Got to give props to African Star aka Stuart Brown for relighting the reggae vibes on the place in Canada where reggae actually began and still continues to this day. At his newly opened spot on the strip called Sankofa, 1653 Eglinton Avenue west, he hosted a meet and greet for a concert that included Kabaka Pyramid, 4 times Juno award winner Exco Levi, Juno award winner Mikey Dangerous out of Montreal and King Ujah.
Reggae is bubbling again on the strip with folks gravitating towards the place where it all began. The Reggae Lane project has certainly created such excitement as we gear up for a 11th July ceremony and African Star, a veteran, a legend and a generous man is becoming a catalyst for this resurgence. Get your Reggae Lane gear on reggaelane.org and wear it on the deeply historic day as the city reveres those that were there when it all began to those who carry the torch today.
Friday night started with the meet and greet and one of the things about Eglinton west is that one can eat food at all hours of the night while restaurants remain open and have a reasoning on Ras Tafari with the man Zebulon or stop in Raps. It is all love.
Little Jamaica is the place for reggae music this and every summer... Watch de ride...
And thankful that I was at this venue, where the owner is a legend and played tunes into the weeeeee morn. African Star is certaily what The Lion's Den needed.
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