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DENNIS ALCAPONE lines up Rum 'n' Bass in Brighton

Pioneering Jamaican toaster DENNIS ALCAPONE will perform next month at Brighton's Black History Month annual party: Rum 'n' Bass.

ALCAPONE will be backed by reggae and ska band DUBCATS featuring BLACK STEEL, plus DJ support from PRINCE FATTY.



ROOTIKAL will next month hosts its annual salute to Jamaican record label Studio One, featuring live PAs from DENNIS ALCAPONE and WINSTON FRANCIS.

WINSTON FRANCIS started his recording career at Studio One in the late 1960s with tracks like “Mr Fix-It”, “Groovy Situation” and later “Let's Go To Zion”.


Easter Reggae Showcase revealed: BOB ANDY, KEN BOOTHE & more

Jamaican greats BOB ANDY, KEN BOOTHE and DADDY U-ROY are among the artists performing at the Easter Reggae Showcase in Brixton this April.


Reggae, ska and dub shows coming up at the Jazz Café

The Jazz Café has announced an impressive line-up of reggae, ska and dub shows at the famous North London venue over the coming months.

Here are the highlights:


Jazz Café to host BUNNY LEE birthday party

The legendary BUNNY “STRIKER” LEE will be heading to London’s Jazz Café next month to celebrate his 72nd birthday where he'll be joined by artists such as DENNIS ALCAPONE, DAVE BARKER and WINSTON REEDY.


New additions to House Of Fun Weekender line-up

A number of new additions to the House Of Fun Weekender 2013 can now be revealed including LITTLE ROY, GENTLEMAN'S DUB CLUB, DENNIS ALCAPONE and the LEE THOMPSON SKA ORCHESTRA, among many others.


Studio One legends line up for Rub a Dub Club in Brixton

PRINCE FATTY’s Rub a Dub Club special in Brixton next month will include performances from DENNIS ALCAPONE featuring WINSTON REEDY and WINSTON FRANCIS.

The reggae legends will be nicing up the ‘Rub­a­Dub’ dance, playing classic Studio One selections with the backing of a full live band.



The ROOTIKAL crew are saluting 50 years of Jamaican record label Studio One with live PAs from WINSTON FRANCIS and DENNIS ALCAPONE.

The big show takes place at the East Village Club in London on 12 April and the music policy for the evening is strictly COXSONE DODD productions.


Jamaican music's love affair with Clarks: BBC video featuring DENNIS ALCAPONE

BBC Newsnight's Stephen Smith has been finding out about Jamaican music's love affair with Clarks shoes. 

In this six minute video Smith interviews “reggae legend” DENNIS ALCAPONE who explains how the shoe has become the must-have brand for Jamaica's reggae artists.

Check out the full video clip on the BBC website.


PRINCE FATTY takes on the Drunken Gambler: out now

British producer PRINCE FATTY has dropped his third full-length album, Prince Fatty Versus the Drunken Gambler, available now.

The 10-track concept album includes both originals and covers, mixing “hip hop fantasy and reggae reality”.


Rhythm Festivals scrapped: 'glitches and domino effect' blamed

The UK’s Rhythm Festivals 2012 has been cancelled after a whole series of glitches and the domino effect put a stop to the show going ahead.

The three-pronged festival was due to be held over the August bank holiday weekend (24-26 August) at Mansion House near Biggleswade in Bedfordshire.

Rhythm Festivals was set to offer a line-up of Rhythm Folk, Rhythm Blues, and Rhythm Roots plus comedy and fringe events.


Jamaica 50 Festival in London: all-star line-up revealed

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s independence from the UK, London’s IndigO2 will play host to the Jamaica 50 Festival this summer.

The 11-day event is set to feature an eclectic mix of reggae artists from YELLOWMAN to GYPTIAN, DAMIAN MARLEY to LUCIANO, and SLY AND ROBBIE to BIG YOUTH.


FREDDIE MCGREGOR heads up the UK’s One Love Festival

Jamaican singer FREDDIE MCGREGOR will headline the One Love Festival that takes place on 10-12 August at Hop Farm in Kent.

MCGREGOR will be joining previously announced acts DAWN PENN and DENNIS ALCAPONE, as well as FRANKIE PAUL, MACKA B, STYLO G, THE DUALERS, plus many more. 


One Love Festival line-up revealed: DAWN PENN, DENNIS ALCAPONE, HOLLIE COOK + more

The initial acts, including DAWN PENN, DENNIS ALCAPONE and HOLLIE COOK, plus a brand new location have been revealed for the fifth One Love Festival in the UK.

The festival has confirmed that it is moving out of London to the Hop Farm site near Tonbridge in Kent, from 10-12 August 2012, back to the South East where the event started in 2008.


Top reggae acts added to UK festival: Rhythm Festivals 2012

A strong selection of reggae artists and bands are among the first acts to be confirmed for next summer's Rhythm Festivals.

Some of the early announced acts include: