22 August 2015
The first band to open the seventh day of the Showcase was Kitra, one of the best known reggae bands in Chile. The audience danced outrageously to the sound of their very significant songs full of lyrics supporting social causes.
From Brazil, Reggae A Semente, first-timer at Rototom Sunsplash, who injected the audience with a dose of Jamaican reggae, in which the personal touch of Brazilian popular music could be recognised, accompanied with strong dub vibrations and the valuable voice of Pedro Lima, who kept the audience very active at all times. In some songs, genres like ska and R&B could also be heard.
The unusual band formed by Moisty Atsushi, a funny Japanese guy disguised as a tiger, and the Valencian The Offbeaters, encouraged the audience to dance along their show, giving off a very vintage sound in which their passion for Jamaican music from the sixties and ska was felt. In their performance they presented their debut album, which features collaborations with international artists such as Lester Sterling from the The Skatalites band.
After her great performance on the Main Stage, the audience was looking forward to see Amparo Sánchez, who on this occasion visited the Showcase to seduce the audience with her energetic and heartbreaking voice, accompanied by her striking guitar and her band, where the trumpet solos stood out. Her show was a success due to her flawless performance, in which she knew perfectly how to transmit her strength to a packed, wild and delighted crowd, who did not stop admiring her.
Then, it was Baboon Roots turn in three shows. During the first part alongside the artist Jah Nattoh, who was crowned as the master of rap verses and the best riddims, surprising his fans with some flamenco and rhythm. The Catalan Roe Delgado amazed the audience with his album “Life,” which includes a collaboration with Morodo. And finally, the turn of Miguel Arraigo and his distinctive style, termed by him as raggamuffin, a mixture of musical influences like reggae and rap.
Dj León from Argentina, the Italian DJ Michele Poletto and the resident DJs of the Showcase, 100% Jamaica, have been responsible for livening up the stage changes, with the best reggae and dub hits of today and forever.