Jan 11, 2018 Latest Reggae News
Glamping is now available at One Love Festival 2018 and is provided by the co-ordinators of the Famous Tipi Village at Glastonbury Festival
First 2018 Artist Announcement Featuring:
Johnny Osbourne, The Mighty Diamonds, The Twinkle Brothers, North East Ska Jazz Orchestra, Caroll Thompson, Saxon Sound System Marquee, Mabrak, Zion Train and Brother Culture, Dennis Bovell, Mad Professor, Iration Steppas, Channel One, Jerry Dammers, Earl Gateshead, Twilight Circus, Nick Manasseh, Smith and Mighty, Dubstuy, Dan Wiltshire, Instrument of Jah Sound System, Mixmaster Morris, Star & Garter take over, Dancehall Generals + many more to be announced
Wishing you all a Peaceful Year full of Love, Unity and Reggae –
Johnny Osbourne (“The King of Dancehall”) Johnny Osbourne is one of the most popular Jamaican reggae and dancehall singer of all time, who rose to success in the late 1970s and mid-1980s. Known as the Godfather of Dancehall, He is probably best known for his mid-1980s dancehall reggae hits “Buddy Bye”, “Ice Cream Love” and “Water Pumping In 2012, his track “Mr. Marshall” was sampled on Major Lazer’s single “Jah No Partial”.
The Mighty Diamonds are a Jamaican harmony trio, recording roots reggae with a strong Rastafarian iinfluence. The group was formed in 1969 and remains together as of 2012. They are best known for their 1976 debut album Right Time produced by Joseph Hoo and the 1979 release Deeper Roots
Twinkle Brothers were formed in 1962 by brothers Norman (vocals, drums) and Ralston Grant (vocals, rhythm guitar) from Falmouth, Jamaca The band was expanded with the addition of Eric Barnard (piano), Karl Hyatt (vocals, percussion), and Albert Green (congas, percussion).
After winning local talent competitions, they recorded their first single, “Somebody Please Help Me,” in 1966 for producer Leslie Kong This was followed by sessions for other top Jamaican producers such as Duke Reid,, Lee “Scratch” Perry, Bunny Lee,
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IQulah Rastafari Giddeon Family presents Rasta Village in association with the Rasatafari Andahnet Center (St Ann, Jamaica) and the Ethiopian World Federation.
Hosted by Iqulah Rastafari – Iqulah is the president of EWF Charter 17 in his home of St. Ann, Jamaica and has been a International Chaplin for the last 3yrs
Rastafari is rightly associated with Jamaica for defending Emperor Haile Selassie the First. The island of Jamaica gave birth to the movement in the 1930s. Rastafari is an Abrahamic faith that adheres to much of The Bible, though Rastafaris worship Haile Selassie I, former emperor of Ethiopia.
Rastafari culture rejects many of the conditions of modern society they consider degenerate, including materialism, oppression and sensual pleasures. They refer to this corrupt version of society as “Babylon,” which is directly opposite of “Zion,” the promised land, often considered Ethiopia.
While many Rastas choose not to cut their hair, and wear dreadlocks, it is not an absolute for believers.
Rasta Village will be highlighting the way of life of the Rastafari movement. The Ethiopian World Federation will present a workshop on the works and times of HIM Haile Selassie 1st, the early rise of the Ras Tafari and the Ethiopian movements.
As you approach you’ll hear the traditional Nyabinghi drumming and chanting getting louder and the natural smell of the wood fire pit and Herb and Spice Garden
In the Village you’ll be surrounded by the Rastafarian life in motion and will see the principles of living in harmony with nature and the role of Haile Selassie I.
You have opportunity to witness food preparation through the Ital village kitchen, showing the vegetables, herbs and spices used in Rastafarian cooking, showing the nutritional and culinary importance of each ingredient
Drumming Work Shops
Ital Food Caterers
Craft Work Shops
Home Made Gifts
Chanting and Dance Work Shops
A herb library where your guide will explain the medicinal properties of the many herbs grown there and, in some cases, those which scientists are beginning to investigate for their use in scientific remedies.
A meditative temple where you can engage in your own private contemplation.
Throughout the proceedings there is a traditional drum and chanting session in the centre of the village. With Herbal tea and fresh fruit available to purchase whilst you listen or even join the join the drummers at the end of the session.
Traditional jewellery, clothing and herbal remedies are made and sold in the village.
Live music stage
Merchandise / Charity Stalls
Joes Camp Fire
Chill Out Area\
The Clash and its Reggae Connection:
When The Clash were recording their debut album in February 1977, they were asked to come up with an extra track. As big reggae fans, their answer was to cover Police & Thieves, a contemporary club hit by Jamaican singer Junior Murvin. The Clash gave the song their own edgy rock makeover, a move that kick-started Punk’s lasting connection with militant black music, and opened up the band’s music to a strong reggae influence.
Bob Marley, Joe Strummer and the Punky Reggae Party
Marley’s single Punk Reggae Party put a name to an underground phenomenon – the coming together of the Punks and the Rastas at the height of 70s social unrest. That era may be over, but the Punky reggae spirit still lives and breathes with Strummerville at Glastonbury Festival and now One Love Festival
Originally a Scratch production sung by Junior Murvin, the track’s cynical realism had helped it become a Punk anthem. At first listen, Bob and Scratch were startled by Joe Strummer’s harsh bark, compared to Murvin’s mellifluous falsetto. “It is different, but me like ’ow ’im feel it,” was Marley’s verdict, though. He liked the link between the two tribes of alienated, youth – Punks and Rastafari. “Punks are outcasts from society. So are the Rastas. So they are bound to defend what we defend,” Marley concluded. Shortly thereafter, named an underground social phenomenon
Joe Strummer Foundation Mission Statement
Our mission is to provide opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.
SPACE OF LOVE
The Space of Love is our dedicated field of holistic, wellbeing and spiritual awakening a place to relax, participate and expand your minds with one or as many of our workshops as you desire.
A central marquee will be the heart of activity where you can enjoy workshops such as; yoga, sound baths, meditations, communal drumming sessions and active art exhibitions. Our mindful workshops have been selected for both children and adults alike, spreading a message of Love, community and empowerment. The Space of Love will provide you with a happy and welcoming environment where you can contemplate the many unseen wonders of our world in a big bubble of Love.
Situated around the marquee hub will be some carefully handpicked stalls amongst the trees to explore offering services such as healing and massage
Each morning between 9am and 11am we will have a variety of meditations, yoga and sound therapies, equally great for you early birds and you sleepy heads, let us lull you into a day of tranquil rejuvenation. Throughout the day you can sample many alternative therapies, gain insight from different concepts or take part in some of our spiritual arts and crafts workshops. Below is a taste of some of the activities available, we look forward to meeting you.
Sound System History
The sound system concept first became popular in the 1950s, in the ghettos of Kingston. DJs would load up a truck with a generator, turntables, and huge speakers and set up street parties. An important part of sound system culture is the sound clash, an organized battle between two or more systems. The culture of the Sound System was brought to the UK with the mass immigration of Jamaicans in the 1960s and 70’s
About One Love Festival:
After 10 years of great events in the Home Counties we are really excited to be taking the Festival to the UK’s spiritual home, to a mystical land engulfed in folk law, myths and legends – wonderful tales of magic and wonder including Stonehenge, Glastonbury Abbey and Tor – with unbelievable natural beauty, truly a “Gods own Country” of the lush rolling hills and valleys of Somerset. A place where the biggest and best Festival on Earth started “The Glastonbury Festival”
We have always thought Reggae is so under represented at Glastonbury so we have literally taken Reggae to Glastonbury – With Glastonbury taking a year off in 2018 we thought the area needed some blessed up reggae vibes where we will introduce Reggae and Reggae Culture to a much larger audience –
This years wonderful presentation includes x 4 Nights Camping, a Rasta Village, increased toilet and pamper facilities, increased children’s and circus activities, more Healers in our dedicated Field of Love, a more relaxed laid back vibe even more spread out arenas a Stone Circle and with more emphasis on Nature and Peace. We are going back to the root of all festivals; a camping weekend festival dedicated to a better world
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BRINGING REGGAE AND THE MESSAGE OF BOB MARLEY TO THE PEOPLE!