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Christiania Dub Club & Nuh Linga Sweden Presents:
CHRISTIANIA REGGAE FEST 2017
11th OF AUGUST – DEN GRÅ HAL, CHRISTIANIA
CHRONIXX & ZINC FENCE REDEMPTION (JAM)
MACKA B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND (UK)
SKY JUICE SOUND (DK)
TUNG TORSDAG (DK)
(Chancho, Ruffie, Rallo Hi-Fi, Morten McCoy & Bionic Disco)
MILLION VIBES SOUND (SWE)
NUH LINGA (SWE)
You are invited for the biggest reggae event in Copenhagen of the year!
In Christiania´s fantastic venue Grey Hall you will experience an indoor festival atmosphere with Jamaican food, drinks, merchandising and great music with the best sound and light!
We are very proud to announce the reggae star Chronixx with his band “Zinc Fence Redemption” for one of a few shows in Europe this summer! You will be given songs like “Smile Jamaica”, “Here Comes Trouble” and “Who Knows”!
“Prepare your minds and hearts for this revolution” – Chronixx
The legend Macka B will also give us an unforgettable show with his “Roots Ragga Band”. The legendary album “Sign Of The Times” is still one of the best albums coming out of the reggae/dancehall scene in the UK!
“Anything one can conceive one can achieve. The Power of the Mind” – Macka B
CHRONIXX & ZINC FENCE REDEMPTION (JA)
“Prepare your minds and hearts for this revolution.” – Chronixx
Jamaican musician Chronixx has ignited a torch in people’s hearts the world over and is confidently lighting the path for an entire generation of youths to rediscover roots and culture. Born Jamar Rolando McNaughton on October 10, 1992, Chronixx was musically nurtured from an early age by his father, dancehall artist Chronicle, and grew up surrounded by the likes of Burro Banton and Gregory Isaacs. His remarkable ascension in the music industry began in the background; harmonizing for artists such as Lutan Fyah and providing production assistance for tracks sung by Popcaan, Konshens and others.
Today, Chronixx is a respected artist in his own and the first EP, Hooked on Chronixx, was released in 2011 and immediately put the budding artist on the radar of music lovers and industry heads alike with ‘Start A Fyah,’ ‘Warrior’ and breakout single ‘Behind Curtain’ standing out as a fan favorites far beyond Jamaican shores.
The Dread & Terrible Project was released in April 2014 – a set comprised of seven tracks plus three dub versions – immediately topping the Billboard (US) and iTunes reggae charts in both UK and Japan. Neither an album nor an EP, the Project includes the widely received ”Capture Land” and a short film based on one of its tracks, ”Rastaman Wheel Out” to critical acclaim.
Hit single ”Here Comes Trouble” captured late night American TV presenter Jimmy Fallon’s attention while on vacation in Jamaica. The chance encounter lead to a personal request for the young musician to perform live on Fallon’s TV show in July 2014. A concert held in Central Park the following week was a roadblock affair from the outset, thousands of attendees turned out including Rolling Stones’ frontman Mick Jagger celebrating his 71st birthday.
Chronixx toured for the first time in 2013 when he went to Europe with his own band Zincfence Redemption. He has since embarked on solo tours from the Americas to the Oceanic region; including sold out shows in New York, three shows in London, Trinidad & Tobago, Australia, Canada, and being the first band to do a 2-part tour of Jamaica (Capture Land Tour).
His debut album “Chronology” will be released June 30, 2017.
With so much accomplished in such short time, the world is bracing for greater wonders from this young man who walks with an old soul. For Chronixx himself, music is a mission and history is being made everyday still.
MACKA B & THE ROOTS RAGGA BAND (UK)
“Anything one can conceive one can achieve. The Power of the Mind”
Macka B is one of Britain’s most influential Reggae/Dancehall artists/tosters, pushing the music back toward a Rastafarian political consciousness. His rough, gravelly vocals give him an instantly identifiable sound. Although the vast majority of Macka B’s material was devoted to spiritual and social messages, he did lighten the mood with occasional humorous novelty material. He shunned any aspirations for a commercial crossover, however, staying true to the sound and spirit of reggae’s roots. His 1986 album “Sign of the Times” still remains a milestone of British reggae, and he continued to record for Mad Professor’s Ariwa label into the new millennium.
Macka B was born Christopher MacFarlane in the West Midlands town of Wolverhampton, England, near Birmingham. As a youth, he played violin and sang in the school choir, but reggae remained his first musical love. He studied engineering and served an apprenticeship, but company factory closures resulted in his being laid off. Instead, he worked on honing his toasting skills, influenced by early reggae DJs like U-Roy, I-Roy, Big Youth, and especially Prince Far I.
He started a sound system called Exodus with several friends, and also converted to Rastafarianism. In 1982, he made a trip to Jamaica to take in the exploding dancehall scene, and returned to England with a new commitment to his craft.
Macka B also performed regularly for local sound systems, particularly Wassifa; a tape of one Wassifa sound-system battle found its way to the London-based Fashion Records, who gave him the chance to make his first solo record. “Bible Reader” was released in 1985, and did respectably well on the national reggae singles chart.
Macka B subsequently signed with Mad Professor’s Ariwa label, and issued his debut album, “Sign of the Times” in 1986. An immediate hit among British reggae fans, it went on to top the reggae album charts; it was even hailed as a masterpiece in some quarters, both for its imaginative production and for the vocalist’s nimble rhymes and hard-hitting social commentary.
Macka B is still releasing big songs like “Never Played a 45”, “Medical Marijuana Card” and “Gangster” and recently he got a lot of attention around the world with his “Medical Monday” releases about the health benefits with vegetables and fruits. His song “Cucumba” went viral with more than 30 million views!
“95 percent water, kidney cleanser, great hydrator” and “another surprise, put a slice on your eyes / Take away the dryness, revitalise.”
Schedule, Christiania Reggae Fest 2017:
19:00 – 21:00 – Skyjuice Sound (DK)
21:00 – 22:00 – Macka B & Roots Ragga Band (UK)
22:00 – 23:30 – Tung Torsdag (DK) & Million Vibes (SWE)
23:30 – 01:00 – Chronixx & Zinc Fence Redemption (JAM)
01:00 – 02:00 – Nuh Linga (SWE)
► 11th of August @ Grey Hall, Copenhagen
► Opening times: 19.00 – 02.00
► Advance tickets: 290 Dkk + service charge
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