June 19: The Listening Party explores Black comic books and Reggae music with Ziggy Marley, Tasha Rozez, Taddy P and more…

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Dread & Alive‘s The Lost Tapes Volume 6 is winning praise worldwide for its artistic breadth and musical depth. Ziggy Marley just released a comic book, Marijuana Man. Comic books by, from or about Caribbean people are here to stay and will be featured during a special “Listening Party” Sunday June 19.

Join Ziggy Marley,  comic book experts Damian Duffy and Yumy Odom on June 19 alongside Dread & Alive’s The Lost Tapes artists Tasha Rozez and Taddy P. Reggae music, Black Comix and Superheroes, Dread & Alive… we’ll go through it all and let you know about special offers and ways to win Dread & Alive’s The Lost Tapes music.

Ziggy Marley Ziggy Marley .website

A five-time Grammy-winning musician, actor, artist, activist and humanitarian, Ziggy Marley has established his presence on the public stage for over a quarter-century. With a new comic book, Marijuana Man,  just released and a new album, Wild And Free,  on the doorstep, Ziggy Marley guarantees his presence will continue to be felt in more ways than one.

Damian Duffy .blog

Comic book writer and letterer, PhD candidate in the UIUC Graduate School of Library and Information Science, co-author (with John Jennings) of Black Comix: African American Independent Comics, Art and Culture and Out of Sequence: Underrepresented Voices in American Comics as well as the writer of the Black Comix blog.

Tasha Rozez Foot Loose - Dread & Alive's The Lost Tapes, Vol. 6

The WUN Magazine 2010 Selector of the Year, consecutive four-time Marc Ecko/ Stylus Female DJ of The Year nominee and original (2002), undefeated Female World Soundclash Champion also has a crucial record with Wio K which is featued on Dread & Alive’s the Lost Tapes Vol 6.

Taddy P Taddy P

Endless practice sessions on a homemade guitar earned Taddy a proper one, and eventually, classical studies at the Royal School of Music in London, England, a regular gig as the personal bass player for 2-time Grammy nominee, Maxi Priest and launching the Bass Ina You Face record label. Taddy’s song with Tanya Stephens, “Heart of Stone”, is featured on Dread & Alive’s the Lost Tapes Vol 6. 

Yumy Odom website

Founder of The East Coast Black Age of Comics Convention (ECBACC) held annually in Philadelphia and just recently celebrated its 10-year anniversary. The ECBACC is also home to the Glyph Awards which recognize the best in comics about, for and by people of color.

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Dread & Alive’s The Lost Tapes v6 (Soul of the Lion) Dread & Alive's The Lost Tapes, Vol. 6 - Various Artists

Dread & Alive #6 “seamlessly blended Jamaican history and culture … with an accompanying soundtrack full of tunes that make it strong enough to stand on it’s own”. /Pound Magazine

“In the past, this series has featured …the biggest names in Reggae, but here perhaps, they’ve even managed to outdo themselves.” /Ras Achis, United Reggae

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Ziggy Marley – Wild and Free (Tuff Gong)

The overall theme of the album is a powerful one, as it propels Marley to challenge social injustice along with the political weapons of ignorance and fear. Wild and Free (Tuff Gong Worldwide), his fourth solo album, may be Ziggy’s most political and personal to date.

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The Listening Party

Music travels fast. So quick it can be hard to keep up with the people driving it. The 45 Shootout is pleased to present a new one-hour radio experience that brings the music, tastemakers and trendsetters redefining the way we record, listen to and think about music right into your living room, your car or your headphones. Hosted by Chambo from The 45 Shootout, The Listening Party welcomes people like comic book creator Nicholas da Silva, genre-bending Jahdan Blakkamoore and the visionary Virgin Islands producer Laurent ‘Tippy I’ Alfred every month to chat alongside the music and the musicians, adding crucial info to the crucial vibes.

And its not just about listening since every ‘party’ includes party favors for listeners to take home and enjoy. More than music, The Listening Parties are an interactive event for lovers of reggae and world music culture everywhere.

The45Shootout.com is where melody, bass and riddim mixes with action and creativity. Whether, it’s sports, comics books or clothing, The 45 Shootout connects them all with music and is pleased to support the movers and shakers heard on The Listening Parties.