Roots, real name Rodney Smith, will be joined by his Banana Klan collective for each edition of Go Bananas, which launches on Friday 22 January. A range of DJs and live performances are promised, as well as “magic, comedy, palm reading, speaker’s corner and live media installations”; for the opening night, Smith has secured the services of Dawn Penn (she of ‘No, No, No’ fame), Connie Bell and longtime collaborator Ricky Ranking. Entry is £7.
Subsequent instalments of Go Bananas are scheduled for April 23, July 23 and October 22. They built up to the release of a new dub compilation from Roots due for release through Big Dada towards the end of 2010.
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