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Out 25th June 2021
An album of reggae collaborations with artists spanning four continents and seven decades of recording experience, featuring House of Shem, Tippa Irie, BLVK H3RO, Inner Circle, Pablo Rider, KIOKO, Gilly G, Slinger, Winston Francis, Leno Banton and General Zooz (Reggae Rajahs)
Following 2019’s critically acclaimed original album ‘For The Many’, on 25th June UB40 release Bigga Baggariddim, an incredible celebration of the genre they love and a seminal reggae collaborations album.
Over 35 years after the original Baggariddim album, UB40 have reunited with artists who appeared on the 1985 album and collaborated with new, diverse reggae talent from around the world, who sing and deejay over cuts of the same rhythms. It was in cities like UB40’s hometown of Birmingham where people from different ethnic backgrounds first learnt to live with one another, giving rise to multi-cultural Britain. It’s therefore natural for UB40 to collaborate with artists of differing nationalities, ages and cultural backgrounds, as well as those sharing the same roots as themselves.
“We really enjoy collaborations and this is a natural progression from the original Baggariddim, only more international, and a perfect companion to our last album For The Many because it uses the same rhythms/backing tracks, but features some of the reggae friends we’ve met and worked with around the world.” – Robin Campbell, UB40
Check out the latest track, AVAILABLE NOW on Spotify.
O.B.F publiera le 28 mai l’album ” Signz ” sur lequel nous retrouverons notamment de nombreuses collaborations avec des artistes comme ” Nazamba , Jah Mason , Aza Lineage , Tippa Irie , Junior Roy & more ” !!!
After a year-long hiatus, the UK’s award-winning celebration of reggae music and Jamaican culture returns to the Baltic Triangle, Liverpool on 12 + 13 June 2020.
Tippa Irie is a Dancehall legend who built his success based on a solid foundation. He began with his Father’s sound named Musical Messiah, and went on to perform with King Tubby’s and Saxon Sound (for younger DJs readingthis email, performing live on a sound is not as easy as it appears; you mustbe the cream of the crop to earn that residence).
Performing live developed Tippa’s ear and the ability to know what lyrics and which riddims connect with audiences. When Tippa heard one of The Heatwave’s productions, he immediately reached out to Gabriel to arrange a recording on one of the groups riddims. The result is “Tun Ova!”
Released on The Heatwave’s own label, the single is being embraced in Europe and making its’ way across the Atlantic to fans who respect the voice and delivery of the great Tippa Irie!