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Reggae festival in honor of Bob Marley

February 6 2007

Today, February 6 space guru and renowned musician in reggae Bob Marley would be over 62 years. One of the most iconic figures of the twentieth century was born in Jamaica in the slums of Kingston's Trench Town.

There also appeared and the legendary «The Wailers». Since the death of a musician and a genius composer has been more than 25 years, but the Bob Marley is still the most famous reggae artist. Thanks to his international success of this style of music became very popular outside of Jamaica.

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Celebrate the birthday of Marley, invites all club "B1", here the 8 th place in the number of annual reggae festival. The main star of this year's festival will be Lee Scratch Perry (Lee Scratch Perry) - people from the pantheon of musical gods. This artist is in line with Louis Armstrong, Elvis Presley and James Brown. Without him the world would not recognize Jamaican Bob Marley. Lee is not only a genius producer, but also the father of dub, which is unthinkable without the classic reggae, he is the creator of the most famous scratches, which they built their first sets DJs 70's and 80's.

Careers Perry began in the late 50-ies in Jamaica. After starting the label «Trojan Sound System» Lee moved to the «Downbeat Sound System», where he worked with renowned producer Dodd Coxon. In the 60 th Lee began working with Delroy Wilson, «T he Maytals» and are just beginning to «T he Wailers».

In 1966, Perry has created almost from scratch his own label called «the Upsetters». With the arsenal of a recorder, mixer and tape, I have to create a brilliant dub-reggae. He first began experimenting with a drum machine and a phaser.

In 1977, Lee resumed his work with Bob Marley. He also released the very first 12-inch reggae single «History» Carlton Jackson. Perry has worked on other musical projects: Linda McCartney (Linda McCartney), Robert Palmer (Robert Palmer), John Martin (John Martyn) and The Clash.

In the late 70's with Perry because of personal conflict refused to cooperate «Island Records», and in 1978 suddenly burned down his own studio.

In 2003, already 70-year-old Perry released his album «Jamaican ET», which won Grammy. In this disc Perry combines simple but charming melody with lyrics about today's global problems. So this Thursday, February 8, Perry promises to pan the audience at Moscow's "B1".

Participants of the festival - Lee 'Scratch' Perry (Jamaica, live), "Karibasy" (St. Petersburg), the CDF and the total Nasvete Festival (Moscow), Muzungu (Moscow), I-Alert Band (Moscow), "Dabats ( Moscow), Alai Oli (Ekaterinburg), "Jagan" (Moscow), Dub Division (Moscow), Jah Noise System (Moscow), "Tea in Kingston" (Moscow), Jah Soldiers (Moscow-London), "Global Warming" (Volgograd), Sunny Freeman and Shammah with The Rockers Band (Russia-Cameroon-Switzerland). DJ-support of the festival: NZ Selecta & Flammable Beat DJ's: Chagin & Pirumov.

Alex Vitvitskiy


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