David Rodigan gives musical history lesson in Kingston

February 15, 2017
David Rodigan hypes up reggae fans with some classic Jamaican music.
Veteran reggae and dancehall producer Lloyd 'King Jammy' James (right) and British radio disc jockey David Rodigan entertain the audience at Dubwise Jamaica's 'Legends of the Sound System' event on West Kings House Road in Kingston on Friday night.
The uptown crowd at 'Legends of the Sound System' rocked to Lloyd 'King Jammy' James' self-produced hits at the venue on West Kings House Road in Kingston.

Following a brief hiatus during the winter months, popular roots, dub, and reggae movement Dubwise Jamaica returned to Kingston on Saturday night with an incredible party dubbed 'Legends of the Sound System'.

The event, which took place on West Kings House Road, featured guest appearances from iconic British disc jockey David Rodigan and veteran beatmaker Lloyd 'King Jammy' James, whose 60-minute selection of self-produced singles concluded with two cuts of his revolutionary 'Sleng Teng' rhythm.

Rodigan, who this summer releases an autobiography covering his 40-year love affair with Jamaican music, introduced himself with a story about his first meeting with Jammy before launching into an impressive compilation of reggae hits, unreleased songs, and exclusive dubplates by artistes such as Protoje, Dennis Brown and Delroy Wilson.

The night culminated with surprise performances by singer Johnny Osbourne and DJ Donovan 'Burro Banton' Spaulding, before Rodigan implored the multicultural crowd to help maintain Jamaica's rich musical legacy by supporting positive, young talent.

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