13 August 2017
The British photographer, known for his photos of Bob Marley, shoots the most representative figures from reggae music off stage.
The fixed gaze of Fela Kuti with his inseparable saxophone, who was the creator of afrobeat along with his crew of dancers, the same afrobeat that his son, Seun Kuti, took to the Main Stage of Rototom Sunsplash on Sunday 13th. The mutual understanding portrayed by Peter Tosh laughing together with Keith Richards. That match in Jamaica with Bunny Wailer and Bob Marley. Marley and his infinite gaze, as well as Luciano, Third World, Black Uhuru, The Heptones and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. These are just some of the reggae artists who the well known British photographer Adrian Boot has captured. These photographs have managed to provide one practically immortal characteristic in each one of these moments; smiles and stares.
Adrian Boot, known for being the author of some of the most iconic photos of Bob Marley, puts on a “celebration of the revolution of reggae music” through his exhibition Reggae, the African Connection, which will remain open in the Reggae University for to festival goers for the duration of Rototom Sunsplash. It’s a brief and iconic walk to know the other side of the most representative figures from Jamaican and African music. A visual way of #celebratingafrica.