So Pama Intl have become the first new band to be signed to Trojan Records in 30 years, but is it any good??? Here's the first reviews in....

Daily Star... "YOU'D swear blind this CD was a compilation of forgotten reggae gems from the 70s. In fact, Pama International are the UK's leading lights in soulful ska, and this wondrous revelation of an album includes collaborations with such legends as Dawn Penn and Rico Rodriguez. Guaranteed to turn all your grey skies blue. **** out of 5"

Swell Music magazine... "There are few people who know more about reggae than the dons at Trojan. So when the legendary imprint signs up its first act in some thirty years, you know they just have to be something special. Pama International are more than worthy of the accolade. A shot across the bows for all those dub star arrivistes, with real deal ska and rocksteady explosions causing a fusion of all things good from the various incarnations of reggae". "10 out of 10....Seriously it is that good"

Ska Punk & Other Junk - USA "4.5 out of 5"

Music-Today.Com "4 out of 5"

Alex Lester - Radio 2 "music you can bathe in"

Out Now on Trojan Records PAMA INTERNATIONAL-TROJAN SESSIONS featuring Dave & Ansel Collins, Derrick Morgan, Dennis Alcapone, Rico, Dawn Penn, Winston Francis & AJ Franklin Lynval Golding & Horace Panter from The Specials and more Available in all good record shops HMV from the start of Oct & now direct from

Also available Pama Intl 7" for all you vinyl lovers Neither High Nor Dry feat.Dennis Alcapone c/w It Ain't Funny feat.Dave & Ansel Collins Again available in all good record shops HMV from the start of Oct & now direct from


There's a two page interview with Sean & Finny in this months Scootering magazine. Also a great review of the album. Watch out for the November issue of Big Cheese magazine who have done a feature on PI.

More press coming in all the time. As soon as they're published we'll post them all on our forum here


Loads of radio play from around the world coming in. David Rodigan, Phil Jupitus-BBC6, Chris Hawkins-BBC6, Mark Mystic-xfm, Alex Lester-Radio 2, Mike Davies-Radio One plus loads more wonderful stations. At last count 20 shows in 14 countries have been spinning Pama Intl-Trojan Sessions.

Again, we're updating our forum regularly as and when radio play comes in. To see what shows/stations will be playing us look here

If you get the chance please email these DJs and request more Pama Intl

Mike Davies-Radio One Phill Jupitus-BBC Six Music Chris Hawkins- BBC Six Music Alex Lester-Radio 2 Music To Watch Goals By- Birch Radio Tracey Newman - 4zzz fm Australia Papa Dee - P3 RYTM - Swedens national radio


The stupendous Mike Davies will be having Pama Intl back in BBC Maida Vale studios for the second time to record a Radio One Session. PI recorded a session for his Lock Up show a couple of years back and had a wicked time there. Looking forward to the return trip. This time round we'll have the one and only Dennis Alcapone guesting with us. The session is due to be recorded on the 5th October.


Catch PI on tour in October...where they be joined by Lynval Golding (The Specials) who will be flying in from Seattle to play the six shows and do some recording. The London show will see the legendary RICO RODRIGUEZ guesting with the band and DJing Portisheads' DJ Andy Smith with MC Brother Culture (Trojan Sound System/Mannaseh Hi-Fi).

The dates run something like this...

Pama Intl meets Mannaseh LIVE

October 2006 15 London Dingwalls with Rico Rodriguez, DJ Andy Smith with MC Brother Culture plus support from Rough Edge Quartet and more tba Tickets on sale now from

19 Southampton Nexus plus support from Orange Street, Zero Consent and O1Now1 Tickets from, Bar Coda 02380238024, Brick Shirt House (Bargate Centre ) and Southampton Guildhall.

20 Bristol Clockwork (brand new venue opening next to Blue Mountain, Stokes Croft) plus support from LaidBlak Tickets on sale now from Bristol Ticket Shop 0870 4444400 or

21 Nottingham Maze plus Dub Masters, Moonbuggy and Sound System tba

22 Brighton Audio plus Clash Hi-Fi- Augui & Flex DJs

November 2006 19 Newcastle, University of Northumbria - Boss Sounds Festival Day 2 of Boss Sounds Festivals sees one of the best reggae shows ever!!! PI feel massivley honoured to be sharing the bill with three absolute legends. The line-up runs like this... Pama Intl, Lee Perry, Prince Buster and Jimmy Cliff!!! Unbelievable and unbeatable!!!

Day 1 features Dennis Bovell, Janet Kaye, LKJ and Horace Andy. DJ for the weekend is Don Letts. Don't miss out on this festival!!! Get your tickets here

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Last up...please note Pama Intl are NOT playing at these shows, just merely trying to spread the word about some great gigs coming up. If you're around London go check them out. Well worth your money!!!

September 2006 21 London, Jazz Cafe- Tappa Zukie & Trojan Sound System

29 London, 100 Club- Jah Wobble & His English Roots Band Legendary PIL bass player signed to Trojan now live at this legendary London club 7.30pm - 12.30am - Ł12.50adv from

October 2006 04 London, The Spitz- The Big, Mumrah, The Lock Up and DJ Cello One of UKs best new bands THE BIG now signed to MOON SKA - Great DJ - Cello of Coast To Coast fame 7.30pm - midnight - Ł8.50 advance from

December 2006 03 London, Dingwalls- Easy Star All-stars NYCs creators of Dub Side of The Moon return to London with their new album RadioDread They'll be performing tracks from both albums. Get tickets early this is going to be rammed!!! Tickets here