Upstate New York’s ska-reggae outfit – the Big Takeover – brings its Jamaican Riddims to Club Helsinki in Hudson. The group’s third album, “Children of the Rhythm” boasts the band’s signature blend of upbeat, horn-inflected ska, deep, funky reggae grooves, soulful melodies, and dub dropouts. Upstate New York group Root Shock, fronted by Jessica Brown, will warm up the crowd for Big Takeover.
The Big Takeover is a unique concoction of backgrounds and spirits that perfectly creates a version of reggae that is fresh and vivid. With Jamaican-born and raised NeeNee Rushie as a captivating and memorable front woman, plus a playful horn section and pulsating bass and drums, Big Takeover guarantees a memorable Jamaican-infused dance party.
Claiming influences including Desmond Dekker, Dennis Brown, Bob Marley, Beres Hammond, Delroy Wilson, Alton Ellis, Michael Jackson, Fela Kuti, the Specials, and Aretha Franklin, the Big Takeover has shared stages with such reggae royalty as the Wailers, the Skatalites, the Slackers, Yellow Man, Inner Circle, Eek a Mouse and Sister Nancy.
The show featuring Big Takeover and Root Shock represents Helsinki Hudson’s commitment to programming regional, emerging, diverse and rising talent.
Saturday, December 29, 2018: 8:30pm
Doors open at 6pm
405 Columbia Street
Hudson, NY 12534
Tickets can be purchased here.
21 And Over