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Sattaday 3rd November 2018

★ REAL ROOTS SOUND SYSTEM Sattamann & Paulo ft.
Very special guest set:
★ DENNIS BOVELL ★ (Matumbi, Black Beard, Dub Mastah) performing a very special exclusive set for our sound system.
Warming up the night will be
★ Fat Frog (PurpleFade Recods/Real Roots) &
★ KO’s Chilli Dubs


£3.50 – £10 (£10 OTD)
(Limited early cheap tickets available, be quick)
Tickets from RA:

The Empire Bar 291 Mare Street, Hackney Central, E8 1EJ
With its welcoming outdoor space, friendly bar staff and reasonable drink prices!

Easy transport links // Hackney Central Overground
Bus to Hackney Town Hall 30, 38, 48, 55, 106, 236 (24hr), 242 (24hr), 253, 254, 276, 277 (24hr), 394, D6, W15, N38, N55, N106, N253.

Born in Barbados in 1953, reggae guitarist Dennis Bovell (sometimes known simply as Blackbeard) was one of the key figures on the London reggae scene of the late ’70s and early ’80s, not only as a solo artist but also as a producer. The band Bovell co-founded in the mid-’70s, Matumbi, was one of England’s first self-contained reggae bands, and also one of the best; in addition, Bovell released several albums of solo dub experiments, which often featured jazz-pop keyboardist Nick Straker and producer Tony Mansfield (Captain Sensible, New Musik), both old school chums. As Blackbeard, Bovell released Strictly Dub Wize in 1978; he quickly became involved in production work for experimental post-punkers like the Slits and the Pop Group. I Wah Dub appeared in 1980, carrying on Bovell’s eclectic sensibilities; Bovell reverted to his real name for 1981’s Brain Damage, which began to move away from dub towards rock, R&B, boogie-woogie, etc. Bovell spent the early ’80s working with artists like Linton Kwesi Johnson and Alpha Blondy; he returned with a mostly straight reggae album in 1986, Audio Active, recorded with a group tagged the Dub Band.

Ramon Judah comes from a musical tradition, his father Sugar was a star in Liverpool and was an early mentor to the Beatles. Ramon was influenced by early soundsystem culture and was singing in the dancehall at an early age. He then travelled the world singing Reggae bands from New Zealand to Chicago USA. He finally settled in London and became the host and singer to the now legendary Dub Club. He worked with everyone who was someone on the UK scene. He has sung on many sounds over the years including Jah Youth and more recently as the the main host and vocalist for the popular Reggae Roast nights. Ramon Judah has also recorded with the best UK Reggae & Dub producers in the business including: Bush Chemist, Manasseh, Disciples, Adrian Sherwood, Phillip Gad, Brigadier Jc and Vibration Lab.

Real Roots is firmly established as one of the leading Roots Reggae/Dub outfits on the London circuit. Hosting and performing at regular sell-out events for over 5 years.
Sattamann & Paulo and their Real Roots selectors/crew (Dark Futures, K.O’s Chilli Dubs & new addition Fat Frog – PurpleFade Records ) have been performing for over 5 years to crowds in bars, clubs & festivals across the capital & throughout the UK and beyond. Sattamann & Paulo as a duo select as “Real Roots” playing strictly vinyl, strictly roots often accompanied by top vocalists giving a sound system style performance, sirens and all! Expect energetic performances with Real Roots selectors playing the best of classic roots rock reggae, ska, roots & culture, dubwise, steppers and more.
Real Roots selectors (on rotation) host a live weekly radio shows on Real Roots Radio Past shows can be found on Real Roots Radio – Soundcloud & Mixcloud.
The Real Roots Sound System launched in 2016! A traditional hand built, 4 scoop, pre-amp run analogue system. Strictly vinyl, strictly roots. Run, operated by Sattamann & Paulo featuring top guest MCs.


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