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Saturday 2nd July 2022

Dub Legacy The mid summer reggae festival

— The Trinity Centre
Black Roots live on stage / Soundsystems Roots Injection Indica Dubs Green King Tappa outta Bassi soundsystem
price: Tickets Below


“After the unforgettable Trinity double bill of Jah Shaka and the Twinkle Brother band, Dub Legacy spoil us again with the live spectacle of St. Paul’s roots legends Black Roots. Plus 7 hours in the dance powered by 4 of the mightiest rigs with selectors in full force: it’s the closest you’ll get to carnival. ”
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Dub Legacy

Founded in September 2018 due to the dub community growing in vast numbers. Dub Legacy saw the need for the ultimate dub events. The first Dub Legacy event was the Twinkle Brothers and Jah Shaka at the Trinity Centre Bristol. The Journey continues.

Dub Legacy

presents 2nd July 2022

The Mid-summer reggae festival at the Trinity Centre Bristol featuring

The Legendary roots reggae band Black Roots

Formed in 1979, Black Roots exploded onto the Roots Reggae scene in 1981 and continued to make large waves in the music scene till the early 90’s. The journey continues. There will be mighty sounds from Indica Dubs, Roots injection sound system, Tappa outta Bassi sound system. This event cannot be missed. Coach from London

Official ticket outlet links

Headfirst https://hdfst.uk/E73972
Trinity Centre https://my.trinitybristol.org.uk/black-roots/
Dub Legacy: https://www.facebook.com/events/273346494876904/?ref=newsfeed
Supertone records 110 Acre Ln, London SW2 5RA Phone: 020 7737 7761
Reddit u/dublegacy_Drag665


Formed in 1979, Black Roots exploded onto the Roots Reggae scene in 1981 when John Peel, the
legendary DJ on BBC Radio 1, showcased their debut EP on his show, hailing them as one of the
best new reggae bands in the UK. Their unique brand of roots reggae drew in people seeking to
find a voice that spoke out against the injustices and alienation caused by the pace of political
reform introduced in Thatcherite Britain. Black Roots’ uncompromising lyrical content was that
voice throughout the 80’s.

From these beginnings, the band toured the United Kingdom extensively playing clubs, colleges,
venues and universities, and made regular appearances at Glastonbury, WOMAD, Elephant Fayre
and other major festivals. They broke into the European circuit following a support slot in 1984 on
UB40’s European tour; made many radio and television appearances and released several albums
in this period (‘Black Roots’, ‘The Frontline’, ‘In Session’, ‘All Day All Night’, ‘Natural Reaction’,
‘With Friends and ‘the Dub Factor series’). But it all went quiet for the band in the early
1990s. The band seem to slide off the ends of the earth and nothing happens for over 10 years.
However, their loyal fans continued to search out their music and it is this loyalty that led to their
re-emergence, engineered by Makasound (France) after they approached the band licensed and
reissued some of their back catalogue ‘On the Frontline’ in 2004 and ‘In Session’ in 2007. This was
followed by 2 more reissues in 2011 on Bristol Archive Records (UK) a compilation of their singles
‘The Reggae Singles Anthology’ and a CD version of ‘All Day All Night’ with bonus tracks.
But importantly the band capitalised on this new resurgence and interest by recording original
material leading to the release of ‘On the Ground’ on Sugar Shack Records (UK) in 2012. It is their
first original studio album in over 20 years and then two more releases of new songsl on Soulbeats
Records (France) ‘Ghetto Feel’ 2014 and ‘Son of Man’ 2016 come out. They went back into the
studio in December 2017 recorded, produced and mixed another 22 songs at Portishead’s J&J
Studio employing the mixing talents of Louis Beckett. Two albums have emerged from this session,
‘Take It’ in November 2018 released and distributed with Khanti Records (France) and ‘Nothing in
the Larder’ released in June 2021 distributed and marketed by Take It Easy Agency (France).
All these original recordings, released since the beginning of this century have struck a chord with
fans new and old, highlighting the alienation and injustices that are re-emerging in Europe today as
it swings inexorably to the right and people’s rights are eroded away, once more.
Nubian Records the band’s label has, also, been working with Real Rock Records (Italy) to release
limited edition 7” vinyl only pressings from their extensive back catalogue aimed at the specialist
reggae market. So far, they have issued ‘Juvenile Delinquent/Dub the Youth’, ‘What Them a
Do/Jah Jah Dub’; ‘All Day All Night/Pressure Dub’ and ‘Release the Food/Folitricshun Dub’ in
2021. Another ‘Blackheart Man/Blackheart Dub’ is planned for February 2022.
They have also been performing live delivering that conscious and uncompromising message with
those harmonic vocals backed by a deep melodic roots reggae rhythm that makes them so unique.

The band have performed selected gigs in UK and Europe like Bristol Veg Fest, Glastonbury
Festival, Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park London, ATP I’ll Be Your Mirror curated by
Portishead at Alexandra Palace in London UK; Bagnols Reggae Festival, Cabaret Sauvage Paris,
Garance Reggae Festival Bagnols Sur Ceze, Banlieues Bleues Jazz Festival Paris, Reggae Sun Ska
Bordeaux, Nomade Reggae Festival Frangy and Nancy Jazz Pulsations France; Dour Festival and
Afro C Belgium; Ostroda Reggae Festival Poland; Octopode Festival Geneva Switzerland; Sardinia
Reggae Festival Italy, Rototom Reggae Sunsplash Spain and Bristol Harbour Fest.

Event photos for Dub Legacy The mid summer reggae festival:

Dub Legacy The mid summer reggae festival at The Trinity Centre
Dub Legacy The mid summer reggae festival in Bristol 2022

Artist Videos:

13 minutes with Ras Muffet - Roots Injection Records
BLACK ROOTS (UK/JAM) - Live @ Ostróda Reggae Festival 2015 / Poland
O.B.F, Indica Dubs & Hytal Bosrah @ Christmas Dubquake 2016

Artist Audio:

Dub Legacy