Glen began singing as a member of Joe Gibbs’ crew in the seventies while he was still young and continued hiscareer as drummer for Joseph Hill’s Culture for many years. His return as singer coincided with themajor sales success of the Studio One’s mast
If nowadays the new Jamaican talents are influenced by hip-hop and R&B, in the Seventies it was soul music that played a major role. Throughout their long career, spanning nearly four decades, the uptown rebels Third World have tempered down their tone
Those who are familiar with the origin of Jamaican music know that Jazz was greatly influential in the birth of the classic ska played in the 70s by great bands like the Skatalites. The New York Ska Jazz Ensemble keeps the connection between jazz, ska
The name of Pablo Moses is bound to the glorious Seventies and Eighties reggae roots in Jamaica, but now this artist is living a kind of revival: as a matter of fact, “The rebirth” is the title of his important return just this year to the record scene
He comes from Birmingham (UK) and has already featured on the Rototom stage. The year was 2007, and he held an awesome show, singing many of the tracks present in his beautiful ‘On Bond Street’. We are happy to announce the return of Bitty McLean: unli
Provenienti da Brasilia i Natiruts sono uno dei più popolari gruppi reggae brasiliani. Sono formati da Alexander Carlo alla chitarra e voce solista, Juninho alla batteria e Luis Mauricio al basso e armonie vocali. Dopo un apprendistato con i classici d
Proveniente da Ipswich il singjay bianco YT è uno dei giovani artisti più promettenti della scena reggae inglese degli ultimi tempi. Ritorna al Sunsplash da solista con la sua band dopo aver fatto parte di Zion Train, con cui collabora, sul Main Stage
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
It’s been the superstar of the last edition of Rototom Sunsplash in Italy in 2009 and his historical meeting with Chris Blackwell in our Reggae University panel is one of the highlights of the whole Sunsplash’s history. Bunny Wailer did share life in t
The return of Groundation, the Californian reggae band that in recent years has been one of the most applauded revelations at our festival. Theirs is an incredible style, full of personality, and when they are on stage all the audience is captivated… A
German reggae returns to Rototom Sunsplash with a young talent, voted by Riddim readers as best new artiste in 2007 and 2008. In 2006 he debuted with ‘This change is nice’, a record revealing a strong roots influence. His latest, excellent CD, ‘One mom
Con Misty in Roots ci occupiamo di un periodo molto importante del roots reggae prodotto in Gran Bretagna: questa band incominciò la sua attività negli anni settanta intraprendendo un importante discorso di autogestione in accordo con alcune esperienze
Moses Davis, meglio conosciuto come Beenie Man e’ uno dei deejay piu’ amati in assoluto negli ultimi anni in Jamaica e grazie ai suoi trionfi occupa gia’ una posizione di rilievo nella storia del reggae. E’ nato nel 1973 e alla fine degli anni settanta
Almamegretta è un gruppo musicale napoletano formatosi nel 1991. La loro musica è una miscela di reggae, dub, canzoni napoletane e nenie arabe. Formano il gruppo, nel 1991, Gennaro Tesone Gennaro T, Gennaro Della Volpe Raiz e Gianni Mantice, a cui si a
He has always taken inspiration from reggae to create music that aims straight to the heart. The result is full of groove, but the lyrics reveal the artist’s nature as a true activist, who never cared to spare criticism to the Bush administration. His
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
Thanks to their masterpiece ‘The heart of Congos’, produced by Lee Perry, the Congos are considered one of the best bands capable of infusing natural mysticism into Jamaican music in the Seventies. Many years may have passed, but when they came to Roto
The first time Junior Kelly came to Rototom Sunsplash was in 2003, and since then the popularity of this conscious artist has grown constantly in both Italy and Europe, thanks to his outstanding live shows. Junior is an icon of present-day roots and bo
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
Up to 2009 he was one of the few legends of reggae music who had never featured at Rototom Sunsplash… He moved his first steps in the reggae scene when still a child, dueting with Ernest Wilson. Freddie McGregor’s talent however was universally acknowl
La piccola label newyorkese Easy Star ha iniziato ad operare intorno alla metà degli anni novanta come tante altre etichette indipendenti pubblicando alcune produzioni di cantanti reggae della scena locale e ristampando materiale storico giamaicano. La
Every year we like to surprise you with some sort of a show that runs parallel to reggae music and it is in this spirit that this summer we would like to introduce you to Gocoo. This is a Japanese band consisting of eleven powerful percussionists (seve
The release of the single “Fuecu/T’a sciuta bona” in 1991 marked the beginning of the adventure of Sud Sound System, which celebrates now twenty glorious years of activity since that hictoric moment. In those days, they had the great intuition of mixin
445 bands da tutta europa, votate su internet per oltre un mese. Un sito costruito apposta, http://www.reggaecontest.eu. Dieci gruppi finalisti che si sono affrontati in due giornate sul palco principale del Rototom Sunsplash. Un tour europeo per il vi
From the fragrant sound of the Sixties to digital self-productions ‘inna Shaka style’: the adventure of the Twinkle Brothers in the field of music has been going on for over forty years, weaving a story of Rasta consciousness and joyous exchange with o
From Sassari the roots train rolls gently along a winding and contemplative path, following the tracks of roots reggae from the 1970s but also reflecting many other influences. After the re-release of their exquisite last album ‘Terra & acqua’ [Earth
Parva was interviewed on the Rototom.tv set due to his presence at the Rototom Social Forum 2009. Drawing his inspiration from Alpha Blondy (they come from the same country), this artist became internationally famous thanks to his African reggae and hi
At first it all started off as a simple imitation of American rhythm & blues but then, in the early Sixties, the joyous sound of ska began an evolution that has led Jamaican music to where it is today. The Skatalites return to Rototom Sunsplash to recl
2008 was Alborosie’s year: after becoming famous in Jamaica and indeed, worldwide, this Italian artist literally triumphed on the main stage of Rototom Sunsplash, giving us an unforgettable set that did justice to the outstanding quality of his music.
Provenienti da Venezia gli Ska-J propongono a ottimi livelli sonorità jazz arrangiate in chiave afro-giamaicana. La loro formazione risale al 2002 ed attualmente è composta dagli ex-Pitura Freska Marco ‘Furio’ Forieri e U-Ge Muner rispettivamente al sa
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