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Formed in 1979, Black Roots exploded onto the Roots Reggae scene in 1981 when John Peel, the legendary DJ on BBC Radio 1, showcased their debut EP on his show, hailing them as one of the best new reggae bands in the UK.
They went on to release several albums in this period (Black Roots, The Frontline, In Session, All Day All Night, Natural Reaction and others) and toured in the UK and Europe but it all went quiet for the band in the early 1990s.
Their rebirth was engineered by Makasound who after approaching the band, licensed and reissued some of their back catalogue on On the Frontline 2004 and In Session 2007.
Most importantly this was followed by 3 new albums of new and original material On the Ground on Sugar Shack Records 2012, and Ghetto Feel 2014 and Son of Man 2016 on Soulbeats Records.
They are performing live again delivering that conscious and uncompromising message with those harmonic vocals backed by a deep melodic roots reggae rhythm that makes them so unique. The band have performed selected gigs in Europe like Cabaret Sauvage Paris, Garance Reggae Festival Bagnols Sur Ceze, Banlieues Bleues Jazz Festival Paris, Reggae Sun Ska Bordeaux, Nomade Reggae Festival Frangy and Nancy Jazz Pulsations France; Dour Festival and Afro C in Belgium; Ostroda Reggae Festival Poland; Octopode Festival Geneva Switzerland; Sardinia Reggae Festival Italy and Rototom Reggae Sunsplash Spain.

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