15 August 2017
Invented in Jamaica, Reggae has reached every corner of the globe. And today at the 24th edition of Rototom Sunsplash festival, titled Celebrating Africa, you’ll find reggae from Africa, Europe, America, and Australasia – all in one place.
On the Main Stage, European reggae celebrity and Jamaican reggae royalty align with a special combination show by Germany’s Gentleman and the son of Bob Marley – Ky-Mani. The global flavour continues through sets from Kenyan born, Germany based singer Treesha, and Californian band Stick Figure. And in another salute to Jamaican heritage, the Main Stage welcomes the multiple hit-making, ska-to-reggae spanning legends Toots and the Maytals – back on the road and not to be missed.
On the Lion Stage, Australian singer and activist Nattali Rize will spread her internationally rated music. She shares the space with another Europe to Jamaica link-up – French dub producer Manudigital featuring Jamaican microphone veteran Joseph Cotton.
From the United Kingdom, emcees YT and Solo Banton will let their lyrics fly in the Dub Academy. And the dapper dressing Natty Bo will steer a trip into Jamaican music’s glorious past in the Caribbean Uptempo area.
Be sure to catch some diverse reggae vibes with us today – the festival is not even half way through…