AFRICAN HEAD CHARGE Live in Bristol w/ Dub The Earth & Guests

  • Fiddlers, Bristol
  • Sat 12th May @ 20:00
  • Reggae, Dub, Psych
  • from £14.85
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Co-founded by the legendary underground producer Adrian Sherwood, African Head Charge is a globally-acclaimed, pioneering dub-reggae ensemble led by original co-founder, master percussionist and royal rastaman, Bonjo Iyabhinghi Noah.

Plus guests:
DUB THE EARTH
TITUS 12
SPUD ROOTS
ROOTS AGENDA & TENOR STEPPA

Saturday 12th May
The Fiddlers // Bristol
Doors 8.00pm - 02.00am


Pulsating with tribal drumbeats and chanting from the soul of Africa, African Head Charge fuse together primal rhythms with heavy psychedelic dub, roots reggae, and 21st-century electronica. Formed originally as a studio project in 1981, the London-based collective has gone on to achieve semi-legendary cult status, creating 13 albums and gracing stages across the world, from Australia and New Zealand to Glastonbury music festival.

Their epic live show features a line-up of 6-8 world-star performers, fusing together djembes, guitars, drums, keys and vocals with heavy electronic sampling. The collective use this blend of live and electronica to generate an intoxicating soundscape of reggae-inflected drumming, visceral vocals and bottomless, thrumming bass-lines that truly reach to the heart of your being.

Performing classic tracks from their back catalogue, as well as their latest album VOODOO OF THE GODSENT live for the very first time, African Head Charge will be using 2018 to premiere new state-of-the-art visual technology. With a deeper, darker and heavier live sound than ever before, the collective is once again ready to enrapture their global fan-base, as well as reach out to a new generation of fans around the world.

DUB THE EARTH
Dub The Earth are a dub, ska, punk, reggae, hip-hop band from the UK.
They have shaken stages & blown speakers at the likes of Glastonbury, Womad, Boardmasters, Boomtown, One Love, The Glade, The Green Gathering, Alchemy, Farmer Phils, Kingston Green Fair, Bristol Carnival, Vegfest, Illusive ...... & the legendary free festivals of Stonehenge, Torpedo Town, Lechlade, Hungerford Common & Castle Morton!
'It's rare to find in the UK nowadays a band that who have held such consistently hard lines on their anti-oppression politics in the face of considerable repression & politics.......this band has been going 20 years & it's the first time they've got out a proper album, their live experience is what they've concentrated on largely & if you've ever seen them at a festival they are amazing......to come forward with their first major release & it to be such a powerful piece of work, I think says a lot about their sticking power, a lot about their appeal & a lot about their love for music....there's not a group of people I admire more for their faith in the power of music'.

TITUS 12
Bristol producer Titus 12 is best known for representing exploratory dub and beats, on the radio as well as well as in the studio & club.
The last 3 years have seen Titus produce a run of head-turning releases, including two 7"s with champions of dub innovation ZamZam Sounds, a 12" on Joe Nice's Gourmet Beats, and featuring on compilations from experimental sound-system label Boomarm Nation.
Whether through his own Production & DJing, long-standing radio show "Subsession" on Bristol's Ujima 98 FM, or his own label Limbo Tapes, Titus has a reputation for supporting unique & shape-shifting music, with the sound system at the heart.

SPUD ROOTS
Spud Roots is a Bristol based DJ who primarily plays reggae music (all styles) but also has a strong love for African music as well as more experimental music such as punk, post-punk and 80s synth/cold/no waves. He runs a night called Level the Vibes which curates a vintage revival style of reggae, harkening back to its golden years of the 60/70/80s, as well as running an African music centered night called Dial Africa, where he plays music from all over Africa, mainly from the 70s and 80s. He promotes both of these events. He has a monthly Noods radio show where he plays a range of music: http://noodsradio.com/residents/spuds-mashdown. Here is a link to his Mixcloud account: mixcloud.com/spudroots/

ROOTS AGENDA & TENOR STEPPA
Roots Agenda & Tenor Steppa combine to showcase dubwise music spanning from tributes to early Jamaica right through to present day. Offering you the opportunity to catch unreleased music from the label wound together by Tenors saxophone.



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