Raphael returns to the Bababoom festival, for a special evening dedicated to Italian reggae, In the company of Lion D and Bunna and many other singers, for a unique show Tuesday 16 July
Born in Savona from a Nigerian father and an Italian mother, he began his musical career in the2002, when still a teenager he founded the reggae band
Over the years the training collects important appearances at festivals such as RototomSunsplash is Arezzo Wave, hundreds of concerts and two totally self-produced albums:to The Foundation "registered in 2008 a Kingston, Jamaica, at the legendary Tuff Gong Studio e "Changes"(2011) recorded and mixed with the Dub the demon studio of Madaskiof Africa Unite.
Just with Bunna, Raphael shares the project since 2010 Double Trouble, a tribute to Bob Marley who sees only the guitar of the Ligurian singer as the only instrument Zibba, is that brings the trio to tread the stages of many clubs and festivals throughout Italy.
In the same period Raphael also began performing in showcase, often with the Genoese sound Groove Yard, and the collaboration with the Modena label begins
Bizzarri Records , with which in the 2012 publishes the first solo EP "My name is Raphael ".
The solo activity continues with the creation of numerous singles for various labels Italian and foreign (some published on vinyl as " Good Old Vibes " for English Peckings Records ), an acronym for Radio 105 , and culminates with the release of his album by solo debut, "Mind Vs Heart", produced by the Viennese label Irievibrations Records is published in October 2013 . In 2014 part of the Mind Vs Heart Tour: more than 150 concerts in 15 countries throughout Europe is South America. In 2015 Raphael is in the line upof “Better Run Riddim "produced by Dub Inc together to names of the caliber of Kimany Marley is
Morgan Heritage , is a guest on the last album by Africa Unite in the song "Pure Music, Today", and brings out the mixtape"Here Comes The
Soundblaster "in combo with the German soundSentinel.The summer tour includes dozens of concerts throughout Europe, and prestigious openings such ast hat a Manu Chao, in front of the 40,000 present at the Monza racetrack, or the one at Jimmy Cliff to the Goa Boa of Genoa.
"REGGAE SURVIVAL"is Raphael's second unreleased album, released in2016,
modern and current project, but with strong roots and great international scope.
A real cultural melting power united by the powerful vibrations of this music: recorded and mixed between Jamaica, USA and Italy, produced by Don Sugar
(Usa) and from himself Raphael, with the support of Bizzarri Records (It) and the French label Irie Ites.
After the tour of the solo debut album, which saw him perform in almost every country Europeans, Mexico
and Jamaica, with "Reggae Survival" Raphael takes a step further a head in his career, performing also in California and undertaking a new one live tour with a new band, the Survivors