Johnny Clarke, Soothsayers

Tue Jul 10 2018

7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Jazz Cafe

5 Parkway Camden Town London NW1 7PG

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Named Artist of the Year in Jamaica in both 1974 and 1975, Johnny Clarke became one of the most popular singers on the island, with many of his  songs concern his faith and the beliefs of the Rastafari movement, such as anti-violence (as heard on “Let Go Violence”) and legalization of marijuana (“Legalize It”). He has gone on to work with the likes of Mad Professor, King Tubby, Errol Thompson, and Prince Jammy.

Joining him on stage will be unstoppable London reggae outfit Soothsayers, who themselves recently sold out the Jazz Cafe at a Wah Wah 45s showcase.

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  • Johnny Clarke

    Johnny Clarke

    Reggae

  • Soothsayers

    Soothsayers

    Dub

    Soothsayers have been in their SW2 studio producing their own wide reaching sonic reflection of the locality which draws together the local raw materials of 24 carat dub, afro-beat, and deep-funk in compelling style. Influences are evidently wide ranging and numerous but The Wailers, Fela, Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, Skatalites, The Specials, Masakela ,Roots Manuva, Massive Attack, King Tubby should not be ignored.

    The result is One More Reason,  where producers and horn maestros Idris Rahman and Robin Hopcraft have brought a dub into the foreground by inviting features from legendary reggae vocalists Johnny Clarke, Michael Prophet and Linval Thompson as guests, as well as a contribution from Mad Professor and mixes by Manasseh.

    The skeletons of the tunes were tried and tested in their legendary bi-monthly “Red Earth Collective” Effra session, Brixton’s hang out for musicians and music lovers and this has built Soothsayers music a dedicated local following. They have also proved that their immediate, uplifting energy travels well and a broad musical appeal has taken them gigging with their regular 7 piece band throughout the UK and Europe including massive festivals like Glastonbury, Rototom Reggae (Italy) and North Sea Jazz (Netherlands). As a live experience, fiery, soulful vocal chants, conquering horns, fat, heavy grooves and a line –up of astonishingly talented musicians produce a memorable, afro-inspired, dub-fuelled, dance-inducing experience. 

    Soothsayers made an initial mark with their acclaimed debut album, Lost City, which was grounded largely in a jazz framework, shaded by hues of reggae and African rhythms. That set was followed by Tangled Roots, an exceptional second album that defies standard classifications: the West African root that drove Fela Kuti’s rebellion is filtered through the deeply seductive dub experimentation of Lee Perry, King Tubby and Augustus Pablo, to create a sound firmly lodged in London’s broader musical experience.

    “Thrilling harmonies…seriously infectious dance-floor grooves…goose bump inducing vocals” - The Guardian

Johnny Clarke, Soothsayers

Tue Jul 10 2018 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Jazz Cafe London
Johnny Clarke, Soothsayers
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Named Artist of the Year in Jamaica in both 1974 and 1975, Johnny Clarke became one of the most popular singers on the island, with many of his  songs concern his faith and the beliefs of the Rastafari movement, such as anti-violence (as heard on “Let Go Violence”) and legalization of marijuana (“Legalize It”). He has gone on to work with the likes of Mad Professor, King Tubby, Errol Thompson, and Prince Jammy.

Joining him on stage will be unstoppable London reggae outfit Soothsayers, who themselves recently sold out the Jazz Cafe at a Wah Wah 45s showcase.

RESTAURANT TICKETS ALSO AVAILABLE - CLICK HERE

STRICTLY 18+ WITH ID. NO U18s ADMITTED