Reggae - Ital and Vital

Rasric is back at the Lansdown for another night of roots reggae, along with mic man Tappa Roots. Lewes-resident Ric has played much bigger venues, but is looking forward to the gig. “The Lansdown has a vibe about it,” he says. “I never expected the last gig to take off, but by the end everybody was up. Vibe-wise it was almost like playing in the Roots Garden in Ship Street.”

Ric has got vast experience spinning vinyl on sound systems - he’s seen some serious dubplate action. He got heavily into reggae in the Dominican Republic and after a spell in Chelmsford became part of the Legion of Dub Crew in Brighton. Since then he’s gigged with the likes of Shashamani and Wayne MacArthur. “My style is King David, playing everything from Studio One Roots to Jam pre-release Roots and UK Roots music,” he says. “The music is different from traditional reggae music nowadays, it’s more digital, and there’s more Ragga Dancehall influence. But it’s still Rastafarian music.” We’re assured that the last gig was amazing: Ric is booked to play his hometown venue every three months. You should see him and the ranking dread, check how he jamming and ting. DL

Rub a dub Dub (aka reggae at the Lansdown)

Lansdown Arms
When? 8.30pm
How Much? Free
(t) (01273 480623