Öland Roots 2018

Steel Pulse (UK)

Probably the UK's most highly-regarded roots reggae outfit, Steel Pulse originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, Birmingham, and comprised David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals) and Ronnie McQueen (bass).

However, it is Hinds who, as songwriter, has always been the engine behind Steel Pulse, from their early days establishing themselves in the Birmingham club scene onwards. Formed in 1975, their debut release, 'Kibudu, Mansetta And Abuku" arrived on the small independent label Dip, and linked the plight of urban black youth with the image of a greater African homeland. They followed it with 'Nyah Love' for Anchor.

Surprisingly, they were initially refused live dates in Car...

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Svenska Akademien

Swedish reggae/hip-hop band from the southern city Landskrona. The band is famous for their strong live acts and for singing/rapping in the Scanian dialect of southern Sweden.

* Kenneth Björklund - drums
* Johan ”Räven” Pettersson – musical keyboard and vocal
* Ivan ”General Knas” Olausson-Klatil - vocal
* Carl-Martin ”Sture Allén d.y” Vikingsson - vocal
* Lars ”Lars på bas” Thörnblom - bass guitar
* Agnes Olsson – musical keyboard and vocal
* Simon ”Don Cho” Vikokel – guitarr and vocal
* Leia ”Titti Tång” Gärtner – vocal

* 2001 - Snapphaneklanen (singel)
* 2002 - Med anledning av
* 2002 - Rötter (singel)
* 2004 - Tändstick...

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