Luciano To Perform At “Tribute To Fadda Dub”

August 20, 2017

On September 3rd, One Love Promotions and Magnum Force Entertainment will be presenting a musical extravaganza to celebrate the life of Kent “Fadda Dub” Outerbridge, with the event set to feature reggae star Luciano and eight local sound system DJs

A spokesperson said, “A vinyl dance, music extravaganza to celebrate the life of Kent Outerbridge aka  Fadda Dub / Dub City International and Variety store. He arrived on January 16th, 1953 and departed on May 30th, 2017.

“‘The Father of Reggae music in Bermuda, in the early 1970’s he visited Jamaica as a ‘bald head’ and came back a Rasta Mon! In the summer of 1974, Kent opened Dub City Variety.

“The name Dub City was created from the type of reggae music played at the time in Jamaica which was known as ‘Dub’. After spending years in Bailey’s Bay, he then expanded onto Court Street, where he sold a variety of red, gold and green items, clothing and of course music.

A Tribute To Fadda Dub Bermuda Aug 2017 TC

“Fadda Dub had a passion for his sound system. He was the founder of Dub City International Sound which was at one time one of the largest sound systems in Bermuda. He would travel from east to west with a truck of speakers in tow.

“Dub brought in a lot of reggae artist to Bermuda which included Garnett Silk, Fred Locks, Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Morgan Heritage, Luciano, Frankie Paul and many, many more.

“He loved doing reggae shows; his idea behind it was that the same individuals going to the shows would go to Dub City Records & Boutique to get their clothing ‘ganzee’ when they purchased their tickets. Dub put on one of the largest reggae shows in Bermuda called ‘Reggae in Paradise’ which featured over 25 local and foreign artist and band members. To Dub, music was life.

“Kent had a big heart. He was always willing to help others, which was one of his biggest strengths personally and professionally. Kent was always giving to people and did not hesitate to do so. There are many people that will remember Kent for his kindness!

“Dub City was the top selling distributor of VP records outside of Jamaica during the late 80’s and early 90’s. This included the Caribbean and North America for over ten years.

“It is with this, that reggae super star Mr. Luciano/ JahMessenJah, a two-time Grammy award nominee has been invited to perform at the Tribute dance. No stranger to Bermuda, JahMessenJah was a ‘personal’ friend of Dub. He is also one of VP records all-time top selling artist and has a powerful, uplifiting message to deliver to the people of Bermuda.

“Vinyl records made Dub City in the 70’s, 80’s & 90’s. With this we have assembled eight local sound system DJ’s [70’s - to present] who will open up and close out this musical extravaganza show piece. They include: Dub City Int’l; Magnum Force Int’l; Jones Town Int’l; Black Lion; Nuclear Weapon; Lenky Boy Movement; Reality Sound & Black Star.

“So make it a date and don’t be late! September 3rd under the Big tent at the National Sports Centre: 9 pm – 3 am

“Tickets are available online from: Ptix.bm, venue outlets are: Jamaican Grill, Fish n Tings, 27th Century Boutique and Dub City Variety Store

“Advance: $35 & $45 at the door. Part proceeds will be going to Bermuda Diabetes Association and to Dub City.

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