Live at Simmer Down / Saturday May 14
On Saturday, May 14th at Double Door‘s Door No. 3 we continue the vibesnd are thrilled to present Fada Dougou and the drastics! One of Burkina Faso’s finest, Fada Dougou has been energizing audiences for decades with his fiery and passionate vocals! The Drastics are long time veterans on the Chicago landscape and have been pioneers of the dub movement in our great city! Do not miss this rare opportunity to see The Drastics as they only play Chicago a couple times a year these days.
We are also excited to announce that Simmer Down Sound will host the full Moa Anbessa Sound System crew for their eighteen-year reunion! Moa Anbessa was founded in Chicago in 1998, when Stranjah (São Paulo), Jon Bless (NYC) and Simmer Down Sound resident MarcusIyah (Chicago) linked up with one mission: to mash up the dance! Their first weekly Sunday night event at Subterranean in Chicago spread conscious roots and dancehall reggae music to the massive and included sessions with deejay/singer Jah Scoob and other friends who would nice up the mic. Moa Anbessa expanded to Chicago clubs like Lava Lounge, Cafe Lura, The Note, Danny’s and Sonotheque. Since Stranjah has relocated to Brasil and Jon to NYC, Moa Anbessa’s sound has travelled to their new homes and as far beyond as Korea and Europe. On May 14th they reunite at Simmer Down Sound to celebrate eighteen years together!