Fruit Palace presents: Global jazz/reggae collective DOJO alongside ROYAL SOUNDS, young contemporary UK roots reggae at its finest; compelling neo-soul vocalist/songwriter BAHIA and her band; and energetic original dub reggae producers/vocalist NUMESA. Plus FRUIT PALACE DJ spinning conscious reggae, hip hop, bass and jungle. |LIVE| DOJO www.dojo.so A collective of jazz and reggae musicians from London, Paris, Nigeria, and Lebanon whose political outlook and uncanny talent for melody and harmony are taking reggae from the underground to the mainstream for the first time in a generation. Their music is a celebration of the rich heritage of African, European, and American music. Lyrical content featuring present-day political and philosophical observations comes from a combined Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, and Atheist viewpoint. Explorations of joy, despair, human nature, and the reality of living on the breadline in a world city, are underpinned by an overriding theme of harmony and spiritual connection between all living things. ROYAL SOUNDS www.facebook.com/theroyalsoundsofficial As reggae music rapidly approaches it's fiftieth birthday, far from being a tired and spent genre it finds itself rejuvenated and invigorated by a new generation of internationally successful artists such as Chronixx, Protoje, Jah9 and Raging Fyah to name a few. New British talent is often overlooked but ROYAL SOUNDS aim to change that and put British roots reggae firmly back on the map starting with their debut album "Burning Inspiration." BAHIA www.soundcloud.com/bahiasoundlike Enchantress and thrilling singer BAHIA armed with a sensual voice of sultry neo-soul. This compelling vocalist has been busy blazing a trail in the London and European scenes notching up collaborations with Sleepy Time Ghost (Unit 137) and Zed Bias among others. Playing Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria Horizon Festival, Spain, Secret Garden Party and Soundwave Croatia along the way. NUMESA www.numesa.co.uk NUMESA are a dynamic dub roots reggae act. Playing original music in their energetic performances with live vocals from Aisha'Mae, featuring tracks from their forthcoming debut album. Bolstered with a vast vinyl selection ranging from roots bangers to dub steppers, NUMESA bring a passionate performance with their unique trademark style of roots dub reggae. Their debut release Horn Spotting has been supported by Iration Steppas among others. + More..