13 August 2017
From the sweet Sunday sounds of the Heptones and Silvertones to Seun Kuti’s furious Felabration, from the pounding bass of Panda Dub to Shaggy’s sweltering dancehall party, there’s something for everyone today at Rototom Sunsplash Celebrating Africa edition.
The diversity of Jamaica and the African diaspora is the order of today’s lineup at Rototom Sunsplash. For the second day of the festival’s 24th edition, titled Celebrating Africa, the evening starts with soulful Sunday vibes, revisits the work of an African revolutionary legend, and ends with a wild party of dancehall and dub.
From Jamaica we travel across the Atlantic to Nigeria, as Seun Kuti summons the spirit of his father, the creator of Afrobeat, Fela Kuti for a unique show titled Felabration.
The fiery revolutionary spirit of Fela then gives way to the ultimate dancehall party – as Shaggy brings his bag of hits and irrepressible desire to entertain to work up a sweat among the Rototom massive.
Over on the Lion Stage, a more hypnotic dub session will be underway, with the futuristic bass music of French producer Panda Dub. And Spain’s contribution to reggae will be in full effect, with a set by 2014 Rototom Spanish Reggae Contest winners Malaka Youth.
Even for Rototom, this is an assorted Sunday selection not to be missed…