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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Rototom Sunsplash Press Conference in Kingston, Jamaica

The press conference for the seventeenth edition Rototom Sunsplash in Kingston has aroused much media interest on the island of reggae.

Besides the Daily Gleaner and Observer, representatives from numerous media outlets including The Jamaica Star daily paper, Sky and music channel Juice TV, plus Roots FM and Bess 100 FM radio were present.

The artists were out in full force: with the various eras of reggae represented by Alborosie, Marcia Griffiths, Bob Andy, Capleton, Etana, Brian Art, Twin of Twins, Teflon, Ernie Smith and Mitchie One.

In addition to Alborosie's and Capleton's managers, figures from outside the world of music were in attendance.  These includes Carolyn Cooper and Sonjah Stanley Niaa from the University of the West Indies, the filmmaker Nando Garcia and Barbara Blake Hanna's Film Academy.

Sabrina Trovant and Giovanni Vinci gave a speech thanking the Government of Jamaica and the island's music scene for their support of the Rototom Sunsplash Festival through the years to its rebirth in Spain.


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