Lion D, Raphael ft. & Livity Band

A combination of a tough upbringing and prodigious ability have brought Modena’s Lion D to the forefront of Italian – and worldwide – reggae music. Of Italian/Nigerian heritage, he is equally versed in singing and deejaying, and has collaborated with industry giants such as Alborosie and the Wailers’ Lee Jaffe. Like Pupa Albo his lyrical skills in English and Patois are impeccable, and his return to Rototom for the first time since 2017 will be a joyful reunion.

Savona Italy’s Raphael first broke through on the Italian reggae scene with the well-loved band Easy Skankers. Inspired from a young age by the music of Bob Marley, Raphael has become an accomplished solo artist, who captures his musical mentor’s broken tone and powderkeg lyrics. On 2016’s album Reggae Survival, he invited guests such as fellow Nigerian/Italian Lion D and Jamaica’s Tristan Palma. Back at Rototom after appearances in 2014 and 2016, Raphael represents Reggae Italia in full force.