- Seminal Albums: Bob Marley 'Catch a Fire'
Featuring a talk with:
Tony Platt (Engineer on Catch A Fire), Gary Crosby OBE (Jazz Jamaica/Dune Music), Brinsley Forde (Aswad) and Kevin Le Gendre (Journalist)
With an open vocal rehearsal, featuring the Jazz Jamaica All Stars Vocalists and Brinsley Forde.
"Bob Marley and The Wailers' 1973 album Catch a Fire is considered one of the top albums of all time. It established The Wailers as international superstars and introduced reggae to the university ‘rock listening’ crowd who were inspired by the socially aware lyrics, militant tone and optimistic view of a future free from oppression. It was the spark that ignited a revolution, a global Rasta revolution. This evening’s speakers look back on the making of Catch A Fire, and explore its impact and legacy on the music scene and the wider society.
At the end of September 2012, a 30-piece edition of Jazz Jamaica All Stars joined by strings from Urban Soul Orchestra and vocalist, Brinsley Forde will go on tour to pay tribute to this ground-breaking album."