Part of the London Int’l Ska Festival 30th anniversary
Pama Intl perform Trojan Records songbook
with special guests Ken Boothe, The Original Aces & more!
+ support from The Nice Guys from Belgium
Saturday 31st March 2017
O2 Academy Islington, 16 Parkfield St, London N1 0PS.
Ticket prices: £25 adv STBF (ticket includes free songbook)
O2 Priority pre-sale: Wednesday 9th August @ 9am
General on-sale: Friday 11th August @ 9am
As part of The London Int’l Ska Festival’s 30th anniversary, and following their sell-out success of their Trojan Records club night & UK tour, Pama International will be returning with their truly unique Trojan Records songbook show.
A show that features the greatest hits of the worlds most iconic reggae label reimagined by Pama International. The London leg of the tour will feature very special guests/legendary Trojan recording artists; Ken Boothe (famed for his No.1 hit Everything I Own, Crying Over You, Silver Words and so much more) and Desmond Dekker’s original harmony singers The Aces (who sang on the global hits Israelites, 007 Shanty Town & It Mek).
What’s more every customer attending the show will receive a Trojan songbook which features all the lyrics and history of each song.
Since its launch in the summer of 1968, Trojan Records has continually led the way in presenting the very best in classic Jamaican music to fans the world over.
During its early days, the company was instrumental introducing reggae into the mainstream, enjoying no less than 36 major UK hits between 1969 and 1975 and in so doing introducing the likes of Ken Boothe, Bob & Marcia, John Holt, Jimmy Cliff, Dave & Ansel Collins, The Pioneers and Toots & The Maytals to a global audience.
In 2006 Pama International became the first new band to sign to Trojan Records in 30 years. After a 7 year hiatus they returned with a new line up and album — Love & Austerity, which is due out in July 2017 and already picking up global airplay and praise.
“premier rocksteady” David Rodigan BBC1xtra
“as ever, their productions & taste are faultless” Craig Charles BBC6music
“they’re right up there with the best soul & reggae bands in the UK” Chris Hawkins BBC6music
Today, as Trojan approaches its 50th anniversary, it continues its long-standing undertaking of presenting only the very best in vintage ska, rocksteady and reggae sounds.
Come join us for a truly unique celebration of the world’s best-loved and most iconic Jamaican music company and all its fantastic musical legacy, presented to you by Pama International, at the world’s original and foremost ska festival.
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