Mit ‘San Foca’ getaggte Beiträge

2009 my girlfriend and I plus a couple of friends went to San Foca, a small town located in the very south of italy in a region called Salento, which is also known as the european Jamaica.

In this said town, they have a beautiful beach where they promote dancehall parties troughout the whole summer with thousands of people partying with the biggest names in the soundsystem business right now for nearly 15 years now.

If you see this bashments for the first time with your own eyes it’s kinda overwhelming. I never thaught that it’s possible to have such inceredible dancehall parties outside the caribbean.

And to promote Salento, and especially the Mamanera Reggae Beach to more people, Heavy Hammer Sound soon come along with a documentary bout this place.

Mamanera Reggae Boom Beach represents the best in reggae summer parties in Italy from 1999, every year the biggest european and world top selectors and sound systems play reggae and dancehall music from midnight until the sunlight with the musical direction of Heavy Hammer sound.
Bass Odissey, Ricky Trooper, Tony Matterhorn, Black Chiney, Ricky Trooper, Coppershot from Jamaica, Sentinel, Soundquake, Supersonic, Pow Pow, Rodigan, Warrior Intl, Sud Sound System, One Love Hi Pawa are just a small part of the names that touched the Mamanera turntables in these years, playing the best in reggae and dancehall music in front of more than five thousands people.
As Tony Matterhorn says: „Mamanera is just a piece of Jamaica moved to Italy“……

Mamanera is the place to be, it has no similar, it’s free music for free people, straight.

The official documentary will be soon out on this youtube channel, stay linked.
For more infos:

I finally found some time to upload a few pictures from my 2 week stay in San Foca, Italy after I came back sunday morning (not gonna mention the 13 hours spend on Bari Palese Airport, due to a delayed flight).

What else can I say, than what a place bomboclaaaat nice?!!

Beautiful landscapes, Olive trees wherever you look, crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, fresh seafood and reggae music every effin‘ night.

Visited places like Lecce, Brindisi, Martignano, San Foca, Santa Maria di Leuca, Gallipolli and so on and witnessed shows from Pow Pow Movement ( wicked like always, playing in front of at least 1500 people on Mamanera Beach), Full Squad, Wadada Sound, Pushman, Heavy Hammer ( they’re incredibly loaded, trust me), Terron Fabio, Papa Leu, Marina & Rankin Lele, City Lock (got an idea about what to expect from Riddim Clash, them really take this serious), Smoke ( good Live Band), Black Chiney (Bobby Chin seemed bored, so this show was not what I expected),TOK (new material is really poppish), Matterhorn (think he was kinda wasted, played like crap and had bare technical problems all night) and and best of all: BUSY SIGNAL at Gusto Dopa al Sole Festival.

This show was fucking amazing! He’s the kind of entertainer everybody should take as an advice how to perform.

Unfortunatly couldn’t make it to a Kalibandulu Show. 😦

Anyway, enjoy some of my pics here:

I’m heading to Salento/Italy

Veröffentlicht: 7 August, 2009 in 4. Miscellaneous
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on Saturday Night for my well deserved yearly vacation, so there will be no posts for at least 2 weeks in this blog!

If you’re in Salento also this august, search for a drunk, sun-burned, but extraordinary good looking guy, holla at him……maybe it’s someone I know.

Can’t wait to attend those Kartel, T.O.K., Matterhorn, Jah Vinchi, Black Ryno, Pow Pow, Sentinel, Kalibandulu, Soundquake, Junior Kelly, Cecile and Sud Sound Shows.

Beside of that, nothing special gone happen. 🙂