16 August 2016
The Main Stage of the Rototom Sunsplash welcomes this tuesday one of the biggest performers of its 23th edition, the Jamaican Damian ‘Jr. Gong’ Marley, one of the children of the king of reggae, Bob Marley, who returns to Benicàssim to present a renewed show after the concert offered in Europe in exclusivity on the Love Edition of 2013. His talent, versatility and great ability to focus reggae music from new perspectives like hip hop and American rap, without forgetting tradition, have made this artist, winner of three Grammy awards, one of the most acclaimed internationally. Undisputed heir of the world fame of his father, Damian Marley is also known for his work as producer through the label Ghetto Youth International and his collaboration with Mick Jagger in SuperHeavy.
Damian Marley is one of the apexes of the intergenerational Jamaican triangle on the Main Stage today, which will be completed by the legendary Pablo Moses and the talented Jamaican poet and singer Jah9.
Although the name of Pablo Moses is especially linked to the roots reggae of the 70’s and 80’s since his first appearance in 1975 with Revolutionary Dream, he is currently undergoing a second musical revival, which the audience at the festival will be able to enjoy and after more than 30 years of career will continue exciting with lyrics that stand out for their social, political and cultural commitment. Jah9 will complete the Jamaican trio of the fourth session of the Rototom Sunplash, an honourable representative of the new generation of Jamaican artists from the reggae revival, very committed to social and spiritual issues.
The European reggae scene will be also present at the Main Stage with the show of the Dutch artist with Caribbean origins Ziggi Recado, one of the emerging figures of the genre.
Benicassim, 24/08/2013 – Sunsplash 2013 – Main Stage / Damian Marley – Photo by Luca d’Agostino © Rototom 2013
Italian display at the Showcase
Meanwhile, the Showcase will have a strong Italian flavour, with artists such as Almamegretta (headliner at the first edition of the Rototom in 1994), Attila, Inna Cantina Sound, Virtus or Sistah Awa. Rebel Roots from Galicia will join the programme, which will be livened up by the ska rythm of the DJ from Madrid Toni Face and The Bartenders (Poland).
The evening in the DanceHall will be marked by the 25th anniversary of Silly Walks Discotheque, while the Dub Academy will welcome Ackboo alongside Yeyo Pérez from Madrid, and the French producer ManuDigital, this time accompanied by George Palmer, one of the three singjais with whom he launched the interesting collection of EPs entitled Digital Lab. Following the attacks in the Bataclan club in Paris, ManuDigital also released a tribute video to the victims alongside Joseph Cotton.