Monday, June 27, 2005

Barcelona Reggae Summer

Hola! this is just a bit of a 'heads up', if you live in Barcelona and like reggae music, then this summer is an absolute blinder - beyond anything, with some legendary performers treading the boards of Razzmatazz and the Apolo over the next five weeks...

over three days at Razzmatazz 2, Reggaestival has some excellent gigs. Tickets for all three gigs are €50.00 or individually they are about €20.00 advance, €22.00 on the door, but check for full details. Schedule is as follows:

Monday, 27th June from 6.00pm
The Jamaican dancehall legend, responsible for the 80's classic "Under Mi Sensi" and many others.

Tuesday, 28th June from 6.00pm
CAPLETON + Jah Thunder + Moses I & David House Band
Another Jamaican icon and dancehall legend.

Wednesday, 29th June from 6.00pm
ISRAEL VIBRATION & Roots Radics Band
Israel Vibration have been releasing records since 1977, in the classic 'concious reggae' / rasta style and tonight they are joined by reggae's finest instrumentalists the Roots Radics Band, who have been providing the music for Jamaicas greatest singers for thirty years. 

Then throughout July there are a series of awesome shows at the Apolo:

Monday, 4th July @ Apolo from 9.30pm
'The Royal Family of Reggae' - Morgan Heritage are the five children of reggae artist Denroy Morgan, they are the finest exponents of contemporary roots reggae.
€17.00  adv or €20.00 door

Tuesday, 12th July @ Apolo from 8.30pm
is the acknowledged king of contemporary Jamaicas' roots & culture music scene, and probably the islands biggest star:
full biog:
€21 adv or €24.00 door

Friday, 15th July @ Apolo from 8.30pm
Michael Rose and Duckie Simpson have put the legendary Black Uhuru back together again - back in the early 80's they were huge, albums like 'Red' and 'Anthem' stormed the pop charts and they supported the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Clash & Talking Heads. I was lucky to see Michael Rose a couple of years ago in Sydney as featured vocalist with Sly & Robbie performing old Black Uhuru classics and he was incredible, a consumate showman.
€18.00 adv or €21.00 door

Sunday, 24th July @ Apolo from 6.30pm
Jamaican Startime Showcase: 
GREGORY ISSACS + U ROY + FRANKIE PAUL + Lloyd Parks' We The People Band.
A three hour show featuring three of reggae's greats - Gregory Issacs "The Cool Ruler" has been making records since the late 60's and has had over 400 releases, probably the greatest voice in reggae music ever...  now in his early 60s U-Roy is one of the true originators of reggae, Frankie Paul rose to prominence in the early 80's with the beginnings of 'dancehall style' and his classic "Worries In The Dance"... definitely an unmissable show.
€21 adv or €24.00 door

Phew, just looking at that line up is mind-blowing... hope you might want to come to one or some of the above - and please forward this email to anyone you think might be interested.

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