The first night of “Rototom Sunsplash 2018 – 25 years walking together” was explosive. Day one of the biggest European Reggae Festival started last evening with high-level performances. On the main stage, there were Julian Marley from Jamaica, Cocoa Team ft Koffee from Jamaica, and Ben Harper from USA. Julian Marley & the Uprising gave us a great show as usual. “Juju” conquered the spectators by reinterpreting some of Bob Marley’s hits like One Love and Exodus. The brand new album of Julian Marley will be out very soon.
Then there was the turn of Cocoa Tea that smashed up the stage. His energy was incredible for the whole performance and his special guest Koffee was the real revelation for the Rototom’s crowd. Koffee is only 18 years old, but her talent and intelligence are impressive. She was defining herself blessed to have the opportunity to share the stage with a veteran name of Jamaican music as her mentor Cocoa Tea.
The last star on the main stage was Ben Harper. Ben led the massive during the show with his historical band the Innocent Criminals and the sound of his own guitar. After it everyone moved into the dancehall area to enjoy Spice’s performance and the New Level Bcn Crew, a sound system from Spain. Spice confirmed yesterday in Benicasim her title of “Reina of Dancehall” and we must give a big up to her official dancer Rebel as well. Tonight we’re attending legendary names on the main stage: Groundation (USA), Sly & Robbie, Yellow Man, Johnny Osbourne, Bitty McLean (Jamaica/UK), and “dulcis in fundo” Jimmy Cliff (Jamaica).
Article Eugenia Conti
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