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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Band R&B Reggae


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Drew Anderson | Aug.17.2011 |

Reggae has a long history. It’s a people’s music. It’s the music of protest as much as the music of mellowing out in the sunshine, and Leo Cripps knows a thing or two about it. He was the host of CJSW’s Caribbean Linkup, espousing all things reggae. He’s also the man responsible for programming Calgary’s annual ReggaeFest. So it seemed appropriate to ask him what his favourite tunes from the acts at this year’s festival are. From classic songs by established performers, to new music from locals and relative unknowns, here are Cripps’ insider picks so you can enjoy some summery island tunes.

4. “Last Call” by Ibadan – “Ibadan is one of those veteran bands that has produced so many great songs but remains unknown. Straight talk and powerful, politically charged lyrics should get everyone’s attention.”

5. “Push Comes to Shove” by Freddie McGregor - “A veteran in the reggae industry, Freddie McGregor has always presented music that sends a powerful message, whether it’s a love song or a protest song. This classic is McGregor in his glory and should get eve
- Drew Anderson

"Ottawa Remember's Bob Marley"

- the 17th annual Ottawa Remembers Bob Marley festival. Each year, the festival, organized by Junior Smith of CKCU-FM's.....This year's headliners are the Toronto-based band Ibadan....
.....Expect elements of Steel Pulse, Aswad and Third World mixed with some rock steady influences (plus some dancehall vibes... - by Steve Neale


CD's released "Do it" & "Do it again".

CD "New Never Gets Old" released June 2011

CD "Jamaica Reggae Anthem" (single) Aug 2012 (over 25,000 hits on Youtube)

Received local Toronto airplay.



Toronto's most exciting musical warriors dwell within the melodious confines of IBADAN. This "warrior camp" founded by bassist, Peter Holung and keyboardist Edwin Harrigan in 1994, is the site where dedicated members hone their skills to perfect the product, IBADAN; Reggae's and R&B's sweetest exponent up north.

Sharp, tight and extraordinary professional, IBADAN fuses the techniques of Marley, Third World, Earth Wind & Fire, The Funk Brothers and even the Beatles.
From the world's most famous drum and bass duo, Sly and Robbie, to the U.K's singing sensation, Bitty McLean; Reggae Ambassadors, Third World to heavyweight veterans Ken Booth, Leroy Sibbles, Gregory Isaacs, Freddie McGregor, Luciano and Tony Rebel; this gifted ensemble of musicians is Canada's most favourite opening act.

Fortified by the talent of its instrumentalists, - Peter, Edwin, Chris and Donnie; lead singer, David "D Vocalz" Matthews and the gorgeous and capable supporting vocalists, Rraine and Marcia; IBADAN is now a staple of almost every major festival and night spot in Toronto. Yet, there are bigger goals to accomplish and many more territories to conquer.

As a supporting band or the main act, IBADAN is a lesson in versatility and mastery. Their common element is dedication, the shared goal, universal greatness. Hence, the relentless work in the effort to be distinct yet current. IBADAN, "the music warriors" is just not an ultimate musical experience but also a group for whom the ultimate prize of global greatness is a guarantee.