Mt. Tabor Theater
4811 SE Hawthorne Blvd Portland, OR 97215
(503) 360-1450 | More Info: thetabor.com
2013 marks the celebration of The Melodians Golden Jubilee—50 year’s in the music business. The Melodians are one of Jamaica’s greatest Rocksteady groups, cutting a series of classic singles during the late ’60s and early ’70s that included the internationally famed “Rivers of Babylon” and “Sweet Sensation.”
In 1966, when driving rhythms of ska were abandoned in favor of the slower, more soulful Rocksteady, Jamaican performers discovered a freedom of expression they had previously been denied. In overcoming the limitations of ska the dawn of the Rocksteady age begun. A few groups rose to notoriety with none more popular than The Melodians.
The Melodians just released a new album—Lyrics To Riddim with producer Willie Lindo on a major Label. With the release of the new album they will be touring cross the US and Europe.