To celebrate 40 incredible years of On-U Sound, African Head Charge return to RMH for an exclusive regional live show, with the master himself Adrian Sherwood once again at the controls!
Nobody does it better. Bring on April 27th…
“One of the most groundbreaking dub acts in history” – Bandcamp
Co-founded by the legendary underground producer Adrian Sherwood, African Head Charge is a globally-acclaimed, pioneering dub-reggae ensemble led by original co-founder, master percussionist and royal rastaman, Bonjo Iyabhinghi Noah.
Pulsating with tribal drum beats and chanting from the soul of Africa, African Head Charge fuse together primal rhythms with heavy psychedelic dub, roots reggae and 21st century electronica. Formed originally as a studio project in 1981, the London-based collective has gone on to achieve semi-legendary cult status, creating 13 albums and gracing stages across the world, from Australia and New Zealand to Glastonbury music festival.
Their epic live show features a line-up of 8 world-star performers, fusing together djembes, guitars, drums, keys and vocals with heavy electronic sampling. The collective use this blend of live and electronica to generate an intoxicating soundscape of reggae-inflected drumming, visceral vocals and bottomless, thrumming bass-lines that truly reach to the heart of your being.
“With pop stars like M.I.A. grabbing at Brazilian baile funk; dubstep practitioners like Mala and Pinch favoring tracks that sound like pulled taffy; and the spare electronic contortions of Arca, Oneohtrix Point Never, and the Fade to Mind crew, Sherwood’s tracks are more relevant than ever” – Pitchfork
“Exceptionally beautiful… but in a deeply strange way” – All Music
“Conjured a potent variety of psychedelic dub, which blended the boom and echo of classic reggae production with intricate West African polyrhythms and sampled vocals from nearly every religion on earth” – Dusted Magazine