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Rototom & Friends Amsterdam
Thursday April 21, 2016 from 19.00 till 04.00 in Melkweg (Amsterdam)
Tickets at the door: € 35

Rototom Sunsplash goes around Europe! Rototom is going for a trip.
Rototom is preparing a new tour around the old continent which, under the name 'Rototom & Friends Europe', will unite the essence of the festival to the best reggae vibrations in different points of Europe next spring.

Spain, France, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands, Germany and Austria are the destinations of the Rototom & Friends reggae caravan, which will offer an event with remarkable Jamaicain artists who will share the stage with the local stars, who can change depending on the country where each concert will take place. The tour will start mid-April in Poland and will end at the beginning of May in Germany. The Dutch show in planned for Thursday 21 April in Milkyway venue in Amsterdam.

International artists:
Junior Kelly, the historical Wailing Souls and the young Daniel Bambaata Marley will play along with other remarkable stars of the European reggae during the Rototom & Friends Europe Tour 2016.

At the end of the concerts, we will leave the stage to the dancehall and sound system culture with the selections of Lampa Dread, selector of the Italian sound system One Love Hi Powa.

Local artists:
For Holland, the following Dutch talents will perform: Ziggi Recado & The Force, Rapha Pico & The Roots Rockers, Leah Rosier, MC Jahforth and DJ's: Black Star Sound, Back-A-Wall Movement and United Sounds. Stay tuned!

While waiting for the new edition in Benicassim in August of 2016, the vibes of Rototom Sunsplash will invade Europe for a series of not-to-be-missed nights!

Address: Melkweg
Lijnbaansgracht 234 a - 1017 PH Amsterdam - Holland

Open from 19:00 till late! Including sound system afterparty..
Entrance: € 35 - Buy your tickets here!

More info: Rototom

Line up

Special guests:

Daniel Bambaata Marley (Jamaica)
Daniel 'Bambaata' Marley is the eldest of Ziggy Marley (eldest son of Bob Marley). Daniel is also a reggae and hip-hop artist.

The Wailing Souls (Jamaica)
Fusing the harmonies of Motown with the roots and dancehall sounds of reggae, The Wailing Souls have ridden the crest of Jamaica's music for more than four decades. The Wailing Souls currently consists of founding members Lloyd (Bread) McDonald & Winston (Pipe) Matthews.

Junior Kelly (Jamaica)
After his breakout 'Love So Nice' in 2000, and the album of the same name, audience yearned for more of his true-to-life lyrics about love. That song, successful as it was-No.1 in Jamaica and top of the charts in Europe for 15 weeks, gave Kelly performance in the mind of reggae lovers, but unfairly rated him as one-dimensional.
Performing artists:

Ziggi Recado (The Netherlands)
For many years Ziggi Recado is doing great work in the Netherlands. In 2006 he released his debut album So Much Reasons and in 2007 he toured Europe as the official support act for Gentleman. Ziggi is still one of the top reggae acts from Holland.

Rapha Pico (Surinam/Holland)
Some people are born with music in their genes, a heritage which will guide their future life no matter what. Raphael is like that, a young singer with lots of talent.

Leah Rosier (The Netherlands)
Leah is a young female reggae artist from Amsterdam (Holland)! She started to write, compose and record her own songs in 2010 and she is already perfoming on different stages, in both Holland and abroad.

One Love Hi Powa (Italy)
With a fantastic career that has already lasted for over twenty years, HP One Love was the first Italian sound system to become popular abroad, thanks to: its many years in the heart of the Jamaican scene, a dub box full of exceptional ammunition, a large number of prestigious dances worldwide and the epic soundclashes it has disputed.

Black Star Sound (The Netherlands)
Black Star Sound is a roots reggae sound, based in Amsterdam (Holland). Selector Den-Den loves vinyl and has a huge 7”-single collection. Black Star Sound also has a nice dubplate selection box! On stage Den-Den is often assisted by MC's and talented singers. Besides Jamaican riddims Black Star Sound also plays their own productions.

Back-a-Wall Movement (The Netherlands)
Back-a-Wall Movement is a reggae soundsystem with a positive message. For more than 15 years Papa Hobbol and Remy Rootical are playing their records, strictly vinyl and mostly 7".

United Sounds (The Netherlands)
Soundsystem UnitedSounds is a Roots and Culture reggae-dancehall-sound, founded by RasDré & Sista Taki. They are very active in the reggae business since 1993.

Jahforth (Jamaica/Holland)
Jahforth is a Jamaican singer/MC. He is a real 'nyabinghi roots man'. Spiritual influences can be heard when he is on the mic. Since 2014 Jahforth can be seen and heard regularly with Black Star Sound!

Michelle (The Netherlands)
Michelle Boekhout van Solinge is the founder of Black Star Foundation. She is mostly working on management and bookings for artists/bands, (online) promotion, organisation of events and development of new talent. Michelle is also giving musical lectures and is MC for Black Star Sound!