Friday, November 2, 2007

Reggae and Religion (1) (Webmaster's Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition November 2, 2007


WWW, November 2 2007 - Within Reggae Music, there are many artists who express their personal faith within their works.

Of course!

After all, the music was born on an island where almost everyone has such a personal faith. Many are Rasta, or Christian, or both, or something different.

Even artists who are not usually connected with a more spiritual walk of life, for example artists like Elephant Man, will every now and then put out a tune that will praise the Creator.

Give Thanks, One Love,
Messian Dread (Dubroom Webmaster)

Sleeper's Record Shack 6: Dubwise!
Mikey Dread and Matic Horns - Barber Saloon (Live) (Video Review)

Mikey Dread and Matic Horns - Barber Saloon (Live) (Video Review)

Dubroom (DUB) Reggae Video Review

WWW, October 2007 - After doing a little free style toasting sound check in the 1970's, the check became a tune, yes even one of Mikey Dread's classics!

This video records Mikey Dread as he performs with the Matic Horns. Before the music starts, though, the "Dread at the Controls" has a declaration to make. Don't worry about the security guards, feel free to light up when you can!

The crowd cheers, and the drums give a roll to signal the start of the music. The vibrant band plays an up-tempo version of Mikey's classic "Barber Saloon". The horn section does a wonderful job, Mikey Dread chants to the (French) audience, the vibe is right!

Originally, the tune came into existence after Mikey Dread doing a Sound Check at King Tubby's. But the music and words turned out to form a perfect combination and so the tune became a classic.


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