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Burning Spear

Posted: April 6, 2011 in Reggae
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Burning Spear lahir pada tgl 1 Maret 1948 di Saint Ann’s Bay, Saint Ann, Jamaica, dengan nama asli Winston Rodney. Lebih muda 3 tahun dari Uncle Marley, doi termasuk salah satu founding fathers musik reggae.

Debut albumnya dimulai pada tahun 1973 dengan mengeluarkan album “Studio One Presents Burning Spear” yg berisi 12 lagu. Di tahun yg sama Bob Marley merilis “Cath a Fire” yg memunculkan lagu “Concrete Jungle” dan “Stir it Up”.

Di tahun 1974, Burning Spear kembali merilis album keduanya “Rocking Time”. Dan di tahun 1975 doi merilis album “Marcus Garvey”, album yg bisa kalian download disini. Perlu kalian ketahui, album “Marcus Garvey” ini termasuk The Greatest Reggae Album of all times, dgn single lagu ‘Marcus Garvey’. (lebih…)

Bob Marley was a hero figure, in the classic mythological sense. His departure from this planet came at a point when his vision of One World, One Love — inspired by his belief in Rastafari — was beginning to be heard and felt. The last Bob Marley and the Wailers tour in 1980 attracted the largest audiences at that time for any musical act in Europe. (lebih…)

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The horizon. Where things end, where things begin,
and the point where possibilities are limitless.

Inspired decision, then, that Juno Award-winning trio Bedouin Soundclash should choose to dub their latest collection of west-friendly, world-pop Light the Horizon. Inspired. And fitting. “This record is really looking forward,” says vocalist Jay Malinowski. “It’s from the point where we don’t have any baggage from the past. We’re just genuinely in the moment with this record, for the first time in a long time.” Soundclash co-founder and bassist Eon Sinclair agrees. “It’s a really optimistic and hopeful record,” he says. “That’s been said about some of the stuff we’ve done in the past, but this time we’re just feeling more self-assured and more confident in doing what it is that we do in Bedouin Soundclash. It’s positive and optimistic and forward-looking.” (lebih…)

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After various TV shows for Kassi, Blondy recorded his first solo album in 1982, entitled ‘Jah Glory’. This album was to have enormous success and would become later a symbol of resistance because of the song ‘Brigadier Sabari’, where Alpha criticized the harassment by the police. Some of this was based on personal experience, as Alpha himself had seen police violence. Alpha Blondy became a big star in Abidjan with his own African twist of Reggae music, becoming in the eyes of his fans ‘the Bob Marley of Africa’. Alpha Blondy is spiritual, political and positive just like Marley himself, and even recorded a cover of Bob Marley’s song ‘War’. And he doesn’t stop progressing; in order to reach more people with his message, he chose to sing in many languages: English, French, Baoule, and his own native language – Dioula. Later he also brought new instrumentation to his brand of reggae such as the violin and cello. (lebih…)