Friday, September 25, 2009 • 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Boulder Theater - 2032 14th St
CATEGORIES: Live Music
Uplifted Entertainment & Reggaemovement.com present
BEENIE MAN & RED FLAME W/ RICHIE SPICE & SPANNER BANNER
Beenie Man rightly proclaimed himself, King Of The Dancehall, a couple years ago and no one in the battle-based culture batted an eye-lash. Why? Because when it comes to chats and riddems, Beenie Man is the alpha and the omega. Always present and correct are his signature rough rhythm riding skills that have made Beenie Man a star since he turned out ghetto talent contests as a young man. Beenie Man's spontaneous, rapid-fire toasting and singing skills are endlessly inventive and commanding. His catchphrases - "Zim Zimma, who's got the keys to my Bimmer" from "Who Am I?" among countless others have made him a folk hero everywhere they care about dance music.
Armed with just a microphone, one-drop rhythms and purifying lyrical flames, singer Richie Spice is the Gideon of contemporary reggae. The publicly declared “prince of fire” uses culturally uplifting, spiritually fortified words to defeat the negative content that informs much of popular (Jamaican) music.
Since 2004 Spice has become one of reggae’s most in demand talents and the recipient of numerous awards and accolades. He received the Most Cultural Artist Award at the 13th annual South Florida Reggae Soca Awards in 2005; he was voted the Male Singer/Singjay of the Year at Jamaica’s IRIE FM Awards in 2007 and following his performance at the first annual “Black My Story” concert held in Kingston on Feb. 2, 2008 Spice was honored for his positive musical contributions. His 2004 album “Spice in Your Life” was listed among the year’s best reggae releases by the New York Times; “In the Streets To Africa”, released in 2007, reached number 6 on the Billboard Reggae chart and one of the album’s biggest hits “Youth Dem Cold” peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Top 100 Singles Chart and ranked at number 29 on Vibe Magazine’s Best 44 songs of 2007. Now with the release of “Gideon Boot” even greater recognition is assured for Spice’s talent, as is the expansion of his international fan base.