ROTOTOM LAUNCH PARTY VALENCIA
ALPHA BLONDY + ISEO & DODOSOUND + FUNKIWI´S
ROTOTOM SUNSPLASH festival present II Edition of Rototom Launch Party Valencia
ALPHA BLONDY & The Solar System
Friday 7 July
Open doors 19:30 h
Concert start 20:30 h
Presents «Positive Energy»
Alpha Blondy is one of the legends of contemporary reggae and one of the greatest global exponents of the roots sounds of the last decades. He will be accompanied by his faithful band “The Solar System”, 12 musicians from Barbados, France, Ivory Coast and Jamaica. His musical career is virtually endless: over 20 albums released, shows worldwide, appearances with The Wailers and many honorary and social awards.
Named Ivory Coast’s Ambassador for Peace by the United Nations, he continues to deliver his message of peace and commitment through well-known songs as Sweet Sweet, Cocody Rock, Jerusalem or Apartheid Is Nazism.
Iseo & Dodosound with the Mousehunters
The musical project called Iseo & Dodosound began with the blending of these two artists’ talents. It’s an original proposal that mixes sounds from reggae and dub, a touch of the first period of digital music and strong trip hop influences; rich in sound and sincere in its essence.
Minimalism prevails at the instrumental level, with a focus on the identity of rhythms and the strength of the deep frequencies, but is completely contrasted by the originality of Iseo’s warm and dreamy voice. These two elements are accompanied by the vibrating brass section, The Mousehunters: a tenor saxophone and a trumpet inspired in jazz and black music.
In April 2015, Iseo & Dodosound published their first album, Cat Platoon: ten songs that bring the listener to different imaginary landscapes. They toured in several cities in both Spain and France.
Evocative, direct, strong and smooth all at once, those who have the opportunity to listen to their music, aren’t left indifferent.