One Love Festival 2013: Part 2: U-Roy

Festival Day 2, Saturday. The big, headline act of the whole festival, from Kingston, Jamaica, Daddy U-Roy. A man whose musical career has spanned an amazing 50 years. In 2007 U-Roy was awarded the Order of Distinction by the Jamaican government for his contribution to music.

U-Roy at One Love last night:

I had a spot right at the very front of the crowd, next to the press area. I felt so thrilled to see him live, and at such close proximity. I might have teared up a bit.

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Young U-Roy in the 1970s.

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U-Roy’s classic hit Chalice in the Palace (he performed this last night, was guaranteed to get a warm reaction in London because it’s about the Queen).

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Daddy U-Roy as we know and love him today.

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