22 August 2015
The Rototom Sunsplash comes to its end with a marathon of shows and activities for publics of all ages. Musically speaking, after the coming of the Jamaican cyclone Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry tonight, the Main Stage will be calm again, with a special set of SOJA heading the lineup. Champions of the American reggae scene, the music of this band with Jacob Hemphill (vocalist and guitarist) as its leader uses the Jamaican classics to create its songs with rock and black music influences. The mix of rock, hip hop and reggae of the American Matisyahu, and three big artists of the new Jamaican scene, complete the lineup of the Rototom Sunsplashs last day.
On the one hand, there is Protojes return, who came to the festival for the first time in 2013 and who is now coming back as one of the best talents of the Caribbean island, with a consolidated career as an artist. On the other hand, The Uprising Roots will also be on stage, and they will offer their first European show here in Benicàssim. It is precisely this Jamaican band, composing veteran musicians, who will be the guest of honour for one of the last sessions of the Reggae University, dedicated to the artistic rebirth on the island in recent years.
Etana, who has proved to be one of the biggest hopes of Jamaican music, also completes the last day’s lineup. Her amazing gospel voice, filled with gospel, her optimal talent as at composing when it comes to reflecting the contradictory reality of Jamaica, and her ability to intertwine reggae with other genres like soul and hip hop have put her upon high.