august, 2021

22aug6:00 pm12:00 amDeptford Dub Club: Moa Anbessa Special

Event Details

For this, much anticipated event The Deptford Dub Club features 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. Back in the day, Moa Anbessa were such a significant Sound that they were name-checked in Steve McQueen’s “Small Axe”. Expect roots reggae at its very best, in traditional style and fashion, with a full and mighty rig, indoors, in the evening.

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; spinning 70s and early-80s Rasta reggae classics and plenty of exclusive dubplates. (NB. This is not the modern Italian Soundsystem with the same name, but the real deal. There’s a fuller band-biog. of the legends at the foot.)

Warm up selection will come from lion youths Duppy Sista Sound, from 6. Resident Soft Wax will be on the decks too. He’ll be joined by Doc Murdoch’s distinctive live vocal stylings – his vocal presence has become a feature of the D.D.C. Joining them will be a live brass section, including club stalwart Wicked Will on trumpet and a fresh talent, Humble B, on sax and more.

All afternoon we’ll be featuring Rocksteady in the fabulous garden at this convivial boozer. Yes sir, they’ll be warming up the big rastaman dub machine outside from lunchtime onwards until 6. The new awning guarantees your shelter outdoors.

We will be playing the best in foundation Jamaican roots music; from Ska, through Rocksteady and classic, vintage Reggae, to the present, throughout this extended event. All the selectors will be digging extra deep into their musical dub-baskets for this event. This session is bound to be really kicking; so put on your dancing shoes and celebrate the rhythm.
The Deptford Dub Club happens every month, on the penultimate Sunday and is FREE ’til 6 and then £3 until 12.

The original Moa Anbessa
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 Moa Anbessa 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.

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. Their performance will be a truly historical conclusion to our day of Reggae, Rocksteady and Ska.


(Sunday) 6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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