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Protoje & The Indiggnation

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May 24 Thu
Protoje & The Indiggnation8:00 PM
2011 W. North Ave, Chicago, IL
Age Limit: 21+
Tickets $25.00

Protoje & The Indiggnation

There is an exciting resurgence of conscious, organic music in Jamaica, and industry experts and observers agree that Protoje, born Oje Ken Ollivierre, is playing an important role in what has become known as the "Reggae Revival.”

Leading the militant band - The Indiggnation - this powerful songwriter and philosophical thinker articulates the righteous anger of an emerging generation. Protoje reports for duty, re-establishing the standard for the decaying art of socially responsible, mentally stimulating lyricism.

Protoje has successfully released three studio albums: his debut album THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH (2010), THE 8 YEAR AFFAIR (2013) which spawned the hits Rasta Love ft Ky-Mani Marley, and Kingston Be Wise which featured on the soundtrack for the video game Grand Theft Auto; and ANCIENT FUTURE (2015) which featured the international hit Who Knows ft Chronixx which topped charts worldwide and has amassed over 50 million+ views on YouTube.

February 2017 saw the release of Protoje’s hit single Blood Money. The politically-charged track, written by Protoje and produced by Ancient Future collaborator Winta James, dominated the airwaves and dancehalls, and became an instant topic of conversation due to the lyrical potency of the song. Blood Money was selected by Jamaican Radio Personality and Pan African Activist Mutaburuka as the number one reggae song of 2017.

The follow-up single Truths & Rights was delivered in September 2017. The song also produced by Winta James, features up-and- coming Reggae artist Mortimer on the chorus, and similarly expresses their commitment to the activism that remains at the core of reggae music.

Protoje's visibility has steadily increased. Named on BBC 1xtra’s Hot for 2015 Artiste list, he has since appeared  on  the  UK’s  biggest  music  television  show - BBC’s  Later  With  Jools  Holland;  recorded  two  sessions  at  BBC  Radio  1  Maida  Vale,  and  has  featured  regularly  on  numerous  BBC  Radio  1Xtra  shows. 

Protoje  has  sold  out  headline  UK,  US,  and  European  tours.  He  is  a  firm  favourite  at  festival’s  throughout  the  world,  performing at the likes of Glastonbury,  Coachella, Reading  &  Leeds,  Boomtown,  Summer  Jam,  Musa,  Esperanzah,  Afro-Punk,  and  Canada’s Pemberton  Music  Festival.  Many  appearances  were  broadcast  on  national  television and have  set  things  up  for  a  huge  2018.

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