After a great tour in May, Groundation are back on the road this evening for two weeks of European dates !
It's not just a series of concerts, but an opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the album Hebron Gate ! This opus entered the reggae "must-have" list as soon as it was released, and propelled Groundation into new spheres and worldwide recognition, not least thanks to unanimous critical acclaim.
It's an absolute symbiosis of roots reggae and experimental jazz, unfurled to perfection by virtuoso musicians and backing singers, who take us on a journey through shattering climbs and explosions, dazzling solos, dub or jazz flights of fancy, and surprisingly intimate passages... Combined with the distinctive voice and energy of Harrison Stafford, whose mystical power can be felt from the very first notes, the mass is said and we experience a veritable revelation! If need be, legends Cédric Myton (The Congos) and Don Carlos (Black Uhuru) join forces on the last two tracks to round things off in style.
Every musician, every note, every sound is precisely and simply in its place on the 9 tracks, and the magic works, creating a real gem that shakes up the world of reggae and proves the band's incomparable artistic quality.
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21.06 Release Athens Festival – Athens (GR)
23.06 Festival Catalpa – Auxerre (FR)
24.06 Festival Notes en Vert – Périgny (FR)
25.06 Festival Rencontres et Racines – Audincourt (FR)
27.06 Barby Club – Tel Aviv (IL)
29.06 Le Mas des Escaravatiers – Puget-sur-Argens (FR)
30.06 La Défense Jazz Festival – Paris (FR) free
01.07 Festival La Nuit de l’Erdre – Nort-sur-Erdre (FR) sold out.
02.07 Summerjam Festival – Cologne (GER)
05.07 Festival Les Estivales en Savoie – Chambéry (FR) free
06.07 L’Index – Chamonix (FR)
07.07 Crussol Festival – St Peray (FR)
08.07 Festival Terres du Son – Monts (37)
09.07 Festival En Nord Beat – Bailleul (59)
Crédit photo : Olivier Hoffschir