Geneva is a boiling melting-pot of cultures. As such, there is almost always something going on to open them up to the curious, the fans, everyone!
Plein Les Watts (“full Watts” of power in English) is a free, 3-day festival celebrating reggae and afrobeat style music, which has been hitting the Plan-Les-Ouattes area of Geneva (see the wordplay?) since 2006. Concerts, dancing, food (my favourite), there is a bit of everything to draw in even the uninitiated to the complex, interacting and fun rhythms.
One of the things I find fascinating about Plein-Les-Watts is the huge range and love for reggae. It’s not just imported Jamaican bands! German, British, even Swiss groups come to drum, strum, and sing on stage. For 2017, I’m really looking forward to Kara Sylla Ka, a Senegalese afro-folk rocker now Geneva local, singing in Wolof and French. FYI, he’s on stage on Saturday 19th at 10:15pm
So. Three days of free reggae and afrobeat music? Check. variety of food and relaxed atmosphere? Check. Definitely something to try in Geneva? Double-check.