Melbourne's home of awesome Jamaican ska, rocksteady and early reggae is staging a massive mutiny at JMFF's Pirates' Tavern, Seaworks. Vintage fans can expect a whole bounty of precious vinyl and classic tunes, as only you would expect from PBS Blue Juice host and Ska aficionado, Mohair Slim.
Mohair, who has been serving up twenty years of the funkiest blues and afro-caribbean sounds every Sunday from 11AM to 1PM, sets the tone for JMFF's friendliest of spaces. The Pirates' Tavern, home of Williamstown's Maritime Association and the world's most eccentric collection of Pirates' Memorabilia, will be the place for every anorak reggae and ska purist, who wants their music served vintage.
Mohair joins PBS crew Jesse I and Rick Howe for a massive showcase of Early Reggae grooves, prolific and rare tunes from the fattest catalogue - reggae history - spun only at 45rpm, so you can wine up your body while we wind down the festival.
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Plus Kilmarnock Steve, Bigger Boss Sound (Poland), Bristolian & Small World Sound System, real Rocksteady from Miss Fee and Fabulous Fez, a dedicated hour of Ska classics and slick sounds from DJ Lady Erica. Drop by the Pirates' Tavern to experence Kingston at its funkiest.