June 19, 2014: Launch at Vinyl Thursday in Papine
June 20, 2014: Rockers Record Shop Day
June 21, 2014: Tribute Show (Main Event) : CountrySide Club, Kingston
June 22, 2014: Kingston Dub Club: Augustus Pablo /Rockers International night w/ Gabre Selassie
Vinyl Thursday Launch:
We will Launch the THE ANNUAL AUGUSTUS PABLO TRIBUTE SHOW and first ever ROCKERS INTERNATIONAL DUB WEEKENDER at EDB Entertainment’s weekly event ‘Vinyl Thursdays’ in the Tavern Community near Papine. Where Addis Pablo & Suns of Dub will play strickly Rockers International Vinyl all afternoon, as Jah Exile, Infinite & other artists from the community toast on the versions in real soundsystem style.
Rockers Record Shop Day:
A Day for meet and greet on Orange Street with Addis Pablo & Isis Swaby alongside Mitchie selling and signing old and newly pressed Augustus Pablo & Rockers International records also giving history on the shop and updating on plans for the future. An Open Press/ Rockers Community Day
Tribute Show (Main Event):
The Augustus Pablo Tribute show is an annual homage to the Melodica King our beloved Horace ‘Augustus Pablo’ Swaby. The first was held on June 21, 1999 at COUNTRY SIDE CLUB where there were performances and stories from the likes of Sugar Minott, Earl Chinna Smith, . This year Addis along with the help of friends and family have decided to take it to a different level with the incorporation of the initiation of an annual dub weekender starting from this year, to highlight not only Augustus Pablo but many other contributors to Dub & Sound System Culture. Plans for show include:
– An Exhibition by Isis Swaby, daughter of Augustus Pablo;
having just returned from a promotional tour of Japan Isis brings to Jamaica her expressions of Augustus Pablo through Art with her installment ‘Found Objects : Roots Files’ a display of an Augustus Pablo Performance (Live in Tokyo and in the Hills of Jamaica) video and personal photographs from his life with his family, Augustus Pablo press book, and retrospective of Augustus Pablo Concert T-shirts.
-Live & Sound System performances by various artists in tribute to Augustus Pablo & Rockers International including: Inna de Yard, Jesse Royal,Mikey General, Dre Island, Micah Shemaiah, Addis Pablo, Isis Swaby, Masicka, Exile di Brave, Kazam Davis & more
Kingston Dub Club Tribute:
Gabre Selassie former student of Augustus Pablo has now taken up the mantle as the Uncle of the Dub scene in Kingston, Jamaica with his now World Famous Kingston Dub Club, a strickly Dub Sound System Dance held every Sunday at Skyline Drive, Jack’s Hill, Kingston. As usual Gabre is doing his personal Kingston Dub Club Tribute to Pablo, which will feature a night flooded with Rockers International Dub Selections by the man himself Gabre Selassie.