AUG 15, 2007


Why: Without Sly and Robbie there is no hiphop. Drummer Sly Dunbar and bassist Robbie Shakespeare laid the rhythmic foundation for reggae in 1960s Kingston, recording on an estimated 200,000 tracks, from which sprang dub, dancehall, and, in the Bronx in the mid-'70s, hiphop. Their partnership with Jamaican vocalist Horace Andy goes back 30 years, and the three sound as vital in concert today as back when they were defining a culture. (Neumo's, 925 E Pike St, 709-9467. 8 pm, $20, 21+.)

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