Protoje is the most prominent reggae artist of his generation and one of the biggest Jamaican stars of this moment. Pleasant summer vibes define his music. His remarkable sense of rhythm when he transforms elements from roots, reggae, dub and pop utterly and completely. The lyrics are socially engaged and politically laden. Roughly speaking, Protoje follows in the footsteps of Bob Marley.
Protoje is the most important representative of the new ‘conscious generation’. The hit single ‘Who Knows’ with Chronixx resulted in a massive rise in popularity; not just in his home country but also in France and Spain for example. The son of a former ‘Calypso King’ and singer Lorna Benett released his fourth album “A Matter of Time” last year, an album that featured the hit single ‘No Guarantee’. Tonight, he will be accompanied by his regular band for a quality performance.
Rising star Lila Iké will be opening tonight. She won the hearts and minds of many with her blend of roots, reggae, R&B and lovers’ rock. She started singing while still in high school in Manchester: freestyling and toasting with her friends. Her courage and talent resulted in participating in open mic nights. She got discovered through her singing talent and ‘natural cool’ Lila Iké, resulting in recording songs with Protoje, Royal Blu and Koro Fyah. With singles ‘Gotti Gotti’ and ‘Biggest Fan’ she is an upcoming reggae star.