Huge Jamaican and Asian music event heads to Liverpool

A huge hip hop, reggae, dub and jungle event is taking place at The Blossom Tree in Liverpool to celebrate Asian and Jamaican culture.

Taking place on Saturday 27th August from 7.00pm, this unique event is a collaboration between 20 Winston Records of Liverpool and Kamani Records based in London and will feature a host of top talent including MC Solomon.

The exciting fusion event will feature artists of Asian or Jamaican descent, including Jack Tyson Charles (son of Craig Charles), Keem, Felcon, Baby Flxcko, Silver Finger Singh, Rebelyous and DJs Gaz and Vinny Speare. The “first of its kind” showcase will also see the legendary MC Solomon launch his latest album, Behind The Mask.

Kamani Record CEO MC Solomon has made it his mission to show the world the quality of Indian hip hop and his latest album is highly anticipated. After playing at Glastonbury and with Skinnyman and Akala, as well as hosting the Goa Hop festival, MC Solomon comes to Liverpool to show off his new material through a collaboration with 20 Winston Records.

20 Winston Records owner Rakeem Abiru, who also performs at night, said: “I’m really excited about tonight. It’s a very unique event as it brings together different cultures and artists of Asian and Jamaican descent – a melting pot of different sounds and styles, from hip hop and jungle to reggae and dub.

He continued: “It’s also a very special collaboration between Liverpool and London – with exceptional talent from both the North and the South. We have people like Craig Charles’ son, Jack Tyson Charles, and they have a great list of talent led by the amazing MC Solomon – he’s a titan of Indian hip hop so it’s really exciting to have him here for his album launch!

The event is taking place at the popular new venue, The Blossom Tree – a shisha restaurant, bar and event space located on Myrtle Street, just above Hardman Street. The night starts at 8pm, with a host of top London and Liverpool performers and DJs rocking the night into the early hours on bank holiday weekends.

The celebration of Asian and Jamaican music, along with the launch of MC Solomon’s “Behind The Mask” album, is set to be one of the biggest events this August holiday weekend. The evening is being hosted by 20 Winston Records of Liverpool and Kamani Records of London, as an exciting “first of its kind” showcase.

Behind The Mask / Showcase of Asian and Jamaican music / Saturday August 27, 2022, 8 p.m. / The Blossom Tree, 7 Myrtle Street, Liverpool, L7 7DN / BOOK TICKETS

Lyle L. Maltby