Roots & Culture - Coronation Dance

November 2, 2019 - Zappa, Antwerp, Belgium.


Powered and supported by Brukout, Roots & Culture organizes another Soundsystem dances in Antwerp, Belgium. It all started with the first vinyl release of Unlisted Fanatic, as this was a special occassion we decided to make this an event. Roots & Culture was born.

Bloodhound Soundsystem
Ashanti Selah
Junior Roy

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ROOTS & CULTURE – CORONATION DANCE : Bloodhound Soundsystem, Ashanti Selah, Junior Roy

When: November 2, 2019 | Where: Zappa, August Leyweg 6, Antwerp, Belgium | Doors: 22:00 | End: 05:00 | Tickets: 8

Bloodhound Soundsystem – Antwerp, Belgium

Just a few years ago this young crew started building their own soundsystem. Now they operate a crisp sounding powerful system to share their musical vibes with us. Consisting of 3 Soundmen and a MC their aim is to continue building and improving their sound and grow their skills as soundmen. The name of the sound comes from the blood, sweat & tears they put into their project. Also red is the colour of their favorite footballclub, Antwerp and they call their fans hounds as they pack together as a loyal troupe. Bloodhound was born! Last years they organized their own dances which were always upfull nights and so we invite them now to provide the sound for the next Roots & culture dance. The new sound system generation is ready to secure the conscious vibes!!

Ashanti Selah

Ashanti Selah

Junior Roy

Youth & Truth Soundsytem

Ashanti Selah – Musician / Dub Producer – London, UK

Hailing from the UK, is the eldest son of the world renown soundman, Aba Shanti-I. Starting the mystical journey for his keen interest of playing music came from his early days of being exposed to the sound system culture through his father and their musical infrastructure. also being a regular attendee at his father’s location in the Notting Hill Carnival and traveling with the sound as a crew member to
various sessions in the UK & Europe. As well as producing his own productions, Ashanti makes use of his musical abilities as a performer in various bands as keyboardist and has had the pleasure of working and collaborating with a number of great singers, musicians & producers in the scene such as Vivian Jones, Mad Professor, Joe Ariwa, Ras Divarius, Alpha Steppa, Dan I Locks, Junior Roy… “Keeping the Roots & Culture fire burning bright, Ashanti Selah is set to play a crucial role in the future of conscious music”.

Junior Roy – Singer – Paris, France

Born in Martinique, he moved to France in 1993 and grew up in the Paris suburbs. At 6 years he wrote his first lyrics which he practiced at home or on sound system. The first vinyl release was at age 9,10 called “Wicked and Wild” then followed “Always”. Supported and guided by his mentor Colonel Maxwell, Junior Roy continues his musical journey. Many collaborations followed during the years including a full album with Ashanti Selah, called “Urban Observations” which came out in 2018. A combination not to be missed!

And what’s more…

All tribes welcome for an event of peace & unity, playing and performing good Roots music.  So wear your best clothes and shoes to dance the sorrows away.

Vinyl – Arts & Crafts stall – Mama Suzie Jamaican kitchen