Golty Farabeau & Ruff Trade on Saturday 20th October 2018
If you're a fan of BOB MARLEY and STEEL PULSE then you'll LOVE Golty Farabeau & Ruff Trade.
Golty Farabeau is a Roots Reggae and Sega musician from the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. His music reflects the beauty and relaxed lifestyle of his homeland, his lyrics draw attention to learning to survive between the dregs of colonial influence and incoming socialist governments.
A self-taught musician, Golty first toured professionally as a teenager, playing bass for a well-known Mauritian artist. Since then has travelled widely across the world, becoming a major name in The Seychelles and well regarded for his compositions, rich voice and unique basslines.
His own chosen highlights include playing at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 1993, his group making a Swatch advert in the same year, receiving a gold medal at the Isles Jeux de la Francophonie in Madagascar in 1997, playing alongside Bitty McClean in 2000, participating in Fete Afrique in 2002. He has so far produced nine solo albums.
Golty settled in the UK 15 years ago where he formed his band Golty Farabeau and The Jahmadou. He has played at the Cultural Collage Music Festival in Manchester (2012), Mintfest in Kendal and on the Albert Square stage at Manchester International Festival in 2013.
Last year he teamed up with young British reggae band RUFF TRADE and the combination is electric!
Despite only forming in 2015, Manchester’s youngest Reggae band, Ruff Trade, have already worked alongside some of the Reggae greats, such as Trevor Roots and Don Hartley. Last year they took the Hootananny Brixton by storm as well as producing their first album, Urban Jungle.
Music Genres: Reggae, World Music
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