The Ultimate Clash of the Bands: Crown Heights and Ras Jahknow Band to battle it out
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05.05.2023

The Ultimate Clash of the Bands: Crown Heights and Ras Jahknow Band to battle it out

The Ultimate Clash of the Bands

This night at The Croxton promises to be one for the history books, as the two bands go head-to-head, playing different songs one for one live on one stage.

Get ready for the ultimate clash of the bands: The Aus Vrs Vibes 2023 massive Live Band Edition is taking over the Croxton Bandroom on June 17. The showdown between titans of reggae and roots Crown Heights and Ras Jahknow Band will be joined by guests Jah Tung and Shottaz, with Zare Demus hosting as MC and a dance choreo and performance from Jungle City Collective.

Clash of the Bands

  • Crown Heights vs Ras Jahknow Band
  • Guest Artists Lineup: Jah Tung and Shottaz
  • DJs: Jesse I, Zare Demus, DJ Emporer Sativa
  • MC/Host: Zare Demus

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Crown Heights is a unique and dynamic reggae band based in Melbourne, Australia. With members hailing from Jamaica, London, New Zealand, Brazil, Samoa, and Sri Lanka, Crown Heights brings a truly global vibe to the reggae scene. The band is fronted by two lead vocalists, Marvin Priest and Dufty Kare Martin, both seasoned artists with impressive resumes. The rest of the band is made up of Melbourne’s finest musicians, including Brett Direx on drums, Jahwise on bass, Jason Davis on guitar, and Frankey Keyz on keyboards.

Ras Jahknow and his band are a force to be reckoned with in the reggae music scene. Their unique blend of culturally rich roots reggae music incorporates sounds from all over the world, including the African island nation of Cape Verde, Brazil, Tanzania, Mauritius, and Australia. The passionate vocals in both English and Creole are a testament to the band’s dedication to bridging the gaps in cultural understanding and unity.

It’s time to catch a vibe and celebrate the culture with an exclusive party at the iconic warehouse venue at the heart of High Street. If it’s your birthday, don’t forget to inbox the promoters to score yourself free entry and free drinks.

The DJ lineup will feature Jesse I, Zare Demus and DJ Emporer Sativa , playing the finest selection of hip hop, dancehall, reggae, afro beats and amapiano. Taking to the stage to showcase their latest dance choreography and performance, Jungle City Collective will bring their electrifying energy and artistry to the Croxton.

It all goes down at The Croxton Bandroom on June 17. Grab tickets by heading here.

This article was made in partnership with King Derek