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Kicking yourself for missing The Jolly Boys’ performance at this year’s Notting Hill Carnival in West London? Well as a slight consolation, here’s a fan-posted snippet of ‘the boys’ performing their cover of Iggy Pop’s “The Passenger” on Gaz’s Rockin Blues stage at Notting Hill Carnival:
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The mento masters are still on tour and if you’re in Dublin, Ireland brace yourself. The Jolly Boys are coming your way in just two days! Catch them on the 3rd of September at the eclectic Electric Picnic arts-and-music festival at 4pm.
The revelry is already under way in the streets of West London as the Notting Hill Carnival kicks off its first day of celebration today and The Jolly Boys are there for all the fanfare!
The carnival, which got started at around 9:00 am (BST) has so far seen scores of colourful floats on show down the route, featuring more than 40 static sound systems and while the sounds of the Caribbean permeate the air the food stalls are also providing a taste of the West Indies.
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If you’re in the West London area right now you will want to be there, it’s not too late to catch the excitement of Europe’s biggest street carnival and see the modern mento mastery of The Jolly Boys in action. You’ll also have another chance to see ‘the boys’ at the second day of Notting Hill Carnival tomorrow!
Just in case you’ve been out of the loop for a while and you’re not familiar with the Jamaican institution that is The Jolly Boys, this documentary should prove the perfect refresher’s course. These are the faces of authentic Jamaican Music, and of a genre predating even Reggae; Mento.
Get up close and personal with the members of this outstanding Jamaican mento band that has been around for decades and are still going strong. Now back with a freshly revamped style of music dubbed “modern mento” The Jolly Boys are more explosive than ever before, crossing barriers into new genres of music and getting rave reviews from club disc jockeys the world over.
Catch them now as they embark on yet another UK tour! Up next they’ll be contrasting their slow-tempo beats with the slightly harder sounds of The Notting Hill Carnival on the 29th and 30th of August, this is not to be missed. We can’t wait!
West London are you ready? After having returned to their base in Port Antonio Jamaica for a short break after a stellar tour in the UK, which included some electrifying performances at the Cambridge Folk Festival, Bush Hall / Shepherds Bush, 100 Club and The Big Chill Festival, The Jolly Boys are now headed back your way!
You’ll have two days to see ‘the boys’ in live and living colour on the 29th and 30th of August as the streets come alive at Europe’s biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival.
With an anticipated twenty miles of vibrant colourful costumes surrounding over 40 static sound systems, hundreds of Caribbean food stalls, over 40,000 volunteers and over 1 million Notting Hill carnival revellers, The Jolly Boys and their smooth, rhythmic modern mento beats will be sure to sway the crowds while adding that bit of nostalgia and Jamaican pizzazz to a setting that almost seems destined that they should be there.
The Carnival is fun for all ages so bring the entire family. You won’t want to miss The Jolly Boys in action!