Roots reggae pioneer Johnny Clarke and veteran dub producer Mad Professor will bring the Caribbean vibes to Tropical Pressure Festival this year.
Known for his collaborations with producers Bunny Lee and King Tubby, Jamaican singer Johnny Clarke was one of the most popular performers in his home country during the mid 1970s and is still revered for his strong live shows and classic reggae sound.
Guyanese-born dub innovator Mad Professor boasts an enormous discography stretching back to the 1980s, as well as collaborations with Lee “Scratch” Perry and Massive Attack.
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Taking place on the 13th – 15th July, Tropical Pressure Festival will also host Colombian singer Totó la Momposina, Kenyan group Orchestre Les Mangelepa, and London-based afro-fusion band Afriquoi.
Now in its fifth year, the three day event celebrating the diverse musical styles of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean is held in Cornwall at the scenic coastal location of Mount Pleasant Ecological Park, Porthtowan.
Brazillian group Muntchako will also bring their mix of electronic beats, samples and synthesizers with experienced instrumentalists promising for a rich, accessible experience.
Also appearing will be the afrobeat and reggae-influenced Soothsayers, the rum soaked afro-colombian roots music of Pollito Boogaloo and Cuban group Soundspecies showcasing their exploration of traditional rhythmic percussion and electronic dance music.