Internationally recognised reggae headliner Gentleman is coming to Cape Town with his Soundsystem Show as part of Breathe Sunshine African Music Conference.
German-born Gentleman set foot in Jamaica about two decades ago, and ever since then has been spreading his love for reggae music all over the globe. Having recently launched his sixth album titled ‘New Day Dawn’, the 39 year old has made a name for himself on the international music scene. The multi-award winning, stadium selling artist is recognised as one of the most important reggae artists of our time and will be playing a vital part in the Breathe Sunshine African Music conference and Unity Jam – taking place in Cape Town from Friday to Sunday, February 14 to 16 in Langa Township.
This will be the artist’s first time performing in South Africa as part of an African tour organised by the Goethe-Institute that will also include shows in Dakar, Abidjan and Lagos.
His influences come from post-revolution Jamaica – a period before the elections in that country that was infused with a sense of excitement, but also uncertainty.
Gentleman will be performing in SA with other local artists such as Jeremy Loops, Ifani, Diloxclusiv feat Jimmy Dludlu, Trenton and free Radical, Mighty, Fosta, Youngsta, DJ Realrozanno, Teba, Crosby and West Gees.
In addition to the line-up of artists there will be food, bars, market stalls as well as safe, accessible parking. The cross cultural event is aimed in uniting and bringing people together through a wide range of music genres.