Reggaeville provides you with an in-depth compilation of 100 inter- and outernational festivals. The highly regarded Festiville Magazine also prepares you for the upcoming performances by featured artists like Protoje, Black Uhuru, Groundation, Katchafire and Alborosie in interviews and album reviews.
Highlighted is augmented reality artist Cee Jay Carpio (CeejArts) ; and Ziggy Marley, who celebrates 50 years on Earth in October, 40 years on stage next year and the release of his current album Rebellion Rises right now. Also, legendary producer Donovan Germain (Penthouse Records) has his say about the new Remembering Joseph “Culture” Hill Album which unites more than 20 artists.
And last but not least, Festiville 2018 includes an exclusive preview of the upcoming book Babylon by Bus – Bob Marley & The Wailers Live and Up Close, which details Marley’s visits to the Netherlands in the 1970s.
Donovan Germain about Buju Banton’s return: “I’m going to be integrally involved in the making of his new album. As far as I know, that’s my involvement in making that album. But I’ll wait for him to come out because you have to have the energy. I don’t want to be making anything before he gets out.”
Donovan Germain about his Culture tribute album: “Joseph Hill was one of my favourite artists so it is really a pleasure to have the younger generation interpret his work.”
Harrison Stafford about Groundation – The Next Generation “This is my music, and I think if people understood that… you know, for all these years I’ve been building up Groundation as “Hey, we are a collective, we all come together, we all do this!” because that’s the person that I am. But it causes me now, as we are here talking, to have to justify the rebirth and the next generation when, in fact, Groundation is me, and this is what I’m doing and continuing to do!”
Alborosie about working with The Wailers: “These people, they are geniuses because the sound, the touch, the feel that comes out of their instruments is just magical. I learned a lot, especially from Tyrone Downie. He is a very brilliant musician. I loved the experience. Family Man is the bass line. He always plays the right thing at the right time. I don’t have anything to say. The guy is just a genius. And Junior Marvin just plays and it sounds just like a Bob Marley record. It was such a great experience for me.”
Protoje about his summer tour: “I’m going to be doing the main stage at Reading and Leeds and I’m the first Reggae artist in 35 years to do that. So that to me is an accomplishment.”
Ziggy Marley about his favourite World Cup team: “Iceland. I like their energy. I like their vibe, their story; the underdog. This is the will of humanity.”
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