Jah Rastafari! - The roots of reggae - documentation

Jah Rastafari! - The roots of Reggae (54 Min.)

Jah RastafariThe documentation goes on track searching and decodes the codes of the Reggae, which go back to the black liberation movements of the last century. For this, filmmaker Tim Gorbauch in Kingston, Jamaica and the Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Spain meet young and old Roots reggae musicians, cultural scientists, historians and Rastafarian activists.

When asked what is connected with reggae, one almost always gets the same short answers: Bob Marley, Kiffen, dreadlocks, Jamaica and a somewhat relaxed life. In fact, all this is essential to reggae. The question is, however, why? What does smoking of marijuana have to do with reggae? What is the meaning of dreadlocks apart from style and fashion? Why was it all on the Caribbean island of Jamaica? "Jah Rastafari! The roots of the reggae "goes on track searching and decodes the codes of the Reggae, which go back to the black liberation movements of the last century.

For this, filmmaker Tim Gorbauch in Kingston, Jamaica and the Rototom Sunsplash Festival in Spain meet young and old Roots reggae musicians, cultural scientists, historians and Rastafarian activists. Musicians like the guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith, who was involved in hundreds of Reggae albums and played together with Bob Marley and the Wailers. Stranger Cole, a legend of the Rocksteady and Ska era, the indomitable DJ, toaster and singer Big Youth.

But also young musicians like Addis Pablo, the son of the legendary Augustus Pablo, Kabaka Pyramid, Chronixx and Jah9. They all belong to the young but very effective movement of the reggae revival, which has brought the Roots reggae back into the limelight for a few years.

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Ras Muhamad - Album Salam - Reggae Music Indonesia

Ras Muhamad Salam album

Hello my lovey dreadbag friends,

Ras Muhamad comes out of Indonesia with his third album, a sonic journey that truly represents the global scale of reggae. His super vocal style is a distinctive tenor that moves through complex melodic structure while maintaining the consistency and confidence of reggae's true roots singers. Singing about truth and rights is one thing but songwriting on this level. Collaborating with the Germany-based Oneness Records crew for the rhythms, the level of professionalism is raised even higher with this crew's deep sound - full of unique keyboard effects, horns, delay, and the authentic sounds of live drums, Ras Muhamad is cruising "set speed"On 16 tracks.

Songs are sung in English and Jamaican patois is a distinctly conscious messaging that is very relatable. Linguistic and cultural education are explored with the title tune Salam a typical greeting in Indonesia, with its roots in Islam, and its simple message meaning "Peace".

His native Bahasa Indonesia is found on the album as well. The song Leluhur is the a song on the album that is conceptualized by Ras Muhamad to represent Indonesian music and thought, recorded in collaboration with the Oneness Records crew with overdubs using Indonesian traditional instruments. The lyrics sea to address the effects of globalization, translated as

"Ancestors I Begin to Give Me the Time for Me to Sing a Song for You. A song about what's happening today because it seems like we lost our way. I remember these were the fingers that plowed the rice fields. These were the fingers that build the great and grand temples. (ie Borobudur / Prambanan) with great universal values ​​and noble deeds has been turned to ruins and forsaken by us.".

The album delves into a diverse range of topics from the left between ancient Asian and African cultures as found in the Kabaka Pyramid collaboration Re-Education to personal motivation on Nuh Badmind Friend, The beauty of language, borders of borders, respect of one's ancestors, humanity, was and suffering, as well as Ras Muhamad's own personal stories of struggle are all present here.

There are several collaborations with international reggae artists in addition to Kabaka Pyramid, Naptali from Jamaica is on the album singing Farmerman a fun ride through the mighty agricultural lands and hands of Jamaica and Indonesia. The tune was originally released as part of the Reggaeville Riddim selection in 2012. Sara Lugo, Jah T and Uwe Kaa from Germany all make great contributions on the recording. The album as a global force to reckon with reggae, Uwe Kaa sings his verses German on Barriers and Borders as they trade the meaningful chorus, "barriers and borders in our view, like a road block in a curfew". ace Ras Muhamad singings his own verses, explaining music as a "universal language, music is like mathematics, truly everyone can understand it."

There are hints of romance and levity present, especially on All Over The World which is straight lover's rock, a shout out of the looks and styles, to "rock and come in"To the sweet sounding Oneness groove.

Ras Muhamad on a global scale through reggae, to put Indonesia "on the map"Specifically in music, arts and talents. It's ancient cultural traditions of music, dance and theater run deep, with their Influences from Buddhist, Hindu, and Islamic and African traditions, check out Salam, its a perfect example of "reggae gone international"A great place for the singers and players of instruments.

Download Ras Muhamad "Salam" Album by Itunes

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