We are so very pleased to announce two Superstar Legends of Jamaican musical history and culture who have undoubtedly altered and influenced the music that we hear today – I have the pleasure in announcing Reggae Hero and pioneer of Toasting the legend U-Roy will be performing a full band 1.5hr show alongside ‘Guess who’s coming to dinner’ the very first group to win a Grammy award in Reggae Music the legends Black Uhuru.
U-Roy revolutionized the musical style of Reggae in 1969 through Toasting. “toasting” rapping over “versions” of popular songs remixed by King Tubby. Considered one of Jamaica’s first Deejay stars, “U-Roy raised the art of toasting to new heights. He didn’t just spit a few phrases here and there, he rode the riddim from the starting gate to the last furlong”. The instigator Rap in the world!! U-Roy working with Duke Reid created a “version” of the Paragons’ “Wear You to the Ball” which became the first ever “toast” record to make an impact back in 1969!! The Jamaican reggae living legend is back on the worldwide stage with a brand new album: Pray Fi Di People after 10 years of absence in the studios! This album confirms again the Jamaican toaster’s talent with a roots sound which followed his time and which is claiming peace respect and music’s universality.
Black Uhuru ft Iqualah Rastafari with Duckie Simpson , Andrew Bees and Kay Stahr. Black Uhuru is a probably best known for their hits “Shine Eye Gal”, “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “Sinsemilla,” “Solidarity,” and “What Is Life?”. They were the first group to win a Grammy in the reggae category when it was introduced in 1985. They originally formed as ‘Black Sounds Uhuru’ (the Kiswahili word for freedom).
Further Artist Announcements:
The Orb Sound System, Al Campbell, Joseph Cotton , Rod Taylor, Iqulah Rastafari, Enos Mcleod, Over Proof Sound System, Serial Killaz, Remarc, Chopstick Dubplate feat Aries & Jacky Murda, Krak In Dub (Live), Miniman Feat Earl 16 (live), Jideh High Element & Bunnington Judah, Heartical Sound, Creole ft The Dub Master, Subslayers ft Jay Cunning, King Yoof, Gold Dubs (UB40 Tour), feat MOOSE, Slo Down, Black Symbol, Conscious Sounds feat King General & Culture Freeman, Lion Dub, Don Letts, Ragga Twins, Alpha Steppa, Adam Prescott, Vibration Lab, Mr Quest, Jah Scrachy ft Kris Khemist, Fogata Sounds, Patrick IOJ, Sammy dread, 3 Lions Sound, Zion Inna Vision Soundsystem, Spydah , Inspirational Sounds, Jaylarno , Marshall D, Junglettes