Sassafras Killamanjaro dancehall poster [1983]

Sassafras Killamanjaro dancehall poster [1983]

This is a classic snapshot of 80s reggae dancehall.

This is a vintage Sassafras poster advertising a Killamanjaro dance in 1982 when the ‘Jaro sound system was really enjoying a golden era, as Jamaica’s ‘Champion Sound’, with some of Jamaica’s top DJs calling Killamanjaro home.

“Come join the senior music lovers when Blacka the born promoter present a grand heroes musical showcase”

Artists featured include Super Cat, Early B, Puddy Roots, Lone Ranger, Yellowman, Sugar Minott and many more.

Sassafras Killamanjaro dancehall poster [1983]

Sassafras Gemini Disco dancehall poster [1982]

Sassafras Gemini

Another wonderful Sassafras dancehall poster, this time advertising a dance being held at Skateland, a venue that was famous for many legendary dances and sound clashes.

Billed as a ‘Dee-Jay Explosion‘, this one looks like an incredible line-up with old-school DJs sharing time with what would have been the up-and-coming crop of sound system talent. Performers include Big Youth, Nicodemus, Toyan, Eek-A-Mouse, Brigadier Jerry, Sister Nancy and more.

Sassafras Gemini

Sassafras poster for People’s Choice Hi Power [1986]

Sassafras poster for People's Choice Hi Power

This is a classic Sassafras dancehall poster for ‘People’s Choice Hi Power sound system playing at the Tropicana Beach Club in 1986.

This poster features some of Denzil “Sassafras” Naar’s signature hand-drawn lettering, including an exploding ‘Blast’, coupled with black and white photos.

“Let the better music keep playing when Lay-Lay the fisherman and Charlie Chaplin the people’s Dee-Jay present its a blast 86 style”

Charlie Chaplin, Red Dragon, and Edi Fitzroy all feature.

Sassafras poster for People's Choice Hi Power

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