Kaya Stage and Area

in association with Strummerville

Introducing new this year is the Kaya World Music Stage – hosted by the curators of The Kaya Festival who are taking a year off this year so have decided to join One Love to host a small stage and area of there own – to bring the sounds of The World to One Love Festival

2018 presentation includes:

  • Live music stage
  • Special Guests
  • Merchandise / Charity Stalls
  • Chill Out Area
Kaya Stage

From Reggae to Rock; from Ska to Soul; from Funk to a little Funky House; from Africa to Wales! The Kaya Stage brings you an eclectic range of music

The important community work they support are avid supporters of Hope Malawi UK and Youth Cymru. In partnership with Youth Cymru, Kaya champion young people with their very own Kaya Youth Zone – Kaya Introducing Stage, providing a platform for young musicians to perform and showcase their work! Similar is done to promote local unsigned talent too, with Kaya partnering up with Beltane Buzz to host an evening of Welsh musicians at this year’s festival, and Propeller Management bringing a vast array of musicians from Sheffield!

The Clash and its Reggae Connection:

When The Clash were recording their debut album in February 1977, they were asked to come up with an extra track. As big reggae fans, their answer was to cover Police & Thieves, a contemporary club hit by Jamaican singer Junior Murvin. The Clash gave the song their own edgy rock makeover, a move that kick-started Punk’s lasting connection with militant black music, and opened up the band’s music to a strong reggae influence.

Bob Marley, Joe Strummer and the Punky Reggae Party

Marley’s single Punk Reggae Party put a name to an underground phenomenon – the coming together of the Punks and the Rastas at the height of 70s social unrest. That era may be over, but the Punky reggae spirit still lives and breathes with Strummerville at Glastonbury Festival and now One Love Festival

Originally a Scratch production sung by Junior Murvin, the track’s cynical realism had helped it become a Punk anthem. At first listen, Bob and Scratch were startled by Joe Strummer’s harsh bark, compared to Murvin’s mellifluous falsetto. “It is different, but me like ’ow ’im feel it,” was Marley’s verdict, though. He liked the link between the two tribes of alienated,  youth – Punks and Rastafari. “Punks are outcasts from society. So are the Rastas. So they are bound to defend what we defend,” Marley concluded. Shortly thereafter,  named an underground social phenomenon

Joe Strummer Foundation Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide opportunities to musicians and support to projects around the world that create empowerment through music.

Our objectives are specifically:

  1. The prevention or relief of poverty, particularly of young people, anywhere in the world by providing: grants, items and services to individuals in need and/or charities, or other organisations working to prevent or relieve poverty.
  2. To promote, improve, develop and maintain the education of the public in the art, culture and science of music in all its aspects for the public benefit, in particular young musicians, including by the provision of funds for the purchase of musical instruments and studio rehearsal.
  3. To promote, improve and advance the arts, including music, for the public benefit including by the presentation of exhibitions, public events and concerts.