Reggae music is embedded in a global subculture - outside of the Caribbean and West Africa, that is. Many reggae lovers consider “mainstream” a derogatory term. And few reggae artists ever make it into the global mainstream. Gentleman is one of very few examples that lend themselves to study what happens when an artist firmly rooted in a “subculture”, in our “subculture”, makes it into the international limelight.
After reaching out to fans with albums like 2 Times Revolution, Italian reggae artiste Alborosie says he wanted to go back to basics with his fourth studio effort, Sound The System.
The album, which will be distributed by Greensleeves Records, is scheduled for a release on June 17th. It features collaborations with Ky-Mani Marley, The Abyssinians, and Italian singer Nina Zilli.
Mister Rock Steady is back !
Rocksteady TOUR 2013
30.03.13 London (UK) / International Ska Festival
04.04.13 Vauréal (95) / Le Forum
06.04.13 Blanquefort (33) / Spirit of 69
09.04.13 Creil (60) / La Grange à Musique
11.04.13 Paris (75) / Cabaret Sauvage + Johnny Osbourne
12.04.13 Chambray les Tours (37) / Salle Yves Renault (Nuit du Reggae 2013)
13.04.13 Roma (Italy) / Big Bang