Sceneopolis is back with another arts and culture bash that’s sure to send your ear drums and taste buds into a frenzy. After the inaugural success of the Living Room Jam at Kitch last month, the inTO series is inviting Torontonians to Ah Sey One, a reggae insiders’ musical journey at Harlem Restaurant (67 Richmond St. E).
Hosted by Cameron Bailey, reggae aficionado and the artistic director of TIFF, party-goers will be treated to performances by two-time Juno Award-winners The Sattalites, who are also Canada’s longest standing reggae group. In collaboration is Brendan Canning of Broken Social Scene and Cookie Duster – who will sit in with the band on a select few songs, then hop on the turntables to share some of his all-time favorite reggae songs for the audience to shimmy to.
A night not only rich in music, but also in culture – both Bailey and The Sattalites will delve into the various styles of reggae (from ska to dancehall), how rhythms differ, dub technology, toasting and the context of genre in songs. Audience members are encouraged to interact with Bailey and the band while they share the musical and cultural changes that reggae has experienced in the past 50 years.
And as always, culture always includes good eats, and guests will be treated to Jamaican-inspired food and beverages by Harlem including: mini-roti, beef patties, plantain tarts, jerk chicken quesadillas and coconut shrimp.
Sounds totally spicy and up your alley? Visit sceneopolis.com to get your tickets – only 100 are available for inTO series parties, which helps promote the exclusivity and intimacy of the events. OR, enter to win tickets from She Does The City! Just tweet this post (using Twitter button below) with the hashtag #righthereinTO to @Sceneopolis and @SheDoesTheCity to win!
What: Ah Sey One: A Reggae Insiders’ Musical Journey
Where: Harlem Restaurant @ 67 Richmond St. E
When: August 29th at 8pm
Who: Cameron Bailey, The Sattalites and Brendan Canning
~ Iris Leung @irismtleung