18 August 2015
We have already spoken in our chronicles with its contrasts and affinity among the artists who have been on the scene on the Main Stage every evening: Tonight, number three, will be long remembered by the almost unbelievable partnership between the legendary Bunny Wailer; the only survivor of the original Wailers and linked to the family by personal matters to Peter Tosh and Bob Marley; and apocalyptic electronic dance of Major Lazer.
With these last ones, they have also redecorated packed with great geometric elements to reflect fantastic visual animations that went along with the musical component in that performance space. The two Major Lazer dominate this space with their machines and give out all its potent mix of techno, electronic and dancehall on the crowd and with its dancehall dancers that enriched the scene with jets of smoke and confetti shot from cannons towards the crowd under the box. This spectacle is very different from a conventional concert and is more likely to have similarities with a rave; however, raves have a less contained. duration The rhythm vibes out going along with the voices of great singers like Chronixx and Sean Paul, two magnific singers who, wel known by the entire world, made the crowd burn their remaining energy by dancing almost like hypnotized. We have never seen anything like this here at Rototom Sunsplash and this set will be remembered for a long time, and obviously will be remembered by others: the return of Jah B Bunny Wailer.
Before the half hour long used by technicians to put in place the spectacular machines Major Lazer; on the stage there was a whole different atmosphere that could be defined as natural mystique in the air. “Rastaman Chant” opened the concert divided between solo career Bunny and the fundamental experience of the Wailers without whom we would’t be here talking about the music we love if it weren’t for them.
The Journey continued with large Inni roots as “Blackheart Man”, “love fire” or Battering down sentence” from where they would latter go to the dancehall phase with jams like” Cool Runnings “and” Ballroom floor. ” With fairness enough, Bunny had the box available to move it from left to right swinging with the crowd. In the last part is was the immortal spirit of the Wailers who filled up the air with “Trenchtown Rock,” “Legalize it” Peter Tosh and a long medley of pieces between ska and rocksteady in which the very first hit of the Wailers “Simmer Down” was a remarkable one.
With his 68 years, Bunny Wailer is a living legend that holds high the banner of an absolutely unique human and musical experience. We will not forget under any condition the pragmatism and the strength of the NZ Katchafire with roots music, animated by a solo guitar with a touch of rock. This band has long surpassed the status of curiosity due to being the pioneers of the reggae scene in Oceania and has won for itself a little big space in the world thanks to his passion and professionalism.
The opening of the dances, on the one hand with the fundamental sounds of the Jamaican tradition, with a vibrant concert of the Pioneers and on the other hand, the duo of historical members, Jackie Robinson and George Dekker. The two pioneers seemed to be in great shape from the first notes of his super-hit “Let your yeah be yeah” and offering an exciting try, enriched by their version of “Papa was a rolling stone” from Temptations to the end with songs-riding argument symbol “Jackpot”, “Longshot ” and “Longshot kick the bucket.”