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High Tide plays at the Wall as part of the late-night Roots Dub Session party.

PHOTO COURTESY OF HIGH TIDE

The Wall (這牆) hosts an evening of live reggae and dub tomorrow night with Roots Dub Session, a late-night party featuring two bands and two DJs. Organized by DJ Taili, the party is dedicated to promoting live reggae and dub music in Taipei.

Kicking off the evening is High Tide, the roots, rocksteady and dub band of Public Radio singer and guitarist Moshe Foster, who also writes original material for the group. The band is a patchwork of other musicians from Taipei’s expat music scene: Mike Tennant of the Bopomofo Blues Band (ㄅㄆㄇㄈ) on bass, Andy Francis of the Money Shot Horns on trombone, guitarist and singer Jesse Morden-Green of Johnny Fatstacks and Consider the Meek drummer Greg Russell.

Taking the stage next is Taimaica Sound System, one of Taiwan’s foremost homegrown reggae and dub outfits. The group prides itself on representing a diversity of musical dance styles; its nine members play electronic instruments and the standard guitar, bass and drum kit. After the bands, DJs Taili and Katzu of the Jamaican sound system Black Reign International will keep people dancing the rest of the evening, spinning classic and modern roots.

▲ Roots Dub Session with Taimaica Sound System, High Tide, and DJs Taili and Katzu

▲ Tomorrow, 11:30pm, The Wall

(這牆), B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1). Call (02) 2930-0162 for more information

▲ NT$350 cover includes one free drink

▲ On the Net: www.the-wall.com.tw

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DJ and producer Jef Stott brings his unique fusion of electronica and world music to Taiwan.

PHOTO: RON BROWNLOW, TAIPEI TIMES

Electro-global-fusion DJ Jef Stott brings his blend of Middle Eastern sounds and modern dub and dance music to Taipei and Taichung this weekend to groove with DJs Nate D and Jez Bob and a troupe of Taiwanese belly dancers. Stott — who is signed to the highly regarded San Francisco label Six Degrees — improvises with electronica and global remixes while sampling live percussion and the oud. For more information, visit www.jefstott.com, www.myspace.com/theatx or www.bellydancing.com.tw.

▲ 9pm tonight at 89K, Takuan Rd, Nantun Dist, Taichung City (台中市南屯區大觀路21號); 5pm tomorrow at Sababa (DJs only), 17, Ln 283, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段283巷17號); 10pm tomorrow at Vibe, B1, 155, Jinshan S Rd Sec 2, Taipei City (台北市金山南路一段155號B1); 10pm Sunday at Underworld (DJs only), B1, 45, Shida Rd, Taipei City (台北市師大路45號B1)

▲ Entrance is NT$400 for 89K; free for Sababa; NT$400 for Vibe;

and NT$350 for Underworld. NT$350 pre-sale tickets for Vibe are available at Taipei City Sababa locations



Theater

Windmill Fantasia (紙風車幻想曲) is an entertaining children’s performance by Paper Windmill Theater


(紙風車劇團) that uses float-sized puppets, black lighting, music and acting to enthrall and delight audiences.

▲ National Theater, Taipei City


▲ Tonight and tomorrow at 7:30pm, tomorrow and Sunday at 2:30pm and Sunday at 10:30am


▲ Tickets are NT$350 to NT$1,000, available through NTCH ticketing




Heart of Ocean (海洋之心)


is a diabolo dance production by

Diabolo Dance Theater (舞鈴劇場) that portrays life underwater.


▲ Hsinchu City Performance Hall (新竹市立演藝廳) 17, Tungtah Rd Sec 2, Hsinchu City (新竹市東大路二段17號)


▲ Today at 7:30pm


▲ Tickets are NT$200 to NT$900, available through NTCH ticketing

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