The KING YELLOWMAN Show
Featuring K’Reema & The Sagittarius Band
Monday, October 25 / 9:00 pm-12:00 am
I remember the moment so clearly when I pushed play on that grey boombox in my bedroom. A pulsing, hypnotic groove emerged along with an irresistible lyrical flow in an exotic dialect. It was unlike anything my 12-year-old ears had heard before. I was instantly obsessed with the sound of Dancehall and the cutting-edge genre’s anti-hero – Yellowman. I spent the next several years devouring every one of his records I could get my hands on. My super fandom peaked in about ’93 when I got to see him at a small club on Miami’s South Beach. He was even more electric in the flesh than I had imagined.
Fast forward until now and I get goosebumps when contemplating that the “rudest dancehall toaster of the 80’s, Jamaica’s albino son” – King Yellowman himself – is actually coming to play the Crazy Horse Saloon! Not only that, but he will be with his daughter K’Reema and the legendary Sagittarius Band. At age 65, he’s singing at a slightly slower pace. Yet there’s no doubt that Yellowman’s witticisms are as cheeky , spirited and intelligent as ever, and always delivered with his sharp, melodic style. He has too many hits to mention and for many of us these songs have been anthems throughout our lives.
K’Reema stands on her own as a highly regarded R&B, pop and reggae singer with a massive following of fans all around the world. She’s a chip off the old block, yet she blazes her own trails with her unmistakable talent and mesmerizing flair. She will have the place bumping with a set of her own before giving way to Yellowman. Then the two will join forces for an extended set of duets to finish the night. I know I’m not the only who will be pinching themselves when they see King Yellow up on the Crazy Horse stage. I’ll definitely have company from KVMR’s reggae DJ Redlocks who will surely pull out all the stops in setting the tone with a set of his choicest cuts.