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Macka B & Roots Ragga Band

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Saturday, August 26, 2017
17:30
09.02.2017 / 15:15

Macka B & Roots Ragga Band

Macka B, one of the most relevant figures of reggae in the UK in the last thirty years. Influenced by the “fast chat style” of the deejays at Saxon Sound, he has created a personal style that represents the UK’s answer to the “conscious” movement of Jamaican deejays like Tony Rebel for example. Trained in sound systems, his most important experience was with Jah Wasifa. His first single “Biblee reader” was published by the mythical Fashion records in 1985, while his debut album released the following year, ‘Sign of the times’, helped bring him into an important collaboration with the Mad Professor, turning it into one of the most important “made in UK” works that year. In the 90’s in Ariwa he produced and abundance of material, such as “Natural suntan”, from 1990, which contains the beautiful “Proud of Mandela”. In 1991 he did two duets with Tony Rebel under the prestigious Penthouse Records label with “DJ unity”. He was also the first Jamaican artist to perform in, Croatia, Slovenia, Serbia and other countries in Eastern Europe. At Uprising festivals anniversary this year he will perform with his Roots Ragga Band.