The guitarist Ernest Ranglin who is well-known in Kingston’s club scene has brought together jazz with Jamaican rythm & blues and ska from the beginning. How he is playing his semi-acoustic is literally magical: All his collectors know his fantasic
Another living legend is added to the list of main artists in the history of the Jamaican music who have performed in our festival. Derrick Morgan was already a star by the time the first movements of the Jamaican music industry started to imitate the
We are delighted to announce a performance by this Jamaican DJ! Brigadier Jerry gained legendary status in Jamaican dancehall music in the late seventies and eighties with his conscious style and improvisational abilities. He was born as Robert Russell
His prestigious career begins with the legendary Studio One and gives a record of his presence in the glorious 70s roots reggae years, working with crucial producers like Bunny Lee or Everton Da Silva, among others. During the 90s his artistic streak e
Johnny Clarke is a legendary singer from the 70s roots reggae. Most of his memorable pages were written during that decade and under the direction of the great Bunny Lee. Prolific and versatile artist, Johnny sang hundreds of songs such as “Lovers” and
Micheal Prophet never played at Rototom Sunsplash before; that’s why we are very proud to announce his presence at this year’s edition of the festival . At the end of the seventies this artist began his brilliant career with many roots classics produce
The talented Jamaican singer, on top of his work with the Spanish label ReggaeLand, has also made the excellent EP “My forever”, produced by the English label Necessary Mayhem. 18* Rototom Sunsplash 2011 Marley’s People Love Tribute Aug 18-27 Benicàssi
Lee Perry is a legend and one of the fathers of the classic reggae and dub sound. His incredible creativity, often pushed to the limit, is often shown through extreme and eccentric behaviour. One example would be the episode of the destruction of his l
Konshens’ real name is Garfield Spence and we could say that this young artist is one of the most interesting of the new generation of Jamaican singers. Singles such as “Pon di corner” (together with Delus, his brother), “Gal dem a talk”, “Forward” and
Ken Boothe is one of the most extraordinary singers of the history of Jamaican reggae. He began singing at an early age in a duet with Stranger Cole in the days of ska, doing great songs like “Artibella”, “World’s fair”, “Hush” and “All your friends”.
Los pioneros del reggae en España, Jah Macetas, han vuelto a la escena con un nuevo trabajo, María, que hoy viernes han presentado en la Reggae University el Rototom. Es un disco con diez temas propios y una adaptación al más puro estilo Jah Macetas, “
Ali Campbell has been for almost 30 years UB40’s solo singer, important English experience coming from Birmingham, that with a mix or reggae and pop has reached extraordinary levels of popularity world-wide. In many cases UB40 has been the first reggae
Perfect’s real name is Greg Rose; he was born in Jamaica, in the hills of Bamboo in St.Ann parish, the same place that gave birth to Bob Marley and Burning Spear. He reached an enourmous success in 2005, thanks to his mega-hit ‘Handcart boy’. The song
A few months ago, Ojos de Brujo announced the sad news: their parting from the stages after ten years of activity and seven albums behind them. In their goodbye album entitled “Corriente Vital”, apart from including seven unreleased tracks, they compil
Capleton has many times been guest at Rototom Sunsplash and always with performances full of energy: we are talking about a reggae star of our times, a versatile artist who starting from dancehall in the nineties he made his way through reggae roots ex
The news that some of Bob Marley’s sons had joined to form a band and the consequent release in 1982 of the first single of the Melody Makers “What a plot” was an important sign related to the ongoing of their father’s musical legacy. While the band al
Togheter with Stephen, Ky-Mani Marley is the son of the great Bob, whose voice is most similar to the father’s. On February 26, 1976 he was born to the legendary Robert Nesta Marley and Jamaican table tennis champion, Anita Belnavis. After having passe
Africa Unite are a significant piece of history of the Italian reggae and this is demonstrated by the fact that they are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year. This enviable achievement has reached the Italian band finding it in a magnificent st
He is one of the biggest contemporary performers of the Jamaican “roots & culture” and his career is full of great moments. Last year, “United states of Africa” and “Write my name” were released: Two great albums comparable to his best-ever records. Fo
Linton Kwesi Johnson is a legendary character, and the great quality of his dub poetry in music strongly contributed to spread Jamaican culture worldwide. His poetry is far from Rasta mysticism, but close to cultural pride, to the dignity conquered by
The English reggae scene has managed over the years to maintain a very high productive standard thanks to the constant contact with Jamaica, but also thanks to the will to distance itself from the “motherland” through an original sound. The young Gappy
After the great success during Ganja Time In Madrid, Swan Fyahbwoy burst into the reggae-dancehall scene in 2006, with a promo cd « Ni chance Ni Try », inclusive of 5 songs. The album, surprising for its contents close to the « street » culture and very fa
htttp://rototomsunsplash.com Primera noche del Main Stage del Rototom Sunsplash 2011, con los conciertos de Mr. Vegas, Stephen Marley y Toots & The Maytals. Saludos de los artistas. 18* Rototom Sunsplash 2011 Marley’s People Love Tribute Aug 18-27
The stout brothers Ian and Roger Lewis created this extraordinary Jamaican band in 1968 and are still now working even after a glorious adventure of more than 40 years, passing through an irresistible mix of reggae and soul, the unique period with Jaco
After the Reggae Contest Argentina y Uruguay great final took place the past week-end, the choice of the jury was for the engaging reggae lovers latino style of Livity Songs. Among other prizes, the band won the possibility to play at Rototom SUnsplash
Deeply influenced by the Jamaican sounds of the seventies, Roberto Sánchez is certainly one of the best musicians and producers of roots reggae in Spain. His career began with the creation of his first band, Lone Watti, with which he recorded two album
Coming from St. Etienne where the group formed in 1997, Dub Inc. are one of the best French reggae bands. They are actually bounded to the roots sound, even if the versatility their two singers leads to a big variety of styles: for example in his track
Shaggy is one of the most famous and loved Jamaican artists in the world, and the ability he used to carry his dancehall and his r&b to the top-ten worlwide pop allowed him to conquer many different groups of people without losing his credibility to th
Tony Rebel is a hero of 1990s reggae, along with other champions such as Luciano, Buju Banton and Garnett Silk, he has contributed to bringing back conscious lyrics and the legacy of the roots reggae dancehall scene in an extraordinary way. As a sing-j
In the days of ska, Toots & The Maytals recorded great tracks for Studio One infusing all their youthful strength in their vocal performances greatly influenced by gospel. Toots Hibert made history at the beginning of reggae with an impressive series o
Born in the USA (in Wilmington, Delaware where Cedella used to live, Bob’s mather) in 1972 Stephen Marley has got a wide experience both as singer and as producer. His solo project « Mind control » won the Grammy Award in 2008 and also in 2010 with the «
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