Culture, Concorde 2, Friday, August 15

Culture, Concorde 2, Friday, August 15

Culture, Concorde 2, Friday, August 15

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"Are you feeling the music?", asked Kenyatta Hill, frontman extraordinaire of the legendary roots reggae band Culture.

Formed in 1976, Kenyatta carries the message of his father Joseph, who died in 2006, with a compelling energy that swept the Concorde crowd through 75 minutes of skanking heaven.

This was a slick reggae cabaret, using every trick in the book to heighten the excitement and engage the ears. Albert Walker and Telford Nelson on backing vocals, a five-piece band, plus a back catalogue of 28 albums supplied all the ammunition required.

An encore of Two Sevens Clash and I'm Not Ashamed finished the party, but the party was over by 10pm and there was little sign of any International Herb.

Dancehall isn't what it was for yesterday's generation, but Joseph Hill's message is still there for today's and that can only be a good thing.

Some real brass instruments would have made this fantastic gig totally perfect. On the night the inspiration of reggae was strong and yes, we all could feel the music. If only there might have been a little more of it.

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