The 4th Reggae Recipe
International Weekender
15-16-17 June 2018


And it's that time of the year again, 3rd weekend of June.
When all reggae trains, flights and paths lead to Amsterdam!
Come celebrate our 13th anniversary in our beautiful town, enjoying great music selections, cocktails, free home made Caribbean food and, hopefully, some nice weather too!

3 DAYS - 5 EVENTS - DJ SETS - JAMAICAN FOOD AT ALL EVENTS!

SPECIAL GUEST FROM SWITZERLAND: PHIL CASEY AND HIS HEAVY BOSS TUNES SOUND SYSTEM

PROGRAMME OF EVENTS:


Friday 15 June

16:00-20:00 - Warm up party
@ Rum Barrel (Javastraat 143)

22:00-3:00 - Boss Sounds party
@ Café The Zen (Molukkenstraat 2)

Saturday 16 June

17:00-21:00 - Warm up party
@ Akhnaton (Nieuwezijds Kolk 25)

23:00-5:00 - Boss Sounds Allnighter feat. Phil Casey and his Heavy Boss Tunes Sound System
@ Akhnaton (Nieuwezijds Kolk 25)

Sunday 18 June
17:00-21:00 - BBQ party with dj set and Jamaican buffet
@ Checkpoint Charlie (Nassaukade 48)

DJ LINE-UP:

Phil Casey (Heavy Boss Tunes - Aarau)
Thomas Eiene (Get Ready - Oslo)
Kris Van Beethoven (Reggae Geel Skaville - Antwerp)
Skinhead Dean (Good Intentions Sound - London)
Dave The Brave (Endless Memories - Utrecht)
Onedropeddie (Dutch Lions SC - Rotterdam)
Flavio Bacardi (Reggae Recipe - Amsterdam)
Bopper (Reggae Recipe - Amsterdam)
Rico van Kooy (Reggae Recipe - Amsterdam)

AT THE MIC:
MC Champian (Tighten Up Crew - London)

ADMISSION PRICES
Friday afternoon: FREE
Friday night: € 5,00
Saturday afternoon: FREE
Saturday night: € 15,00
Sunday afternoon: € 9,00 (BBQ and buffet)

WHOLE WEEKENDER: € 29,00
Limited amount of tickets available for this arrangement (the maximum capacity of the friday night venue), so be quick to book!

You can reserve your 3-day ticket by sending €29,00 to the PayPal account info@reggaerecipe.nl

If you prefer to pay via direct transfer just send us an email and we will give you the IBAN number to send the money to.

Please specify if you're vegetarian or vegan.

SEE YOU SOON, AND ENJOY!








































 
 
So it all started...

Sunday 19 June 2005: the official debut of Reggae Recipe and one of the nicest days of my life.

The first Reggae Recipe website was live since April and now we had our first party, in the now shut De Diepte, a rock club just behind Dam Square.

That day was a scorcher (literally!), and the Oosterparkfestival was also being held on that afternoon, featuring, among other world music acts, the recently formed Ska Cubano, on the axis London-Havana.


I remember cooking a lot of Caribbean finger food in the morning, then walking to the park (I lived in East Amsterdam back then) to meet up with my friends from the Amsterdam Scooter Club, present in full force for this event, and sharing my food and drinking beer with them under the baking sun.

Then into the tent for a stunning performance of this great combo, featuring members of The Trojans, Top Cats and experienced Cuban Musicians.
It was a delightful sweat bath!

Shortly after them, on a small side stage along one of the park's main paths, a very young band was having his second show ever. My then partner in crime Marco aka Charley Rhythm had already told me about this 'uptempo reggae' band on the bill. That name certainly meant something interesting, that's what I thought. Those fellas definitely had a clue...
And, yes! They definitely had. And their name was THE UPSESSIONS!
Fantastic own compositions in a distinctive early reggae style, with a touch of The Specials for good measure.
Marco was quick enough to immediately book them for September and since then they became the most featured act in our programming.

Time to go home, change clothes, pack the records and head for De Diepte.
The place was empty and we started with an empty room too, fearing a flop of our debut (it was a Sunday too, so not so much hope for the place to fill up later on). But eventually the place really got packed, and among the crowd we could spot the faces of a few people we gave the flyer to earlier in the day.

Then the party came to an end around 3:00 or 4:00, and it was time to pack our stuff, grab our payout (20 euro each!) and drink our last beer sitting down in Dam Square in that warm night, toasting to the start of something nice.

Which it definitely has become.

Flavio