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Rototom Sunsplash 2013 - Day 3

Rototom Sunsplash 2013 - Day 3

Rototom Sunsplash 2013 - Day 3

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Report of DAY 3 with DUB INC, FERMIN MUGURUZA, GYPTIAN AND ISRAEL VIBRATION.

Rototom's third day started under a cloudy sky. However, the only uncertain thing was the weather in Benicassim, since every other thing related to the festival made the "reggae people" happy. Everyone joined at least a meal in one of the many typical restaurants surrounding the area or wanted a memory from the clothing's stands or from the hand-made jewel's stalls. First sure things were the music and the line up of the day.

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The show started with the Dub Inc, a French reggae band from Saint Etienne. They departed from their city in 1997 to reach international success with their mixture of roots and African sounds. The concert was intense because of their lyrics about poverty and injustices towards kids in the African land. They performed many songs from their past five studio's albums: the new hit "No Doubt" from the last album "Hors Controle", and the previous “Afrikya”, “Dans le Décor” and “Diversité”.

The show kept going on with Fermin Muguruza, who has been proud to be a greatest exponent of Basque patriotism with his militancy and social activism for 30 years. His several projects such as Negu Gorriak and Kortatu are certainly unforgettable, and his solo show full of reggae, ska and dub vibes is bringing him fortune and a new artistic life. Despite his being 50 years old, he performed for an hour and half, during which he presented his No More Tour 2013. The audience was singing and dancing all the time and people appreciated both new and old songs.

Rototom 2013Right after Mr. Muguruza deep concert, something different was needed: it is Gyptian's turn, the sweetest and more fascinating voice from Jamaica. He easily seduced Rototom's spectators with the famous Hold You and Nah let Go, and the other songs from his album “Choices”, “Revelation” and “Hold you”, such as "Overtime", "I like It", "Wine Slow" o "Beautiful Lady" that the crowd sang word by word. The concert was enchanting like his voice and he was able to capture audience focus (especially women’s) with his growing talent.

As the night fell on Benicassim, the Israel Vibration reached the stage to present one of their great live show, broadcasting the wise "never give up" message to everybody. Israel Vibration makes an excellent music, it is the Reggae Music everyone is in love with, the "real" Roots: It was such an amazing experience to listen to their live show. A huge list of success since Seventies, a lot of memorable songs that people sang along with them and other famous songs that everyone listened to with great respect and devotion to share the positive sensation of that magic night. "The Same Song", "Rudeboy Shufflin", "Natty Dread", "Cool and Calm" were just few of the pieces they performed.

Living that night at Rototom Sunsplash with them it was an honor, also the sky seemed to be fascinated by last notes. At the end of the concert, frightful clouds were finally gone (almost as sign of respect to the music) and stars took their place on Benicassim people until the sunrise.

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