Massive thanks to everyone who came out to our London, Milton Keynes, Bangor and Newbury shows in March, especially Mad Professor, JC @ Muffjam, Titan System, Rhys-Hendre Hall and Paul-The Pitz. We had an absolutely amazing night at Cargo with Mad Professor! Much fun was had. Great to play with Sir Horace Panter on bass again, been a few years and also a pure delight to have the legend Nick Mannaseh mixing front of house for us. Fantastic stuff. Here's some live reviews from the March shows...



"one of the best dub-reggae bands I've ever seen live" FACT Magazine



"Pama International make the most of the venues superior PA and play an effortlessly slick set and cementing their reputation as one of the tightest bands in town" Reggae News.co.uk



"Great energy and live vibes. Quality reggae produced by few musicians i realised: keyboards, bass, drums, trumpet and voice. Great sound control and dubbity from Nick Manasseh at the controls. Singer had got a great voice. Quality reggae flow courtesy of the bass lines... BIG UP everyone!!" Soundclash.org



So whats new?



In The Studio



We're still busy recording the new album and Mum's still the word, but we can say there are some 8 legendary reggae guests appearing on the album, which has been recorded in UK, Jamaica and USA. It is sounding sensational. Watch this space!!!!!



Live & Direct



"Healing the nation with musical vibration"



We've got four shows this month including the first two Pama Intl Good Medicine Shows at Camden Town's infamous Dublin Castle (see flyer above). The idea of the Good Medicine Shows is to do some smaller more exclusive London shows in boozers around the capital, with fantastic up and coming support acts (including London sensation Rank Deluxe (just signed to Fat Cat Rcds), the reggae sounds of the Rough Edge Quartet, punk-fuelled indie sounds of south London boys The Dice and legendary DJs Don Letts (on the Saturday) and Greg Dread-Dreadzone (on the Friday).



For those of you new to the DJs....Don Letts is a Grammy award winning British film director, founder member of Big Audio Dynamite and DJ, famed for introducing dub & reggae to the London punk scene at the legendary Roxy nightclub, whilst Greg Dread is the creator of Dreadzone and also original member of Big Audio Dynamite who spins heavy dub-inspired tunes from roots to dance to breaks.



We've put together what we think are two sensational nights and hope if you're anywhere around the capital you'll beable to make it along. Please get tickets first though as this is only a 130 capacity a night show. You can get tickets from www.wegottickets.com (only 50p booking fee) or www.ticketweb.co.uk



Shows for April and May 2006 go something like this......

April 2006 gigs



21 Brighton Komedia + Titan System www.komedia.co.uk

27 Chester Telfords Warehouse Funkdub night http://www.funkdub.info/

28 London Dublin Castle Pama Intl Good Medicine Show w/Greg Dread (Dreadzone) DJ set & Rank Deluxe www.wegottickets.com or www.ticketweb.co.uk



29 London Dublin Castle Pama Intl Good Medicine Show w/Don Letts DJing plus The Dice & Rough Edge Quartet www.wegottickets.com or www.ticketweb.co.uk



May 2006 gigs



27 Falmouth The Stanary



29 Kingston Green Fair http://kingstongreenfair.org.uk/



Some major festivals are currently being booked for all over Europe. Details in next months mail-out. For full details of all shows see the Gig Page.



The joy of My Space....



Check out some of the bands and DJs we'll be playing with in April. Also some who'll be playing at our 'Work Your Soul' club night



www.myspace.com/titansystem www.myspace.com/gregdread www.myspace.com/therankdeluxe www.myspace.com/thedice www.myspace.com/roughedgequartet



and our My Space site is www.myspace.com/pamainternational



Work Your Soul club night



...goes from strength to strength. So much so that we're putting on 3 shows in May at Northcroft. If you haven't come along yet you're missing out on a night of the very best Reggae, Ska, Dub, Mod & Soul sounds around.



Next nights go like this



Sat 6th May- The Lock Up + Rank Deluxe Newbury ska reptrabaits play first hometown show in awhile plus support from one of the hottest bands in the UK www.myspace.com/thelockup www.myspace.com/therankdeluxe



Sat 13th May - SATORI + support Guys from USA's RX Bandits do their old school reggae thang. This is part of their debut UK tour, which only takes in 5 dates. Unmissable. 6 on the door www.myspace.com/satorimusic



Sat 27th May - We're very proud to annouce we've got NYC's ska legends THE TOASTERS playing in Newbury. As part of their UK tour the hardest working ska band in the world will be stopping off at Work Your Soul. Support from Bristols finest The Scrub. 7 on the door. www.myspace.com/thetoasters www.myspace.com/thescrub






Lastly...Pama Intl won't be playing at this we're just helping to spread the word...



THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL SKA FESTIVAL 7 @ The Underworld, Camden High St, London NW1

Friday 19th May - 7pm THE BEAT The Big Rough Kutz The Lock Up

Saturday 20th May DO THE DOG 10TH ANNIVERSARY BASH Smoke Like A Fish Too Many Crooks Rebelation Splitters Skylar Duff Muffin Catch It Kebabs 3 Minute Warning

Sunday 21 May THE TOASTERS Skaface (from France) The Scrub Rank Deluxe Obrint Pas (Spanish chart toppers) The King Blues The Darling Reds Southshore

Tickets are 10 a day (should be on sale shortly from www.ticketweb.co.uk ) or All Ages Records, Pratt St, Camden or The Underworld/Worlds End Pub.

or a 3 day ticket (available only from Do The Dog) 25 for all three days from Do The Dog Music, 65 Blackdown Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3FY. (cheque payable to Do The Dog Music)



That's about it for now. Hope to see you at one of the Pama Intl shows real soon. Keep checking www.pamainternational.co.uk for the biggest news ever on the Pama Intl front, including shows with Toots & The Maytals and Jimmy Cliff!!! plus more - coming real soon!