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The self-described dub fuelled ska rocksteady & reggae' crew Pama International was made up of former members of such illustrious acts as Special Beat, the Specials, Madness, Galliano, Steel Pulse, and Pop Will Eat Itself. The band released their work on the self-promoted label Jamdown, and over the years made appearances at such festivals as Glastonbury. The band released its first American full-length, Float Like A Butterfly, in 2005, the same year that they released the well-received EP Dub Store Special in the UK. In 2006, Pama International became the first new band to sign to legendary reggae (of all shapes and sizes) label, Trojan. The resulting release, August 2006's Trojan Sessions, was recorded by a Pama International line up that contained Finny on vocals, Sean Flowerdew on keyboards, Lynval Golding on guitar, Kirk Service on bass, Fuzz Townshend on drums, Simon Wilcox on trumpet, Marli on guitars, and Nick Manasseh on dub stylings.' Pama International followed that up with 2008's release, Love Filled Dub Band.
Pama International is an eight-piece reggae band from the United Kingdom. They describe themselves as 'Dub Fuelled Ska Rocksteady & Reggae'. They often play with other ska, dub and reggae artists. The band takes elements from many sources to produce their sound whilst broadly staying within the reggae format.
In 2006, the band became the first new band in thirty years to sign to Trojan Records. Their earlier albums were released by Jamdown Records. The resulting release, Trojan Sessions, had a line-up of vintage ska and reggae guests including Rico Rodriguez, Dennis Alcapone, Dawn Penn, Derrick Morgan and the first recording since the 1970s from Dave and Ansel Collins.
In 2008, the band released Love Filled Dub Band on the Rockers Revolt record label, featuring vocals from Michie One on the track "Highrise".
Finny and Flowerdew were previously members of the British ska band, The Loafers. Golding is an original and current member of The Specials.