D’BI. & THE 333 Live Concert


Scotiabank Studio Theatre, Pia Bouman
6 Noble Street
Ticket Price: $15 Save with a Pass
Tuesday August 9th 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Latecomer Policy

Latecomers permitted for the first hour of the performance.


Queen daughter of Dub Poetry d’bi.young anitafrika is at it again! This time she teams up with Sudanese master musician Waleed Abdulhamid, veteran drummer Odel Johnson, impassioned Trombonist Christopher Butcher, and genius guitarist Patrick O’Reilly to create a musical odyssey of infinite proportions. This is the new protest music! The current nature of the world calls for music that is responsive to the freedom cries of the people. D’BI. & THE 333 is re-imagined protest music that you can dance to, sing to, heal to, love to, all while transforming the current sense of hopelessness into action and joy!

d’bi is a dancehall-diva-womxnist-warrior-chanting-conscious-fyah on the mic whose lyricism stems from the highly socio-political genre of dub poetry fused with dancehall reggae, hiphop, punk rock, blues, and performance art; producing a pepperpot of theatricality that crosses cultural boundaries, reconfigures social norms and inspires r/evolution. d’bi. is a flaming comet!


The Watah Theatre

Lyrics & Vocals by d’bi.young anitafrika; Bass, Band Direction, Composition and Support Vocals by Waleed Abdulhamid; Drums and Support Vocals by Odel Johnson; Trombone by Christopher Butcher; Guitar by Patrick o’Reilly.

Presented by TD.

Curator's Note

"d'bi.young anitafrika is a name that should be familiar to SummerWorks patrons, but maybe not in the context of the Music Series. That’s why when the internationally celebrated African­ Jamaican dubpoet, playwright, theatre director etc. submitted with her musical project d’bi and the 333s, we certainly paid heed. With the combination of a powerful message, some awesome tunes and the sheer pageantry we can expect bright things from the show." - Adam Bradley and Andrew Pulsifer