15 August 2016
We will bring one of the Rototom audience´s favourite artists from the inernational reggae scene to Benicassim this Monday: the Italian resident of Jamaica, Alborosie. A lot has happened since he began his career in 1995, which has brought him to the festival on various occasions, where he has become renowned for always giving a spectacular show which gets the whole audience going. Alborosie will return today, with his Shengen Clan Band, joining the line-up of the Main Stage which will also host the winners of the Grammy for Best Reggae Album of 2015: the Americans Morgan Heritage, who will also be in the Reggae University in the afternoon.
The young Jamaican artist Kabaka Pyramid, who has become known as one of the main artists of the ‘Reggae Revival’ will also be playing on the main stage with his own band, The Bebble Rockers; as will the Senegalese Meta&The Cornerstones.
At the Showcase stage this Monday, the public can enjoy the performance of a young and promising artist with Jamaican roots, Marla Brown, he daughter of the renowned reggae icon Dennis Brown. El Chamuyo, from Castellon, the Italians Devon and Jah Brothers – winners of the competition ‘Arezzo Wave goes to Rototom’, Shanty (UK) and Luz de Putas, a ska band from Spain, complete the line up for this stage.
The DanceHall stage will host the exceptional Jamacans Renaissance Disco, and the Dutch Black Star Foundation, accompanied by Mr Aya & Leah Rosier. And finally on Monday, Lampadread, the resident DJ of the area, will play a session with Attila.
In the Dub Academy, in addition to a Channel One takeover, the public can enjoy the recently started project The Spanish Dub Invasion which, headed by the British Mad Professor – an “apprentice” of the veteran Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry and an institution in his own right – will be in session with three of the most relevant Spanish reggae and dub singjays: Sr. Wilson (Barcelona), Lasai (Talavera de la Reina-Toledo) and George Palmer from Donosti. The three singers will perform some of their most well known tracks wiith the bass of the Professor as an accompaniment.