‘Turn On The Music Again’ is the third full-length album by top Barcelonian band Soweto, a record composed mainly of own compositions, which they recorded just prior to their participation in the One World Ska & Rocksteady Music Festival in Jamaica. Wicked instrumentals and awesome vocal tunes compose the twelve songs of this brand new album that is going to be released on LP, CD and digital..
Soweto were born in 1998 in Gràcia neighborhood of Barcelona, with the intention of emulating their black idols, especially the Jamaican big bands of the 60s. Their main inspiration are the original artists who emerged on the Caribbean island, precursors of the rhythms that conformed Jamaican music as we know it and love it.
Soweto’s music transports you to an atmosphere reminiscent of the 1960s Jamaican dance floors, where orchestras made people thrill to jazz, ska, swing and other syncopated rhythms. The works published to date by the band are a good example of the good work under study, which always tries to record, arrange and produce as was done in the Jamaican studies of the sixties. Ska and Jamaican Rhythm and Blues are the main foundation and pillars that build the band, not forgetting Rocksteady, Reggae, Soul or Jazz.
Throughout all these years Soweto has shared stage with a good handful of original Jamaican artists, as well as accompanied as backing band, both on studio and live, to great legends of the Jamaican music like B.B. Seaton (The Gaylads), Winston Francis, Derrick Morgan, Dennis Alcapone, Rico Rodriguez and Roy Ellis. Live is where Soweto find themselves as fish in the water, their shows end up with a euphoric audience that always remains wanting more. They have played for almost all the Spanish geography and at many European venues and festivals.
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