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Rototom Sunsplash, The United Nations of Reggae, Celebrating Africa!

article and photos by Sista Irie, photojournalist “Fake news is only a problem now because it is affecting European and American politics. So everyone is talking about fake news, forgetting that in Africa, we have been under fake news for 400 years.” Seun Kuti, Reggae University, Rototom Sunsplash 2017 The evolution of Spain’s second largest…
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September 22, 2017
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Celebrating Africa at Rototom Sunsplash 2017

Sista Irie, reggae photojournalist, Island Stage Magazine "Celebrating Africa" reflected a colorful, educational and spiritually filled week  during the  24th annual Rototom Sunsplash. Africa was ever present on the Lion Stage, the African Village and the Main stage, as well as the deliciously aromatic food booths, visual art graphics throughout the grounds, Reggae University panels,…
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August 28, 2017
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The Rototom Reggae University celebrates the Africa Connection

Rototom Sunsplash will host an exhibition of the famous British photographer Adrian Boot that will join the Film Fest screening, the Rasta Seminars and the ACR meetings   In honour of its 24th edition, titled Celebrating Africa, Rototom Sunsplash has curated a very special programme of events for the Reggae University, the will be in Benicassim August 12 to 19. Now in…
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August 4, 2017
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Damian Marley at 2016 Rototom Sunsplash

Also confirmed are Morgan Heritage, Kabaka Pyramyd, the legendary Freddie McGregor, who will perform with two of his sons Stephen ‘Di Genious’ McGregor and Daniel ‘Chino’ McGregor; Junior Kelly, Inner Circle, Wailing Souls, Sud Sound System and Green Valley . Completing the first round of confirmations are Randy Valentine and Gentleman’s Dub Club, performing for…
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February 11, 2016
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Let there be Peace: Rototom Sunsplash is coming

The festival that this year has the theme ‘Peace R(evol)ution’, has increased its presales by 10% to bring people from 73 countries from different continents. The lineup includes amazing acts like that of Major Lazer, responsible for the hit of the summer ‘Lean On’, SOJA from the US or the triple tribute to Marley by…
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August 13, 2015
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The Rototom Reggae University Camp

The Rototom Reggae University Camp delves into reggae and Rastafarian culture with Jamaican and European guests Benicassim, 16/08/2014 - Sunsplash 2014 - Reagge University - Photo by Violeta Palazon © Rototom 2014 The sessions will analyze dancehall from its roots and the power of reggae to cross borders with important artists from the festival such…
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August 6, 2015
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Legendary Sound Systems at Rototom Sunsplash 2015!!

The XXII edition of the reggae festival will be held in Benicassim (Spain) on august 15 to 22. Photo: Luca D'Agostino. Foto Luca d'Agostino/Phocus Agency The lineup includes unmissable performances like that of Cutty Ranks, one of the artists to dominate the dancehall scene of the 90’s, or that of the Grammy award winning Black…
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June 29, 2015
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Rototom Recognizes Reggae Revival

Rototom Sunsplash, one of the largest platforms in the world for reggae music, will celebrate its 20th staging this August 17-24, in Benicassim, Spain. Coinciding with the milestone is the recent groundswell of new-generation conscious acts from Jamaica known as the 'Reggae Revival'. Acknowledging this, festival organisers have decided to host a discussion specifically about…
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July 31, 2013