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Congratulations Dub Apocalypse: Winners of this Year’s Prestigious Boston Music Award for International Artist of the Year!!!

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The Boston Music Awards  are geared towards the recognition of  many of our area’s “best of the best” local musicians, and to win in any category is quite an honor indeed! This year’s winners of the category for Best International Artist of the Year are the dub reggae ensemble  Dub Apocalypse. This group is a little bit elusive, in that they don’t have a concrete web page up for view, but don’t let that fool you one bit! They are beyond the shadow of a doubt, a first-rate world music ensemble, winning over audiences wherever they perform. So, it comes as no surprise that they have landed themselves a regular gig every Sunday at Bull McCabe’s in Somerville.  A key factor in this band’s smashing success is the impressive level of experience that individual members bring to the table. It seems that everybody has played for at least one major band or another during their career. The line-up of group members, which tends to vary somewhat from one performance to the next (so this list may not be entirely definitive), includes: Tommy B from John Brown’s Body on drums, Timo Shanko from G Love and Electric Sauce on tenor sax and electric bass, Dana Colley from Morphine on baritone sax, Ken Clark from the Ken Clark Trio on organ and vocals, Johnny Trama from the Nate Wilson Group, B3 Kings, and Peter Prince & the Trama Unit on guitar, Scott Flynn also from John Brown’s Body on trombone, Nate Edgar from John Brown’s Body as well on bass, Sam Kininger from Soulive, Dave Mathews, Wyclef Jean, and others on sax, Eli Winderman on keyboards, Geoff Scott and Jeff Lockhart on guitars, and Jimmy V and Skiff on vocals. And let’s not forget this year’s fine nominees in this category which included Bloco AfroBrazil, Cirkestra, the Debo Band (recent past winners), and Zili Misik (recent past winners). Congratulations all!!!

I also want to make mention of a number of additional world music artists who either won honors or were nominated in various other categories. Some of these musicians perform ethnic music only as a part of their repertoire, but they too deserve mention here nonetheless. Congratulations also to the Dropkick Murphys, the Have Nots, the Bodega Girls, Grace Kelly, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, John Pawhida, Die Young, Club D’Elf, and Get Laid. We Bostonian world music fans are definitely very fortunate to have such talent available around town for our entertainment pleasure.

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