**Passing Clouds 10 Year Anniversary Special**
Passing Clouds is proud to present an exclusive show from reggae legend Dawn Penn on Friday 8th July!
Come and join in the fun as Passing Clouds brings together some of our favourite artists in celebration of our ten year anniversary. Heading up this incredible lineup is one of the original queens of reggae - Dawn Penn! We've also lined up classic crooner Winston Groovy, and our resident bringers of positive reggae vibes: Planetman & the Internationalz & One Jah! But it doesn't end with the live music: stay skanking till 4 in the morning with our selection of proper dub DJs!
♫♫ Dawn Penn Music ♫♫
Singer Dawn Penn may have the most resilient career in reggae history. Her seminal hit You Don't Love Me (No, No, No) was recorded in 1968, with a remixed version making international charts 25 years later.
A native of Kingston, Jamaica, she grew up in a musical family, studying piano, classical violin and performing with her sisters Pat and Audrey in churches. Her first recording was “When I’m Gonna Be Free” was in 1966. She was then recorded by the legendary Coxsone Dodd at Studio One and her first hit came in 1967 with the title “You Don’t Love Me – No, No, No”, one of the most famous reggae hits of all-time, which has been covered by countless artists around the world including Beyonce, Rihanna, Sean Paul, Wu-Tang Clan, Eve, J Millz, Mims, and Lily Allen to name a few.
In 2001 she was honoured with the “Martin Luther King Award” in recognition of her contribution to Jamaican music. From 2002-2004 she collaborated with top U.S. hip hop artists including John Forte of the Fugees on culminating in the release of the R&B Album- “Never Hustle The Music”, touring extensively across Europe. Since then, Penn has been thrilling vintage reggae lovers and crossover fans alike at festivals in the U.K., Sweden, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Russia, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and Italy.
♫♫ Winston Groovy ♫♫
Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Winston Groovy went on to release a wonderful series of soulful, sentimental reggae tunes in the UK throughout the '70s and early '80s. In 1961, he moved to Birmingham, where he became the lead singer and songwriter in a group called the Ebonites. It wasn't long before he ended up moving to London and crossed paths with Laurel Aitken, who knew Winston as the lead singer of the Ebonites. This meeting led to a partnership that resulted in a great many songs. Aitken licensed these recordings to the Pama group of labels, and the recording career of Winston (now billing himself as Winston Groovy) was well underway.
In 1971 he signed with Pama directly and began producing his own records, beginning with "I Want to Be Loved." His next big break came in 1974 when he signed with Trojan and continued his hitmaking. "Please Don't Make Me Cry" was one of his biggest songs, later covered by UB40 in 1983 to worldwide success. With his evolution into a brand-name lovers rock singer on solid ground, Winston's output continued into the next decade, with "Something on the Side" (1981) and a cover of the Commodores' "Night Shift" (1985) standing out as particularly big hits.
♫♫ Planetman & The Internationalz ♫♫
“...Global Beats curator Planetman, whose band The Internationalz blend highlife guitars and reggae with earnest folk and brightly soulful vocals. The sounds are varied yet simply catchy; the spirit is infectiously upbeat.” -- Metro, London.
East-London Nu-World Reggae band formed in 2001 by singer, song-writer, guitarist Planetman with the desire to help establish a new identity, a higher identity, a planetary one. In his own words: “I’m a Planetman, a man of this planet, and all people are my people, and everywhere is my home land!”
"Planetman and the Internationalz prove conclusively that pure groove still has a place in the hearts and souls of man. Planet is a singer consumed with the passion of his art. He and his band live and breathe for live performance, and their communal spirit echoes throughout their songs – all of which call out in perfect harmony for equality, peace, love and understanding. This is a good-time band who will have any festival crowd up on its feet, shoes kicked off and toes dancing through the fresh green grass."
♫♫ One Jah Music ♫♫
Powerful reggae & folk from troubadour I Jah Mo's band! Conscious roots reggae from Nigeria, here to spread the love and bring a huge burst of positivity to your night!
♫♫ Charjan Kai Jasmin ♫♫
♫♫ Sundan ♫♫
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