14 August 2016
The Jamaican singer, composer and producer Ijahman Levi will open the Main Stage this Sunday. Considered as one of the main influences of roots reggae, his impressive career – with more than 30 albums behind him- has led to him perfoming all over the world.
He will be followed by Green Valley, one of the Spanish bands performing on the main stage this year. This is the second consecutive year in which they have performed on the Main Stage. They have a new album out (Ahora) of which we are sure to see some material performed and as always bring their unique energy and feel: profound and poetic lyrics with a postive message which combine the most authentic roots sounds with the sweetness of latin ballads. The Basque-Catalan band will also be participating in the session Our reggae beyond the peninsula (Nuestro reggae más allá de la península) alongside Irie Souljah, in the ACR Meetings at the Reggae University at 18:30.
The Showcase Stage will host the first representatives of the carribean island of this edition: the young singer and composer Runkus, who will be accompanied by Old Skl Bond, and Rassi Hardknocks; the Cape Verdeans Rubera Roots Band, who mix music with traditional African roots with influences from Rastafari and have a very strong and postive social message, Álex Bass from Barcelona and Shaïan (France).
There will also be an element of Ska at the Showcase stage with performances from Capitaine & Intruder than You y The Dance Crashers.