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10 Jahre "Roots Up" in Köln, Grund genug das Roots Up Tagesfestival mit Euch auf dem Odonien Gelände zu feiern.

Angefangen mit der Roots Up Party am 30.10.2009 im Kunsthaus Rhenania. Weitere Veranstaltungen folgten über die Jahre in der Wohnbar Halle, im Friedenspark, in der Alteburg, im Herbrands, im Olympia und der Bar 7. Dann ging es auf die andere Rheinseite in die Poller Strandbar, danach 2016/17 in die Boulehalle und letztes Jahr mit 2 Tagesfestivals in die Halle am Rhein in Köln Mülheim.

Roots Up 2019 »das Programm wird bunt...«

Mighty Emmanuel & Lion Shiloh | UK

Mighty Emmanuel & Lion Shiloh

Emmanuel and Shiloh (aka Mighty Emmanuel, Lion Shiloh), are two brothers of 12 and 10 years. They were born in England, their dad is from Jamaica and mum from Italy.

They had been exposed to music, especially Reggae Music since birth. Their interest in music started very early, so they imitated their favourite artists in front of family and friends.

At the age of 4 and 6 both of them started to write their own lyrics. The song "Yes Mama Yes Mama" was written during this time.

At the age of 6 and 8 they began to perform live on stage at concerts and festivals. They shared the same stage with artists like Julian Marley, Mikey General, The No-madzz and Addis Pablo.
At present they have 3 singles, available at any digital stores and are currently working on an upcoming album.

Lion People Sound | DEU

Lion People Sound

On a Mission: Bring the Love to find in Reggae Music to the massiv! Lion People Sound, original Kingman Sound out of Uganda since 1997. The Sound has been based in Kampala/Ugan­da and operates worldwide.

Doing much of its works in Europe, especially Germany. Here they worked with Reggae greats like Ganjaman, Nosliw, Uwe Banton, Dr. Ring Ding just to mention but a few.From Jamaica they worked with Turbulence, Anthony Locks, Lt. Stitchie, Yah Meek f.e., from Africa with Rebellion the recaller, Likkle Danny, Fyah Sojah, Dr. Olugander, Jah Hero and many more.
Ras Qulah is the face and frontman of the Lion People Sound, but not the only member. The family is big and spread all over the world you name it.

Musical: They present Live Acts and Soundsystem showcases.

They play only Good music, uplifting music, Jah people music, positive dance music that carries no abuse of sex or sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, nationality and colour of skin.

All within the groups of Roots and culture, Afrobeat, Dancehall and more.
"All I can say is…WELCOME TO MY UTOPIA…a place where all are at home" Ras Qualah say so.

Rubera Roots | PRT

Rubera Roots

They are a roots reggae band grounded on the active pursuit of Rastafarian experience. Through roots reggae music those musicians share a natural manifesto of Creole and African culture, seeking to bring a message of militancy involving a meaning of Africanist and African ancestry.

Music: Born and raised in Cabo Verde, they immigrated to Portugal, seeking for a better life and better conditions. Going to university or fiding a job were the main reasons of there departure. All along there journey and life, music has always taken a primordial part. Arriving in Portugal it was a way to express themselfs and relate with what they were living. But music was and still is an incubator to meet pleople from all over the world and integrate themselfes in this new country.

Marley's Ghost Sebastian Sturm | Cologne

Marley's Ghost Sebastian Sturm

Die Band gründete sich 2015 aus der international agierenden Reggae-Formation "Sebastian Sturm & Exile Airline" heraus, die die Musik Bob Marley's stets als größte Inspiration für ihre eigenen Songs sah.

Mit ihrer mitreißenden, authentischen und unerreichten Energie transportiert Marley's Ghost nun nicht nur die Musik und die vielen großen Songs Bob Marleys, sondern auch seine Message.

Frontmann Sebastian Sturm verkörpert dabei den "King of Reggae", dessen unverwechselbare Stimme ihm schon oft in seiner musikalischen Laufbahn den Ruf eingebracht hat, die "deutsche Stimme Bob Marleys" zu sein. Der charismatische Sänger mit deutsch-indonesischen Wurzeln ist ein leidenschaftlicher Frontmann, der das Publikum mitreißt und die Besucher regelrecht in seinen Bann zieht!

Los Apartamentos | DEU

Los Apartamentos

Los Apartamentos have been spreading Jamaican mento folklore in and around Cologne since 2016 - from private pool parties to international festivals.

Now it's time for the next phase, the release of the debut album "Water Di Garden."

But how do six gentlemen from Germany warm to the nearly forgotten first original sound of the Caribbean island? The answer is: The musicians all have a past in ska music, reggae's forerunner, and mento's predecessor in Jamaica. They have been recording artists in various groups like The Braces, Monkey Shop, or Kapelle 3. And there must have been a general feeling of being stuck that caused them to dig deeper and deeper in the island's musical traditions. A new angle would just be cool.

Tribal M | DEU

Tribal M

Riddim & Soul. Nicht mehr. Nicht weniger. Die bergische Roots-Reggae-Band TRIBAL M, Urgesteine der vielseitigen Wuppertaler Reggae-Szene, spielt Riddims aus dem Bauch und Tunes mit Seele in einer Mischung aus eigenen Songs und ausgesuchten Classics.

Für eine gute Zeit auf und vor allem vor der Bühne...

Doch genug der Worte, überzeugt Euch einfach selbst...

Figurentheater im Kabuff | Cologne

Cordula Thonett - Figurentheater im Kabuff

Walking-Acts Cordula Thonett

Hier mit Pirat "Alberich Gruenhaar"

Black Omolo | NL

Los Apartamentos

With her powerful voice, her royal appearance and conscious lyrics Empress Black Omolo knows exactly how to touch everyone's heart by proudly performing her uplifting music.

Black Omolo's fan base keeps on growing more and more... As it has increased.

A strong woman with a lot of positive energy that she loves to share with all of her people. After touring through Africa, South America and performing at many big festivals all over Europe with King Shiloh Soundsystem, other soundsystems and Fiyahnationband, this year Black Omolo will be back more powerful than ever and now also with the amazing Rubera Roots Band on her side!

Mighty Emmanuel & Lion Shiloh | UK

Mighty Emmanuel & Lion Shiloh

Emmanuel and Shiloh (aka Mighty Emmanuel, Lion Shiloh), are two brothers of 12 and 10 years. They were born in England, their dad is from Jamaica and mum from Italy.

They had been exposed to music, especially Reggae Music since birth. Their interest in music started very early, so they imitated their favourite artists in front of family and friends.

At the age of 4 and 6 both of them started to write their own lyrics. The song "Yes Mama Yes Mama" was written during this time.

At the age of 6 and 8 they began to perform live on stage at concerts and festivals. They shared the same stage with artists like Julian Marley, Mikey General, The No-madzz and Addis Pablo.
At present they have 3 singles, available at any digital stores and are currently working on an upcoming album.

Lion People Sound | DEU

Lion People Sound

On a Mission: Bring the Love to find in Reggae Music to the massiv! Lion People Sound, original Kingman Sound out of Uganda since 1997.

The Sound has been based in Kampala/Ugan­da and operates worldwide.
Doing much of its works in Europe, especially Germany. Here they worked with Reggae greats like Ganjaman, Nosliw, Uwe Banton, Dr. Ring Ding just to mention but a few.From Jamaica they worked with Turbulence, Anthony Locks, Lt. Stitchie, Yah Meek f.e., from Africa with Rebellion the recaller, Likkle Danny, Fyah Sojah, Dr. Olugander, Jah Hero and many more.
Ras Qulah is the face and frontman of the Lion People Sound, but not the only member. The family is big and spread all over the world you name it.

Musical: They present Live Acts and Soundsystem showcases.

They play only Good music, uplifting music, Jah people music, positive dance music that carries no abuse of sex or sexual orientation, religion or beliefs, nationality and colour of skin.

All within the groups of Roots and culture, Afrobeat, Dancehall and more.
"All I can say is…WELCOME TO MY UTOPIA…a place where all are at home" Ras Qualah say so.

Rubera Roots |PRT

Rubera Roots

They are a roots reggae band grounded on the active pursuit of Rastafarian experience. Through roots reggae music those musicians share a natural manifesto of Creole and African culture, seeking to bring a message of militancy involving a meaning of Africanist and African ancestry.

Music: Born and raised in Cabo Verde, they immigrated to Portugal, seeking for a better life and better conditions. Going to university or fiding a job were the main reasons of there departure. All along there journey and life, music has always taken a primordial part. Arriving in Portugal it was a way to express themselfs and relate with what they were living. But music was and still is an incubator to meet pleople from all over the world and integrate themselfes in this new country.

Black Omolo | NL

Los Apartamentos

With her powerful voice, her royal appearance and conscious lyrics Empress Black Omolo knows exactly how to touch everyone's heart by proudly performing her uplifting music.

Black Omolo's fan base keeps on growing more and more... As it has increased.

A strong woman with a lot of positive energy that she loves to share with all of her people. After touring through Africa, South America and performing at many big festivals all over Europe with King Shiloh Soundsystem, other soundsystems and Fiyahnationband, this year Black Omolo will be back more powerful than ever and now also with the amazing Rubera Roots Band on her side!

Marley's Ghost Sebastian Sturm | Cologne

Marley's Ghost Sebastian Sturm

Die Band gründete sich 2015 aus der international agierenden Reggae-Formation "Sebastian Sturm & Exile Airline" heraus, die die Musik Bob Marley's stets als größte Inspiration für ihre eigenen Songs sah.

Mit ihrer mitreißenden, authentischen und unerreichten Energie transportiert Marley's Ghost nun nicht nur die Musik und die vielen großen Songs Bob Marleys, sondern auch seine Message.

Frontmann Sebastian Sturm verkörpert dabei den "King of Reggae", dessen unverwechselbare Stimme ihm schon oft in seiner musikalischen Laufbahn den Ruf eingebracht hat, die "deutsche Stimme Bob Marleys" zu sein. Der charismatische Sänger mit deutsch-indonesischen Wurzeln ist ein leidenschaftlicher Frontmann, der das Publikum mitreißt und die Besucher regelrecht in seinen Bann zieht!

Los Apartamentos | DEU

Los Apartamentos

Los Apartamentos have been spreading Jamaican mento folklore in and around Cologne since 2016 - from private pool parties to international festivals.

Now it's time for the next phase, the release of the debut album "Water Di Garden."

But how do six gentlemen from Germany warm to the nearly forgotten first original sound of the Caribbean island? The answer is: The musicians all have a past in ska music, reggae's forerunner, and mento's predecessor in Jamaica. They have been recording artists in various groups like The Braces, Monkey Shop, or Kapelle 3. And there must have been a general feeling of being stuck that caused them to dig deeper and deeper in the island's musical traditions. A new angle would just be cool.

Tribal M | DEU

Tribal M

Riddim & Soul. Nicht mehr. Nicht weniger. Die bergische Roots-Reggae-Band TRIBAL M, Urgesteine der vielseitigen Wuppertaler Reggae-Szene, spielt Riddims aus dem Bauch und Tunes mit Seele in einer Mischung aus eigenen Songs und ausgesuchten Classics.

Für eine gute Zeit auf und vor allem vor der Bühne...

Doch genug der Worte, überzeugt Euch einfach selbst...

Figurentheater im Kabuff | Cologne

Cordula Thonett - Figurentheater im Kabuff

Walking-Acts Cordula Thonett

Hier mit Pirat "Alberich Gruenhaar"

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