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Black Star Foundation works with both Dutch and foreign artists and bands, with the main focus on reggae, dancehall and African music. These artists/bands play at festivals and events organized by Black Star Foundation, but we also do bookings, promotion and management of (still) unknown talent.

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Black Star Sound (The Netherlands)
Black Star Sound is a roots reggae sound, based in Amsterdam (Holland). Selector Den-Den loves vinyl and has a huge 7Ē-single collection. Black Star Sound also has a nice dubplate selection box! On stage Den-Den is often assisted by MC's and talented singers. Besides Jamaican riddims Black Star Sound also plays their own productions.

Delidel Touch (The Netherlands)
Delidel Touch is a roots reggae band, seasoned with Cape Verdian ingredients (like Morna, Coladera, Tabanca and Funana). The band was founded 25 years ago in Rotterdam by best friends Manecas, Arlindo and Jorge. Recently Jorge brought the band back together and the release of their debut album is planned for 2019.

Rebel Jam (The Netherlands)
The founder of Rebel Jam is Robby Pinas, bass player in Jampara's Batalion band. This band consists of 8 members and is bringing pure roots rock reggae music.

Jampara & The Batalion (Burundi/Holland)
Jampara plays in a typical African Roots Reggae style, he calls it 'Fire in the Wire'! The combination of reggae and Burundi-drums is unique.

Leah Rosier (The Netherlands)
Leah is a young female reggae artist from Amsterdam (Holland)! She started to write, compose and record her own songs in 2010 and she is already perfoming on different stages, in both Holland and abroad.

Asher-E (The Netherlands)
'Riddim master' and Black Star producer Asher-E!
Eelco Kastermans (Asher-E) is an allround reggae musician, sound engineer and producer. For many years he is the producer for Black Star Foundation and he plays the melodica very well!

Verse iTal (The Netherlands)
Winner of the Benelux Reggae Contest 2014! Verse iTal a.k.a. Stefan Wilson, has been part of the Trinidadian reggae scene for years. In 2012 Verse iTal took his album and talents to the UK and Europe. Now he lives in The Hague (Holland).

Rapha Pico (Surinam/Holland)
Some people are born with music in their genes, a heritage which will guide their future life no matter what. Raphael is like that, a young singer with lots of talent.

Joggo (Surinam/Holland)
Joggo introduced himself to the reggae audience in 2008 after the release off the mixtape Beware. The song Beware (Kingdom riddim) had a huge international impact and peaked at the #2 position in the official German reggae charts for weeks.

Brainpower (The Netherlands)
Brainpower is the only Dutch Hip Hop artist who has sold over 200.000 records, CDís and DVDís. A true artist who has been at the top of Dutch Hip Hop for more than a decade. And he also does reggae!

Exile Di Brave (Jamaica/Germany)
Exile Di Brave is a young Jamaican reggae artist, born in Portmore (near Kingston). In 1999 he started to rap as the hip hop genre took a big step in Jamaican culture. Nowadays he is touring Europe, in 2015 he performed at Reggae Geel (Belgium) and Rototom Sunsplash (Spain).

Vivian Jones (Jamaica/UK)
Vivian Jones is a sophisticated singer with a warm and soulful voice. The very talented Jamaican singer lives in London and he has been charting big in the English charts for more than two decades now.

Mr. Aya (France)
Mr. Aya is a sing jay from the North of France. In 2011 Mr. Aya released his first album and in 2013 be won the Benelux Reggae Contest for MCs and singers!

Black Prophet (Ghana)
Black Prophet is a very talented singer from Ghana. His reggae background combined with African elements gives a very unique sound. He came to Europe for the first time in 2003 on invitation by Black Star Foundation. He stayed in Europe for many years, working with his own band Thunder Strike. Now he is back with a brand new album!

Jahbar I (Jamaica)
Being the son of one of Jamaica's most respected musicians, it seemed natural that Jahbar I would follow his father's path. Just 21, the young artiste has already recorded a number of songs for Jamaican and European producers, impressing all with his unique delivery.