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Minneapolis Reggae Band to Perform
At UW-Eau Claire Dec. 6-8
MAILED: Nov. 29, 2001
EAU CLAIRE — Minneapolis reggae band Dred I Dread will perform three free concerts at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Dec. 6-8.
The shows will begin at 8 p.m. Thursday through Saturday in The Cabin of Davies Center.
Dred I Dread is transporting a major part of Jamaican culture into middle America. Bolstering a cache of roots, dancehall, hip-hop and rock steady, they are expanding the boundaries and opening up a new frontier. Their first album, "Listen to the Revolution" (1999), consists of mostly original songs and was produced with the help of Tony "Asher" Brissett, keyboardist from Black Uhuru.
Dred I Dread has opened for national acts such as DMX and Lee "Scratch" Perry and has headlined at shows throughout the Midwest, including the Bob Marley Festival in Des Moines, Iowa, and the Jamaican Independence Day Festival in Minneapolis. The band earned City Pages magazine's award for Best Local Reggae Band for 1999.
The shows are open to all ages. Soft drinks, domestic and imported beer, wine coolers and popcorn will be sold. Proof of age is required for alcohol purchases.
The University Activities Commission of the UW-Eau Claire Student Senate is sponsoring the Cabin program.
UW-Eau Claire News Bureau
Updated: Nov. 29, 2001