2 surcharge at the door

Cables Stewie
Cables Stewie
Cables Stewie is from the Jamaican rocksteady/reggae vocal trio The Cables.
Unity Reggae Band
Unity Reggae Band
Since its creation in 1990, the Baltimore-based Unity Reggae Band has been pleasing listeners with its unique, roots-based reggae music. Now an accomplished musical unit, Unity prides itself on its versatility. From the very beginning, the band originally known as Natty Skank, has been a melting pot of various musical influences. Each member brings their own unique musical perspective which, when brought together under the umbrella of Reggae, creates a musical style that is unique but true to the roots-reggae style of music.

With over a decade of live performance experience as a group, Unity knows how to please a crowd. Having amassed a huge repertoire of original reggae as well as covers, no two shows are ever the same. Veterans of three U.S. tours, Unity has shared its message of positivity to thousands of happy music lovers of all ages in clubs, at festivals, colleges, and charity events.

Unity's latest release, Urban Music (2005) is their fourth, and contains music written over a 12-year period.

Unity's performance highlights include sharing the stage with THE WAILERS, YELLOWMAN, BURNING SPEAR, GREGORY ISAACS, EEK-A-MOUSE, and MUTABARUKA. With their ever-refining musical style and their air of positivity and peace, the future of Unity couldn't look brighter.
Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra
Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Drum Orchestra
The Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra was formed in 1971 by a few Trinidadians who resided in Baltimore, Maryland. Richard Semper and Paul Gervais, who are still with group today, are two of the original members. The group now has musicians performing in it representing three generations of the Semper family.

The band has performed in concerts throughout the mid-Atlantic regions and has offered its services at numerous charitable fund-raising affairs. In 1978, the Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra toured Europe as Goodwill Ambassadors for the city of Baltimore and for Trinidad and Tobago's High Commissioner in England. The orchestra received honorary citizenship to the city of Annapolis, received the keys to Ocean City, Maryland by the admired mayor of Ocean City, Harry Kelley, and entertained audiences at the 1979 and 1983 World Series in Baltimore. The group has also played at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. for former President Carter. One of their proudest accomplishments is having been named as the "Official steel Orchestra of the city of Baltimore" by its late and great mayor and former governor of Maryland, William Donald Schaefer. The band continues to grow as an organization with strong community support and dedication.

Beginning in 1999, The Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra has taken part in a project called "Pan in the Community," a program designed to reach the art of playing the steel drums to kids in after school projects, summer camps, public schools, and PAL projects produced by Baltimore City.

A steelpan is made from an empty 55-gallon oil drum. The transformation is a complicated process that requires many years of experience. To the Trinidad and Tobago pannists, the craft of pan building is as important as the music itself. Each pan represents a different voice in the ensemble and each voice is important. Just as violins can't replace trumpets in an orchestra, no type of pan can replace another.

If interested, please take a look at this brief history on the pan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReNbZFKKX7c

While there is nothing more exciting than hearing the entire orchestra playing, as few as two members of the orchestra can be booked to perform at your venue or private party.

The Trinidad and Tobago Baltimore Steel Orchestra brings the music of the islands to you when you don't have time to go to the islands.
DJ Rod Gnarley
DJ Rod Gnarley
Producer :: House, DnB, Jungle, Dubstep + Hip-Hop

DJ :: Reggae, Disco, Funk, Hip-Hop, House, Breaks, DnB, Jungle, Psytrance, Industrial + Dubstep
Venue Information:
Ottobar
2549 North Howard Street
Baltimore, MD, 21218
http://www.theottobar.com/