Thursday 20 September - 7.30pm
A talk with:
Tony Platt (Engineer on Catch A Fire), Gary Crosby OBE (Jazz Jamaica/Dune Music), Brinsley Forde (Aswad) and Kevin Le Gendre (Journalist)
OPEN VOCAL REHEARSAL with Jazz Jamaica All Stars Vocalists & Brinsley Forde
Bob Marley and The Wailers' 1973 album Catch a Fire is considered one of the top albums of all time. It established The Wailers as international superstars and introduced reggae to the university ‘rock listening’ crowd who were inspired by the socially aware lyrics, militant tone and optimistic view of a future free from oppression. It was the spark that ignited a revolution, a global Rasta revolution. This evening’s speakers looked back on the making of Catch A Fire, and explored its impact and legacy on the music scene and the wider society.
At the end of September, a 30-piece edition of Jazz Jamaica All Stars joined by strings from Urban Soul Orchestra and vocalist, Brinsley Forde will went on tour to pay tribute to this ground-breaking album. Combining the reggae roots of the All Stars with strings and choir created a unique programme that the entire social spectrum can relate to on a multitude of levels. On the 20 the vocalists opened the doors to the public for part of their rehearsal.
Catch a Fire,was programmed in association with Lively Up Festival. Read about forthcoming Lively Up Festival events.
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