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Rototom Sunsplash 2013 - Day 5

Rototom Sunsplash 2013 - Day 5

Rototom Sunsplash 2013 - Day 5

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Festival’s Wednesday arrived. All the stages gained a great success also because of the large amount of visitors from all around the world. Even the perfectly equipped camping area was almost full and completely fitted campers’ needs.

Rototom 2013 - Alborosie

It was ten o clock’ when The Skatalites reached the stage. This group is an icon of the history of Jamaican music and especially of the history of Jamaican land; since 1963 their music has always been following through the events happening on the Carribean’s island. People started to dance on the first notes of their eternal sound. From Don Drummond’s time some of the musicians changed, some of them passed away, but the corporate feeling of the band and their positive vibrations, those will never change. People’s hearts were fullfilled listening to Ska music’s jewels like Simmer Down, Guns of Navarone or James Bond Theme and My boy Lollipop.

Next band were the Dubheart, an Anglo-Saxon band winner of the European Reggae Contest 2013. Their music pumped into the speakers with mesmerizing reggae and dub rhythm mixed with tribal percussion.

It was a surprising concert and a special show for the band that definitely deserved to win. Sex-appeal and woman pride on the stage at 23:00: Ce’Cile knows how to take spectators’ hands and bring them to the night, with her deep voice and her charming moves, she surely not left men’s eyes emotionless. Despite her sensuality, she also gave a proof of her talent (as in her last 2011’s project “Jamaicanization”). This young but very mature woman, thanks to important collaboration, recording projects, and the escort of such a great band filled the show up with a catchy and sparkling sound. Read no Book, You and Me, Popular Girl, without forgetting I’m Waiting, Changez and When you’re Gonna.

Rototom 2013 - Ce'Cile

It was late at night but people was still dancing. The show ended with Alborosie, the closure was committed to the Italian-Jamaican successful singer that recently released “Sound the System”, his last recording work is a massive hit as all his previous albums. Almost ended his European tour, he stopped at Rototom to celebrate his 20 years of career that started in Italy in 1993 with the Reggae National Tickets band, before moving to Jamaica. 20 years full of success just as Rototom Sunsplash, an analogous way full of satisfactions. He was accompanied, as always, from his faithful Shengen Clan Band. They drove the crowd crazy with a lot of new tracks like Rock the Dancehall, Play Fool, Who run di Dance and You got to be Mine, roots music and new sounds at the same time. The fans showed love to him and his tunes, and he gaves them love back presenting Herbalist, Nuh bettha than Me, Police and Kingston Town, whichby he ended the show, as he usually does. Each show from this artist is a success and he rackes up sold out all around the world, he is an Italian honour that we are pride of.

Wednesday was turning to the end but music was still going on even at the food stands. Thursday sunrise was about to come just like 24 hours more full of good vibration.


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