Saturday 14 April 2018
Price: FREE b4 10pm, £7 after
Time: 9pm - 3am
ID: Entry only with valid ID
Fruit Palace presents DOJO, an international collective of jazz and reggae musicians, who are taking reggae from the underground to the mainstream for the first time in a generation! Their music is a celebration of the rich heritage of African, European, and American music, with powerful lyrics that come from a combined Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Atheist viewpoint. Explorations of joy, despair, human nature, and the realities of life on the breadline, are underpinned by themes of harmony and spirituality. DOJO have toured with reggae luminaries Lee Scratch Perry, Groundation, Max Romeo, and Ibibio Sound Machine.
ROYAL SOUNDS, who aim to put British roots reggae firmly back on the map starting with their debut album “Burning Inspiration.” Formed by brothers Ajani and Gyasi, together with cousin Hannibal and Ras Sempah, they have an impeccable reggae pedigree as their father Ras Alkebu was lead guitarist for the legendary Prince Lincoln Thomson’s Royal Rasses. Over the past decade, the brothers have gained a lot of acclaim backing numerous leading reggae artists in shows across Europe.
BAHIA, an enchantress armed with a sensual voice of sultry neo-soul. This compelling vocalist has been busy blazing a trail in the London and European scenes notching up collaborations with Sleepy Time Ghost (Unit 137) and Zed Bias among others. BAHIA recently featured in Red Bull TV’s project “Next Level (Nästa Nivå)”.
NUMESA, a killer dub roots reggae act. Bolstered with a vast vinyl selection ranging from roots bangers to dub steppers, they bring a passionate performance with their unique trademark style of roots dub reggae.
FRUIT PALACE DJ, dropping conscious good times reggae, hip hop, bass and jungle.