Join us this Sunday, February 6th at 6:30 PM for the 16th Annual Bob Marley Birthday Livestream Edition
NuFunk Concerts in association
with RastaFest & Uma Nota Presents
16th ANNUAL BOB MARLEY BIRTHDAY LIVESTREAM
In support of the Parkdale Community Food Bank
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 6th, 2022
Livestreamed from BSMT 245 in Toronto
6:30 pm to 9:30 pm FREE
NuFunk Concerts’ Bob Marley Birthday Tribute is the longest-running Bob Marley Tribute in Canada, and one of the hottest local reggae concerts of the year. The event showcases the best of Canada’s reggae music scene while raising essential food donations for the Parkdale Community Food Bank. This year, the second year in a virtual setting, veteran soul-reggae singer Jay Douglas collaborates with up-and-coming reggae collective Reggaddiction to reinterpret Bob Marley & The Wailers material and perform original reggae music. The Livestream will also feature pre-recorded live performances of reggae talent from across Canada as well as DJ sets exploring Marley’s vast catalog. Join us and celebrate Black History Month and Canadian Reggae Talent!
The Bob Marley birthday celebration/Black History Month celebration is sponsored by the Government of Canada, Canada’s private radio broadcasters alongside Factor, Rastafest Inc, Masani Productions & BSMT 245.
JAY DOUGLAS * TRISH CAMPBELL * D.M.
Jay Douglas is one of Toronto’s many hidden treasures, especially when it comes to the constant growth that is the Canadian music industry. Originally born in Jamaica, the first stage Douglas performed on was in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Uncovering a natural charisma when it comes to performing, Jay Douglas has been active in the entertainment industry for the past 45 years. Developing a passion for American Blues, West Indian Rhythms, and Jazz Standards, Douglas tackles a vast repertoire all while providing unmatched energy on stage.
Delivering crossover vibes, refreshing vocal harmonies, and powerful instrumental riddims, Reggaddiction is one of the top up-and-coming bands in the Canadian reggae scene. Single releases from the band’s highly anticipated upcoming Neil Young reggae tribute album Ganja Harvest have received stellar reviews and national airplay on CBC Radio. The band opened up for the legendary Sister Nancy in early 2019, backed by Studio One legend Otis Gayle at the Beaches Jazz Festival was featured at Downtown Markham Festival, Come Together Festival, and Q107’s Canada Day Livestream.