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News: DAVID RODIGAN + THE OUTLOOK ORCHESTRA: Selector and curator marks forty years in the business


Iconic selector, broadcaster and curator David Rodigan teams up with the Outlook Orchestra to perform some of the most important riddims and classic recordings from David’s forty years in the business 


The Outlook Orchestra 
Hosted by Bitty McLean

March 2nd 2017

Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre

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Across the past forty years, David ‘RAM JAM’ Rodigan MBE has become a figurehead for reggae across the world, championing the genre and the artists it’s created. On March 2nd 2018, the broadcaster and DJ will join forces with the mighty Outlook Orchestra and London’s revered Southbank Centre for a celebratory show journeying through the sounds of 40 years, from the early days of ska and rocksteady through to dancehall, dubstep and jungle. Taking place at the Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall, there’ll be a line-up of legendary guests and reggae royalty joining David across the night to perform standout classic recordings.

The 25 piece Outlook Orchestra has been put together as project between Outlook Festival and Southbank Centre, and features some of the UK’s finest musicians with Tommy Evans on conductor duties, two drummers in an extended rhythm section, along with string and horn sections. As well as being a killer show, this will be of huge cultural significance, rooted in the fusion of Jamaica’s soundtrack with the sounds, colours and influences of British sub-culture. It’s about celebrating a remarkable icon, alongside the sounds of a small Caribbean island with massive universal reach.

Born in the English countryside and the son of an Army Sergeant’s Major, Sir David Rodigan  MBE has become an unlikely international ambassador for reggae. As the music of Jamaica has morphed over five decades through a succession of different genres, Rodigan has remained it’s constant champion, winning the respect of generations of reggae followers across the globe. His recent book release, ‘RODIGAN’, tells the story of the passion that has kept him at the forefront of reggae for over four decades. Info here. 

Outlook Festival is the world’s premiere celebration of sound system culture, a Croatian mainstay that has been gathering bass music lovers the globe over for over ten years. A winning combination of killer sound, unrivalled music curation and a lush Croatian setting has seen Outlook Festival go from strength to strength, and it’s held in the highest regard by music aficionados. You can find out more information about the festival here.

People use the word "legend" too lightly, but when it comes to this man, he's just a don gorgon! Beyond legend.’ - Goldie

‘David is a pioneer in reggae music. As a selector and radio personality, his vast knowledge of Jamaican music and its culture has helped to educate and fascinate music lovers around the world; he’s an amazing son of the music, and an icon. We couldn’t have made it this far without him’ Shaggy 

‘In My lifetime, David Rodigan has been one of the most respected broadcasters and DJ’s in any music genre. He always will be. His passion and energy for the music is unparalleled’ - Trevor Nelson

‘David Rodigan is a force of nature. His spirit and passion are a rare and wonderful thing. He has dedicated his life to parring the touch for Reggae music and is hugely respected all over the world for his knowledge and talent as a broadcaster and DJ. Long may he reign on our stages and airwaves’ - Annie Mac



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