Shaggy – Picture: C. Brandon/Redferns
Shaggy is about to carry out at London’s world well-known Notting Hill Carnival this August Financial institution Vacation.
The star, famend for hits together with “Angel” and “It Wasn’t Me” and for his collaborative work with Sting is about to entertain the crowds on the Saxon and Rampage phases and shall be celebrating 30 years since he scored his first UK No.1 single with “Oh Carolina.”
The announcement of Shaggy’s Notting Hill date comes after the Jamaican reggae legend dropped the soca-inspired EP ‘In The Temper.’
Shaggy mentioned in an announcement: “I’m within the temper large time for this yr’s Notting Hill Carnival. It’s one of many greatest carnivals on this planet and represents Caribbean tradition from basis to future.”
“Thirty years after the discharge of “Oh Carolina,” I wished to get again to my roots and rejoice within the streets the place the whole lot took off. My newest EP ‘In The Temper’ is all in regards to the celebration and group of our tradition – folks coming collectively to rejoice life. It’s dancehall, soca, reggae and dance music all wrapped up in a single musical explosion.”
This yr’s Notting Hill Carnival kicks off on Sunday, August 27, with J’Ouvert and the Kids’s Day parade.
On Monday, August 28, the complete Carnival group takes to the streets of their coloration and splendor, displaying their hand-made costumes that characterize a yr of communities coming collectively to rejoice Caribbean tradition.
This yr’s occasion shall be celebrating the Windrush Era and 50 years of Mas and Sound Methods. It was the seventy fifth anniversary of HMT Empire Windrush first transporting folks to the UK from the Caribbean on June 22, whereas it’s been 5 a long time for the reason that first sound methods and Mas (Masquerade) bands arrived. Go to the occasion’s official web site for additional data.
Earlier this summer season, Shaggy lastly defined the lyric behind his enormous hit “It Wasn’t Me,” after followers have repeatedly assumed it was a tune about dishonest. The tune’s lyric counsel that regardless of being caught in all types of lewd acts, the narrator retains on insisting he’s harmless. In a brand new interview with Folks nevertheless, Shaggy formally spilled the small print on the tune, insisting it’s far more than a typical dishonest tune.
“It was an enormous false impression with that tune as a result of that tune will not be a dishonest tune,” he mentioned. “It’s an anti-cheating tune. It’s simply that no person listened to the report to the tip.”
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