Beres Hammond is gifted with one of the most beautiful, intense and warm voices in all the history of Jamaican music. Inspired, when still very young, by the great masters of soul music such as Ray Charles, Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, Beres Hammond is the protagonist of a career that has spanned various seasons of reggae music. His unique style characterises his countless hits, some of which are considered real reggae classics. A great return to the Rototom Sunsplash!
At present he is considered one of the most important and popular artists of the new reggae generation. The son of the great Jimmy Riley, who became famous for conjugating soul with Jamaican music, Tarrus Riley has recently issued Parables, an album defined as one of the best records in 2007. A great voice and a great soul. Another artist who will debut this summer at the Rototom Sunsplash.
Ventrice Morgan, this is her real name, has become in only a few years one of the peak personalities of the Jamaican music scene. Her reggae style is inspired, conscious, close to roots and traditions. Among her collaborations, those with Tony Rebel, Gentleman and Junior Kelly deserve a special mention. Queen Ifrika will feature for the first time this summer at the Rototom Sunsplash.
No need to present him… his career and his numerous, outstanding songs say it all. On various occasions, the “beautiful people” of the Rototom Sunsplash have had the chance of enjoying his wonderful performances. A great artist, and a great master of “new roots reggae”. Welcome back!