Bob Marley’s 72nd Birthday Party ft: Nappy Riddem & Jah Works – Tickets – Gypsy Sally’s – Washington, DC – February 3rd, 2017

Bob Marley's 72nd Birthday Party ft: Nappy Riddem & Jah Works

Gypsy Sally's Presents

Bob Marley's 72nd Birthday Party ft: Nappy Riddem & Jah Works

Mateo Monk

Fri, February 3, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Advance $12/ Day of Show $15 + Fees

This event is 21 and over

Online sales stop at 5pm day of show then tickets are available at door unless posted as sold out.

Nappy Riddem
Nappy Riddem
Since releasing their debut album on Fort Knox Recordings in 2011, NAPPY RIDDEMhas been busy touring nationwide and releasing a string of remixes, transforming itself into an uplifting and conscious reggae band that is funky enough to pack the dance floor. Started by Mustafa Akbar and Rex Riddem, Nappy Riddem has expanded into a six-piece band, whose live show is engaging and compelling, getting the crowd moving and grooving with a smile on their faces.

In 2013 Nappy Riddem released "The Rock Steady EP" and was awarded "Best Reggae Recording" by the Washington Area Music Association, in 2014. Nappy Riddem stepped out of the studio to focus on touring. They've toured up and down the East Coast as well as Texas, Colorado and California. Nappy Riddem has headlined world famous venues like the 9:30 Club and Brooklyn Bowl. This band of brothers has had the pleasure of supporting Steel Pulse, the English Beat, Go-Go rockers Experience Unlimited, John Brown's Body, Lee Scratch Perry, and every current incarnation of Bob Marley's Wailers, most recently featuring Aston "Family Man" Barret and Marley's Lead Guitarist Junior Marvin. Junior Marvin also selected Nappy Riddem to mentor and tour with him as his backing band during their 2014 California tour. The highlight of which was headlining the prestigious Joshua Tree Music Festival. Nappy Riddem's performances meld Reggae, Rock, and Funk together into their unique brand of "Dancehall Funk".
Jah Works
Jah Works
Jah Works is a band of brothers based out of Baltimore, MD dedicated to writing, recording and performing original reggae music. While rooted firmly in the tradition of authentic Jamaican roots and dancehall, the band also blend elements of hip hop and popular music into their mix. A heavy dose of drum and bass combined with sweet melodies and catchy hooks are the groups' trademarks.
Formed officially in the spring of 1993, Jah Works have been blazing up the live music scene ever since. With an average of 200 plus shows a year they have covered a lot of ground in their time together. Though best known on the East Coast, Jah Works has played throughout the US as well as internationally in Jamaica, Canada, Holland, the South Pacific, and the Middle East. The band is honored to have taken part in Armed Forces Entertainment which provides shows for troops stationed abroad. They also recently performed in Washington DC for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.
With an independent mindset and a strong work ethic, the band has written and produced 8 albums to date. Through the help of a dedicated fan base, the internet, and their relentless tour schedule, they have sold close to 100,000 records. The band is currently finishing up its ninth album and is planning a tour in support of its release.
Known for their high energy, party style atmosphere, Jah Works' live shows appeal to both reggae and non reggae listeners alike. Comfortable in any environment, the band has played numerous music festivals, large and small venues, colleges, and private parties. They have been fortunate to share the stage with some notable international acts including Buju Banton, Toots and the Maytals, Culture, Burning Spear, UB40, and Damian Marley , as well as with their brothers in arms, John Browns Body and SOJA. When not on tour Jah Works can be found working on new material at their home studio in Baltimore.
Mateo Monk
Mateo Monk
Mateo Monk's full biography:

Mateo Monk has been playing the guitar for twenty years, the flute for fifteen, and has been performing regularly since 1992. He spent the first four years of his life in southern California, and was then transplanted to northern Virginia where he remained until he finished high school. It was during high school that he first picked up the guitar and began writing songs. Mateo made it through two years of college at the University of Delaware, first as a Music major, then as an English major, before moving on to pursue his passions and explore the world.

After a short stint living in Boulder Colorado, Mateo packed his instruments and headed south of the border, settling in Guadalajara, Mexico. His experiences in Mexico were formative. Living amongst a community of artists and musicians and making his way as a street musician, Mateo spent countless hours writing music and honing his instrumental skills. After about a year and a half, he felt his soul was ripe and he was ready to share his music with a larger audience, so he returned north to the lively music scene of Boulder Colorado.

Mateo spent six years in Boulder leading an original reggae/soul fusion band called Natural Kingdom with some success. While opening for the legendary reggae band Culture, he was "discovered" by acclaimed reggae producer Georges Kouakou and proceeded to record his first solo release entitled "Guidance and Protection" at Lion and Fox Studios in Washington DC. Georges co-produced several of African reggae superstar Alpha Blondy's groundbreaking records, including the "Jerusalem" album, and he has toured with many reggae greats including Culture, Burning Spear and the Wailers. While recording the record, Mateo also had the pleasure of working with Junior Marvin of Bob Marley and the Wailers. "Guidance and Protection" was picked up by the French record label Sankofa Blackstar and has received international airplay as well as frequent rotation on XM Radio in the US. In the fall of 2004, Mateo played a two week, multi-city tour throughout France with The Viceroys and Clinton Fearon of the Gladiators to promote the disc.

After the tour, Mateo decided to settle in the Washington DC area to take advantage of the connections and opportunities that recording the album had brought about. Since being in DC, he has performed steadily, both as a solo performer and as a member of several bands: One Night Stand, the Monday night house band at Madam's Organ in DC (8/03 to 8/04), THC, featuring Desi Hyson of Culture and Mojanya (8/04 to 12/05), Kleen Kut, a reggae band from Liberia (12/05 to 10/9), and currently, The Archives (1/10 to present), who are about to release their debut album on the ESL Music label. The album was produced by Eric Hilton of Thievery Corporation. Mateo has also released a live solo album on his nascent record label Mateo Monk Music. The album comprises performance highlights from the past three years.
Venue Information:
Gypsy Sally's
3401 K Street NW
Washington, DC, 20007