A historic live recording celebrating the 40th anniversary of a landmark cultural moment including performances by Echo & The Bunnymen, Peter Gabriel, Simple Minds, The Beat, The Drummers of Burundi, The Musicians of the Nile and many more. This album is a window onto three days of amazing music – highlights from multiple stages, of artists from many corners of the globe.
Dub No Frontiers is inspired by and features women vocalists that Adrian Sherwood, the On-U Sound producer and the brainchild behind the project, knew from the UK or had met while travelling around the world. Many of the singers said they felt the dub/reggae arena was a male preserve and a little intimidating even, so he decided to invite artists to write and perform a song of their choice, all with non-English lyrics on his rhythm tracks.
Submit to the beauty and sorrow, the poetry and power, of the sitar – that plucked string instrument with the long neck, pear-shaped gourd and origins in the courts of the Maharajahs of medieval India. Marvel at the astonishing prowess of Jasdeep Singh Degun, a sitarist steeped in the Indian classical tradition and proudly born, raised and based in Leeds, north of England.