Jan 3, 2011

Ari Up Punky Reggae Birthday Party announced

FOB© Vivien Goldman recently sent the following news of a cool event she's involved with - the January 16th memorial/birthday party for the recently departed Ari Up, in Brooklyn. Tickets are available here.

WHEN: Sunday January 16, 2011
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
WHERE: Music Hall of Williamsburg
66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NYC
TICKETS available here
Cost: $15 in advance; $20 day of event

In honor of the memory of the legendary Ari Up a/k/a Ariane Forster, lead singer of the pioneering girl punk band the Slits, True Warriors and more, Vivien Goldman, Dunia Best, Aram Sinnreich and friends are throwing a PUNKY REGGAE PARTY on January 16, 2010 at the Music Hall of Williamsburg at 66 North 6th Street, Brooklyn, NYC. Participating artists include original and current members of the Slits, including Tessa Pollitt, Hollie Cook and Neneh Cherry; members of the Slackers, Brave New Girl, Bruce Smith from Public Image Ltd., Band Droidz, Tamar-Kali, Honeychild Coleman and many luminaries from the punk and reggae worlds backed by the True Warriors performing classic Slits hits and dancehall originals by Ari Up and the True Warriors. Special DJ sets by Ras Kush Black Redemption.

UPDATE: An unspecified amount of the proceeds will benefit the St. Jude's Children's Cancer Hospital.

Read Vivien's remembrance of Ari over at the Huffington Post.
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