Intervista con gli Africa Unite - Reggae.Today (italiano) - Part 3/3

 

Interview by Gigi Piccolo and Angelo Tarantino

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Africa Unite

Africa Unite

Since  1981 right up until now Africa Unite have been proposing their upbeat electronic reggae, dub sound. As such they are the most mature  representatives of reggae music  in Italy. They've walked the boards throughout the peninsula  constantly and given it there all in over  2000 gigs. Playing at various overseas festivals they have become well  know in international reggae circles. 16 published albums (two of which being live), a “best of” and a dub version compilation (released by the German  Echobeach), beginning with small indipentent labels and eventually being picked up by the majors (Polygram/Mercury and  then Universal),working with a mixture of very personal sounds and alternating between the use of English and Italian in the songs. Bunna and  Madaski, together now for over 34years , pulling the strings of this fantastic experience, always giving preference to coherance in their  experimentation, taking note of  all social themes and great care with musical styles  which together make  up the foundations  of their repertoire. Taking great care and attention with the production of their live gigs, extremely pragmatic and and direct , absolutely free from mystical/philosophical attitudes and clichés of the genre, getting straight to the point, communicating their style and their passion for music. These then  are Africa Unite's characteristics. And so we  arrive  at “Punto di Partenza’’  New album, feelings still the same,  but taking great care about the changes in the  way which newer generations are absorbing and enjoying music Above all else : free download: to favour and encourage the live concert so unique and unrepeatable.That moment when Africa Unite,always , show their full potential. With an additional gift to their fans, a physical copy of the CD ( included in the ticket price) for those who come to the very first two shows. In short, a 2015 is a year full of live gigs for the band which now includes a new line up including, the return of the brass section, which makes the band  a nine piece. Straight from the stage then!