Monthly Archives: August 2017
On September 29th and 30th, Jam Link Intl. will host the 3rd annual Aarhus Reggae Festival at Voxhall (Vester Allé 15, 8000) in Aarhus, Denmark. As they’ve done previously, day one, the 29th, will be dedicated to the dancehall culture, while day two, the 30th, will focus more on the ever growing reggae scene.
This year’s theme will be on “the foundation of Jamaican music.” That being said, unlike other festivals, the 2017 Aarhus Reggae Fest will be centered on the sound system tradition. What this means is that, as was customary in the early days at Jamaican parties and stage shows, all artists will be supported by a selector behind a turntable spinning the rhythm on vinyls.
So far the organizers have confirmed long time reggae sensation Norris Man and Jamaican born, Germany based, reggae star, Teacha Dee. Additionally, they have added Donna Marie, Omar Perry and several others. The full line up will be announced shortly. The popular brand Reggae Grill, which is known for their amazing Jamaican cuisine, will be on hand cooking up their famous reggae burgers. There will also be reggae inspired art on display by Vogel Arts.
At approximately 9:00 Pm or 21:00 hours German time, Teacha Dee entered the special stage at Reggae Jam backed by Next Generation Family Band based in Munich. Wearing a pair of fire red shoes and a matching long sleeve button up shirt covered with black suspenders that coordinated with his Black Turban and Jeans pants, he ran out kicking up a storm of cheers from anywhere between 15,000 to 20,000 patrons.
From the very moment his name was announced, the anticipation of the audience could be clearly heard and his appearance did not disappoint. Teacha Dee’s set began with a loud roar which was paid to his presence alone which lasted for couple seconds while he danced and waved hello to the audience from left to right of the stage before he began singing.
Teacha Dee is no stranger to the Reggae Jam massive as it was there about 6 years ago his career took off in Deutschland and the rest of Europe. His appearance now was greeted with the rewards of years of ground work going from clubs to clubs pushing his brand of roots music.
Song after song the audience sang along with him. There were short bouts of extreme clarity as the band played a bit lower than his vocals as he drove the point home on ever song especially the new ones of his album “Rastafari Way“.
At the end of his set, he called upon stage “Don Tippa” who have been on the journey with him musically for as long as his name has been known to patrons worldwide. He left the stage with people begging for more but time did not permit it.
Here is a video provided by “Reggae Story” which highlighted “Smoke and Fly”, “Jah Jah is calling” and “Emperor Selassie”.