About Chinese Connection Dub Embassy
Featuring five young men from around the country, Chinese Connection Dub Embassy was created to put a new spin on classic reggae tunes while offering their own stylish originals and unique covers – all the while restoring love and unity wherever they play. It's a fresh tropical breeze with a distinctive Memphis flavor.
The band members have a wide array of musical backgrounds: classical, R&B, gospel, hip-hop, rock -- you name it. Omar (lead vocals/bass) and Donnon “One Drop” (drummer) hold the rhythm down and take you to another zone of mental euphoria. Lionel Joseph (keys/vocals) and Dutch (guitar/vocals) bring heavy DUB and smooth melodies. "Treefrog” (saxophone/vocals) brings sultry vibes that will blow your mind.
They have been making waves within the southern reggae community since their first show in 2008. They’ve opened for a wide array of artists including Collie Buddz, Glen Washington, Dubtonic Kru, Ugly Lions, the Mike Pinto Band, and many more. They've also had such great gigs as Bristerfest, River Arts Festival, In a Hurry Blues Festival, LUVMUD Fest, and the Springfield HempFest. And with the release of their first EP “The Farmers Market” and plans to jump right back in the studio, CCDE has never been more motivated to reach the masses with their message of truth, rights, and love. CCDE believes their renown will only grow through Jah guidance and the love and support of a community dedicated to unity.
Memphis Oral School for the Deaf is a non-profit organization in Germantown, TN with the mission to empower deaf children to learn to listen and talk. No sign language is used. For more than 58 years, MOSD has helped children in the Mid-South develop spoken language through oral deaf education methods. There is no other school like MOSD in the Mid-South and many families drive more than 1 1/2 hours each way to have their child attend the programs at MOSD. Thanks to generous friends in the community, MOSD has never turned a child away for their family's inability to pay for services. Every dollar raised at this event will go towards scholarship assistance so that every deaf child, regardless of socio-economic background, will be able to develop their own voice. Thank you for your support.