10 April 2018
Two anniversaries to remember, one a 25th and the other a 40th, merge together at Rototom Sunsplash 2018. We continue to build our line-up and have invited British radio star and DJ David Rodigan to a tour to commemorate his four decades in reggae music. ‘Ram Jam’ Rodigan will combine, on August 19, in this special show with the acclaimed Outlook Orchestra and its 25 musicians to present a singular performance, converted in a journey through 40 years of stories, anecdotes and sensations of Jamaican music.
The performance will include some of what Rodigan considers to be the best recordings of Reggae music with a nod to Ska, Rock Steady, Lovers Rock, Dancehall and the more contemporary electronic genres including Jungle and Dubstep. A show marked by the baton of a classical orchestra that provides a new twist in the prolific and eclectic career of David Rodigan.
His incorporation joins the line-up to commemorate our 25 years and that includes other exclusive shows such as de Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals; Alborosie; Sly & Robbie with Yellowman, Johnny Osbourne and Bitty McLean, as well as Skatalites with Derrick Morgan, Vin Gordon and Doreen Shaffer. Truly it will be a 25th and 40th party to remember.