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Rototom Flash News: Nuew Artists Confirmed

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A renowned Jamaican artist who was launched onto the scene in the second half of the nineties, Anthony B is loved by the European public for the energy of his live shows and his references to roots and culture but also for his energy, appreciated by dancehall lovers.

From his first hits, under the label StarTrail, his discography has been expanded with a large number of masterpieces of “new roots”, sung in his unique way of interpreting the “singjay style”.

With his latest CD “Freedom fighter”, produced by the Austrian label Irie Vibrations, he has literally returned to the top. Physical fatigue meant that Anthony B had to stop touring last October, but he is currently making up for the shows he cancelled on his European tour and we hope he will be in even better health for the 20th Rototom Sunsplash!

Fermin Muguruza is one the of the most influential and charismatic figures of the Basque music scene and is known for his versatility and wide range of projects, always characterised by a strong social commitment.

He started his career by founding the rock group Kortatu in 1984 with his brother Iñigo, they were one of the first groups to introduce ska and dub onto the Basque scene. This project continued in 1990 with the band Negu Gorriak, for which they founded the record label Esan Ozenki Records. Ever since then Fermin has continued to strive for self-management.

In 1999 he started his solo career with the album “Brigadistik Sound System” and a series of tours that alternated with several films. In 2006 he recorded his Jamaican album “Euskal Herria Jamaika Clash” in the Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston with noticeable collaborations such as those from the I-Threes (Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths and Judy Mowatt), Luciano, U Roy or Toots Hibbert.

Fermin was already a guest at the Social Forum of Rototom 2011, but six years after his last tour, he will delight us at Sunsplash 2013 with a special show, more reggae than ever, accompanied by the band Kontrakantxa and framed in the ‘No more tour 2013 ‘, which celebrates his 50 years of life and 30 years in the music industry.

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