On Friday, January 18, dancehall sensation, Cham brings his ‘Lawless in Humboldt’ Concert to the Mateel Community Center in Redway, California.
(Southern Humboldt County). Opening act Guerilla Takeover. The music starts at 8pm and it is an all-ages show.
Cham a.k.a “Baby Cham” (born Damian Beckett in 1979) is a Grammy Award-nominated Jamaican Dancehall Reggae recording artist. Any stage show featuring Cham, with his seasoned set of players, translates to authentic dancehall culture in the great tradition of live music that Jamaica’s musicians and artists have presented globally for five decades.
Cham has come up through the ranks as a high-energy stage performer and musical recording artist who is one of today’s top acts in Dancehall Reggae. Always creating original dancehall & cross-over music throughout his career, Cham has collaborated with many hip-hop and R&B artists such as: Alicia Keys: “Ghetto Story”, Foxy Brown: “Tables Will Turn”, Damian Marley- “Fighter” and T-Pain- “Shottas”, DJ Khaled featuring Cham and Rick Ross: “Bullet”, “Tonight” by Keke Palmer featuring Cham which is on the “Night At the Museum” feature film soundtrack, Akon: “Ghetto Story 3”, Mykal Rose & Bounty Killer: “Stronger”. Back in 1996, he collaborated with Wayne Wonder on the lead single of the “Joyride” Riddim produced by Madhouse which continues to be a classic dancehall cut for selectors. This year (2018) has taken Cham to Europe for a string of sold-out festivals in the U.K and concerts throughout the east coast of the USA including Reggae on the River Festival and Reggae Sumfest (Jamaica). Cham performs with his band, Mad People Gang, a set of musicians with whom he has been creating music since the beginning in their Sherlock Crescent community in Spanish Town, Jamaica.
Cham stays busy touring the world performing at festivals and concerts on almost every continent.
His most recent album “Lawless” has garnered much press, and the official videos have also received accolades. LAWLESS includes 10 tracks with videos released with producer and hit maker Dave Kelly and Madhouse Records. Cham is often seen with the “Lawless” message emblazoned on his apparel as part of his branding. The artist defines the term in this way, “When we say ‘Lawless’ we don’t mean take people’s purses, we mean—a citizen of this world, no borders—we are all just one people.”
Guerrilla Takeover, based out of Mendocino County, brings the best of current and past Reggae/Dancehall hits from the charts and the deep vaults to the fans. They collect custom dubplates making remixes and bringing Caribbean music to Northern California in an original fashion with a large, quality sound system.
The Mateel Community Center is located at 59 Rusk Ln, Redway, CA 95560
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