Artist name: Charly Bendje
Home town: London
Role: DUB Specialist
Genre: Dub - Roots - Reggae - Dancehall
Charly Bendje began as musician in 1997, playing as percussionist in a local Reggae band. He is one of the founder of the independent label The DubLab in '98. He was percussionist and drummer of the project Dubital from '98 to '08, first Dub band in Italy since '94, with whom he recorded several albums in collaboration with Mad Professor (Ariwa) and Zion Train (Universal Egg). Dubital had performed in several tours throughout Italy, France, Slovenia, Croatia, Mexico, London.
He is founder and drummer of several reggae bands like Dubwise Gang, Alpha Band and many others who have played for various singers like Bomba Bomba, Rankin' Alpha, Jaka, from Italy and Yellow Culture, Mikey General, Ossie Gad, Ras Iwan from Jamaica khalilah Rose, Tasha Love, Ton Ton David, and many others as backing riddim bands performing with musicians like Jerry Lion. One of the last concert in Italy before move to London was with Lee "Scratch" Perry at Pistoia Blues Festival 2014. In London he is playing as DJ with many sound systems like Black Cat Sound, Open the Gate Sound and he is official selector for Diverse Collective. In these more than 20 years of active militancy in Jamaican Music and Rasta Culture as Dj Selector, he has been able to collect many rarities on vinyl. He's selection is cultural and inspired by Jah RastafarI strictly Dub Wise and Reggae Music from old school style on vinyl and specialist in Ariwa Sound rarities records !!! Bless Up
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