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SWAN FYAHBWOY interview @ Rototom Sunsplash 2013

A year after the release of his second album, “Extremely Flammable”, and after the successful tour in promotion of it, “El chico de fuego” (“The boy of fire”) has taken hold as one of the key performers on the Spanish reggae and dancehall scene, often being called for collaborations with some of the most outstanding…

RORY STONE LOVE interview @ Rototom Sunsplash 2013

After the master class in reggae history last year, the undisputed master of ‘jugglin style’, the distinctive style of Jamaican dancehall selection, returns to Sunsplash. Beyond his legendary activity with Stone Love, Rory is also a producer and discoverer of new talents of the new Jamaican roots scene. A few years ago he produced the…

SKATALITES interview @ Rototom Sunsplash 2013

It can be said without exaggeration that the history of reggae can be traced back to the Skatalites: at the end of 1963 established jazz musicians on the Kingston scene such as Roland Alphonso, Tommy McCook, Don Drummond, Lloyd Brevett and Lloyd Knibbs, among others, joined together to make a new kind of sound, a…

BRAD KLEIN interview @ Rototom Sunsplash 2013

El amable director, Brad Klein, explicaba: “hay mucho más que el reggae de Bob Marley”, antes de invitarnos a tuitearle o entrar en su Facebook durante los 105 minutos de duración de la cinta. Ingeniosamente estructurada, la película aborda lo siguiente: ¿Qué es ese ritmo? ¿De dónde procede? ¿Cómo consiguió ese nombre? ¿Quién estaba detrás…

MR VEGAS interview @ Rototom Sunsplash 2013

The real name of Mr Vegas is Clifford Smith and he is a true veteran of the Jamaican dancehall scene. In the period of 1997-98 he really showed his talent and versatility for the first time via tunes such as “Nike air” and of course “Heads high” the “monster-hit” that was the title track of…

African Village @ Rototom Sunsplash 2013

African Village es el tradicional poblado africano del festival, esta edición con estructuras y escenografía mejoradas, hechas a mano, rodeadas por restaurantes de distintas partes del continente y stands con proyectos solidarios en África, con el objetivo de acercar su cultura ancestral para así adentrarnos en nuestras raíces. Para ello hemos renovado un año más…

FILIPPO GIUNTA interview @ Rototom Sunsplash 2013

Quiero agradecer a todos aquellos que, junto a mi, han creado todo esto trabajando duramente durante un año entero solo para llegar a vivir, junto a vosotros, la experiencia de un mundo mejor, para vivir aquello que Bob Marley llamaba y cantaba “One Love” un amor que une porque nosotros aquí somos mil razas, mil…

DUBTONIC KRU interview @ Rototom Sunsplash 2013

Imagine heavy baselines, one drops, psychedelic guitar riffs, echoing keyboards, popping percussion and conscious lyrics. Now imagine roots reggae, imagine dub, rock… Put them all together and you get a new breed of Jamaican music called DubTonic Kru. 20* Rototom Sunsplash 2013 Love Edition Aug 17-24 Benicasim Spain http://www.rototom.tv