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Macka.B and The Roots Ragga Band, 7:30pm
November 16, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm£6 – £9
The World’s Music at Oxford is a project run at the University of Oxford, which blends research into global musics with live performance. Our concerts are open to all students of the University and members of the general public.
The project, created in 2016, is run by postgraduate students researching a wide range of global musics. It aims to provide a platform for voices and musical styles rarely heard in Oxford and to build new links between the University and the general public.
Our events showcase renowned performers from the UK and abroad. During the performances, the musicians also explain the characteristics and contexts of the works they perform.
Macka.B is a British-born Jamaican reggae artist with a career spanning over 30 years. Inspired by artists such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Count Ossie, he has performed alongside Burning Spear, U-Roy, The Wailers, Kool and the Gang, and Lee Perry, and at prominent Jamaican festivals including Reggae Sunsplash and Sting & White River Reggae Bash. He also appeared in front of Nelson Mandela in the National Stadium Kingston, and his 1990 hit ‘Proud of Mandela’ went straight to number one in the Reggae singles chart. Macka.B has appeared on Channel 4 and BBC 2, as well as on French and German television, and his recent albums include Global Messenger (2000), Word, Sound and Power (2004), More Knowledge (2008), Change the World (2012), and Never Played a 45 (2015). More recently, he has become a viral Internet sensation with his ‘Medical Mondays’ and ‘Wha me Eat Wednesdays’ social media posts. He follows the Rastafari faith, which is a central part of his life.
Macka.B’s extensive touring record has previously taken him to Japan, the US, Africa, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, New Zealand, Australia, Italy, Spain, and Poland. Accompanied by The Roots Ragga Band, he comes to Oxford following his 2018 UK tour.