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April, 6th 2010
'A prophet in dungarees'
'Blondy's reggae is a heady blend of modern Africa and vintage Bob Marley, delivered with equal parts swagger and precision. When he finally took the stage after a protracted instrumental warm-up, the swagger factor rose perceptibly as the band puffed out their chests to salute the boss. This despite the fact that he had turned up in dungarees.'
'Diminutive and dressed in camouflage dungarees, he alternates between an expression that denotes back pain or inspiration, and crazy, off- balance leaping. His banter is limited to howls and cackles, apart from a plea for peace in Liberia and an announcement that the curfew has been lifted in Abidjan (capital of Ivory Coast). When the war there is over, the king of African reggae plans a celebratory concert. In the meantime, Meltdown looks likely to be something of a party itself.'
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