Thursday, May 7, 2009


Pama would like to say a huge thanks to everyone who came out to see them on the recent 10 date Levellers tour. The band loved every minute of it. Highlights were many. Nearly all the beautiful venues were rammed with Levellers devotees who took incredibly well to Pama Intl's reggae sounds. All round a huge success & one more ambition achieved... to play The Forum in London. What a wonderful venue.

Unsurprisingly The Specials are getting rave reviews for their 30th Anniversary Reunion tour. As you may already know Pama Intl have the honor of doing the two closing nights at Brixton Academy with them. This coming Monday & Tuesday. If you're one of the lucky 10,000 that have a ticket, be sure to come and say hi!

The Specials with support from Pama Intl - 11 and 12 May 2009 at London Brixton Academy

On the 18th of this month the band will be recording a session for XFM's best show... John Kennedy's Xposure session. The show will be broadcast at the start of June, details to follow, one to look forward to I'm sure.
6 tracks are now mixed for Pama Intl's much anticipated album Pama Outernational. Tracks in the bag include; Trade It All For More, Yeah Yeah Yeah/Question The Answer, Equality & Justice For All, Look Out Your Window plus the first single off the album... Happenstance complete with its organ instrumental flipside Dub-A-Dance. Sean Flowerdew is currently mixing the album with John Collins (producer of The Specials iconic Ghost Town). Expect the album to land in Sept/Oct when the band will be doing a full UK tour.

3 singles will be released in the meantime on download and ltd.edtion/numbered/coloured vinyl (red, gold and green). The vinyl will be limited to 300 copies only! Once they're gone they are gone. You can preorder your copy now to avoid disappointment.

Pama Intl - Happenstance b/w Dub-A-Dance 7" coloured vinyl - preorder now at

If you are a DJ or journalist and would like a promo copy just email**f11748857u2855*;MSS=;SMB-CF=11748857;SMR-PT=;SMR-UM=f11748857u2855;UDm=49;Ust=d41335b6!8a4e41b1;MSignal=MC-FN*U-1*

If you are a promoter and would like to book Pama Intl for a date over the summer or their full UK Oct/Nov tour email David Farrow @ DMF**f11748857u2855*;MSS=;SMB-CF=11748857;SMR-PT=;SMR-UM=f11748857u2855;UDm=49;Ust=d41335b6!8a4e41b1;MSignal=MC-FN*U-1*


The summer festival season is almost upon us. Once again Pama Intl will be performing at a number of the very best UK fests. More tba but already confirmed are...

May 2009
28 Sunrise Festival, South Somerset

June 2009
26 Glastonbury Festival - 1pm Dance Stage

July 2009
17 Larmer Tree Festival

August 2009
07 Luton Summer Festival - St.Georges Square (free)
08 Endorset In Dorset
September 2009
05 Mersea Island Scooter Rally

Watch out for two more appearances at Glastonbury. TBA v soon


At the Rockers shop they've just got a new batch of classic Trojan Records releases in. All brand new and sealed and at great prices. Check them out here

New stock includes...

Augustus Pablo - Skanking With Pablo
The legendary melodica player. Killer cuts from 1971-77

Sly & Robbie - Strictly Drum & Bass
Seminal early recordings highlighting the early work of JA's legendary Rhythm Twins, incl. The Upsetters, Johnny Clarke, Ken Boothe, Slim Smith, Justin Hinds, Dave & Ansel Collins + more

V/A - All Shook Up
23 song tribute to Elvis ft. John Holt, Pat Kelly, Alton Ellis, Phyllis Dillon, Hortense Ellis, Slim Smith, Jackie Edwards, Bob Andy & more

V/A - Bob Marley Covers - 3xCD Box Set
50 tracks. Bob Marley covers by a host of legendary JA names, brought to you by Trojan Records. Ft. Byron Lee & The Dragonaires, Ruddy Thomas, Pluto Shervington, Ken Boothe, Maroons, Johnny Clarke, Jacob Miller, Inner Circle, Delroy Wilson, John Holt, Sly and Robbie, Augustus Pablo, Derrick Morgan, Jackie Edwards, Horace Andy, Mafia and Fluxy, Dennis Brown and more

V/A - Here Comes That Feeling - Pop Hits Jamaican Style - Double CD
47 giant hits given reggae treatment, ft. Inner Circle, Dennis Brown, Horace Andy, Bruce Ruffin, Cimarons, Gaylettes,Tony Tribe, Susan Cadogan, Paragons, Delroy Wilson, Joya Landis, Bob & Marcia, Toots, Carl Dawkins, The Pioneers, John Holt, Marcia Griffiths,Bob Marley & The Wailers, Ken Boothe, Nicky Thomas, Lloyd Charmers, Derrick Harriott, Dawn Penn, Boris Gardiner, Phyllis Dillon, Phyllis, Judy Mowatt, Desmond Dekker and more

V/A - Is It Rolling Bob? - double CD
A reggae tribute to Bob Dylan including Toots, JC Lodge, Don Carlos, Gregory Isaacs, Luciano, Mighty Diamonds, Michael Rose, an exclusive track from Bob Dylan himself and more. Comes with a bonus dub disc.

V/A - Kung Fu! Reggae vs The Martial Arts
23 killer reggae cuts celebrating martial arts. Ft. The Upsetters, Augustus Pablo, Big Youth, Keith Hudson, Linval Thompson, Lee Perry, Prince Jammy, Barrington Levy, Dave & Ansel Collins, Junoir Byles and more

V/A - Loch Ness Monster
Classic 1970 Skinhead Reggae comp with 13 bonus tracks. Ft. King Horror, The Upsetters, Nora Dean, Band of Mercy, Ansel Collins, Lee Scratch Perry and more

V/A - Sucker Punch
Jamaican Boxing Tributes... Hard hitting 19 track Trojan comp featuring boxing related cuts from; Derrick Morgan, Prince Far I, The Upsetters, Dennis Alcapone, Big Youth, Harry J, The Aggrovators and more (have this one and can highly recommend)

V/A - The Big Gundown
The Big Gundown is a wicked compilation of late 60s and early 70s reggae songs that have been inspired by classic spaghetti western movies! This is fantastic stuff, 26 tracks including; Sir Lord Comic, The Upsetters, King Stitt, Lee Perry, Lloyd Charmers, The Hippy Boys and many more.

V/A - Tighten Up Box Set
The first three volumes of the legendary Tighten Up compilation series, ft. 50 tracks over 3 CDs incl. The Ethiopians, Delroy Wilson, The Maytals, Bob Marley, The Heptones, Bob Andy, Slim Smith, Ken Boothe, Lee Perry, Derrick Morgan, Harry J, The Pioneers, Judy Mowatt, The Upsetters, U-Roy, Joya Landis, Clancy Eccles, The Bleechers, Rudy Mills and many more

V/A - Tighten Up Vol.3
Legendary comp with 15 bonus cuts ft. Marcia Griffiths, John Holt, Johnny Osbourne, Maytals, Bob Marley, Tommy McCook, King Stitt, Ken Boothe, Ansel Collins, Bruce Ruffin,The Upsetters, Maytones, Dandy, GG Allstars,Lloydie & the Lowbites and more

V/A - Tighten Up Vol.5
Legendary comp with 15 bonus tracks!! Ft. Dennis Alcapone, Maytals, Chosen Few, Tommy McCook, Charmers, Twinkle Brothers, Little Roy, Stranger Cole, Augustus Pablo, The Ethiopians, John Holt, Ken Boothe, Errol Dunkley, Bongo Herman, The Dynamites and more

For all these and more Trojan releases go to

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