Thursday, December 20, 2007

Consciousness In Cyberspace (3) (Webmaster Column)

Dubroom Online - Edition December 20, 2007


WWW, December 20 2007 - Reggae Music has served as a source of information for millions of people, long before there was an Internet open to the general public.

But now, Cyberspace is here!

Independent websites like the Dubroom provide services to the truth seekers and lovers of the rhythm of the drum and bassline alike, that could never be given in the "Outernet".

It's even so, that Cyberspace brings people together that would otherwise never have met each other.

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

Mukti Sistema Sonoro - Leão Selecta (MP3 REVIEW)
Lakota Nation Declares Independance From USA (From The Dubroom Message Boards)

Mukti Sistema Sonoro - Leão Selecta (MP3 REVIEW)

Mukti Sistema Sonoro - Leão Selecta

WWW, December 2007 - You don't need a language gene to figure out that here is Mukti Sound System presenting a Lion Selection.

You need a Reggae gene for it, or a DUB gene. Do you have one?

The Lion Selection opens up with a short reasoning by the Rastafari Elders. If you are -like some others- claiming that DUB cannot carry a message and is basically "dumb" music, you have just woken up the Lion and you really shouldn't do that.

Or maybe you should and really feel the strength of DUB. For if there is one thing that describes this excellent Podcast, it must be the well-placed title, even though it is written in a language that many do not understand.

DUB truly is one of the strongest disciplines within Reggae Music and even beyond that. As the words are scarce, the music obviously appeals to more parts of our consciousness than just the language section.

A Lion communicates without words. You could say, that until a certain level DUB does the same. DUB appeals straight to those parts in our soul that deal with things "unspeakable".

Just ask Mukti and he will tell you.

In fact, he already did and the result is reviewed right here.

Mukti's Lion Selection basically consists out of the better DUB material from all over the world. Material that isn't necessarily that known within the circles of those that know their Reggae and especially their DUB.
We will hear King Jammy dubbing the Japanese band Dry and Heavy, for example. Zenzile is there too, a great DUB band that many may never have heard of before.

From the top to the very last drop, everything is mixed very skillfully. Non-stop, we are taken from one crucial selection into the next. As we move through a wide variety of vibes and styles, times and places, the message is clear: Those who claim DUB is "dumb music" are themselves really deaf.


01. Dialogue Ras Bigga - Rastafari Elders
02. Zentown - Zentone
03. Inner corona - Mad Professor
04. Morning Daylight - Zenzile
05. Nova dub - Kanka
06. Rorima - Mad Professor
07. King jammy's - the revenge of super power allstars
08. Johnny Clarke - A Ruffer Version-At King Tubby's
09. Do dub up your fight - King Jammy Meets Dry & Heavy
10. Weak Heart Dub - Ruts D C vs. Mad Professor
11. Sheba's Journey - Alpha & Omega
12. harmony dub - King Jammy Meets Dry & Heavy



Lakota Nation Declares Independance From USA (From The Dubroom Message Boards)

WWW, December 20 2007 - Last night, news reached the Dubroom Message Boards that the Lakota, a nation of original inhabitants of North America, have declared independance from the USA.

According to our source, the news did not (yet???) reach the mainstream news media in the USA.

According to an article on an Australian news site (see below), quoted on the Dubroom Message Boards, one spokesman was recorded saying: "We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us''.

Sitting Bull's people break away from US

Read MoreFrom correspondents in Washington December 20, 2007 03:10pm

THE Lakota Indians, who gave the world legendary warriors Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse, have withdrawn from treaties with the US.

"We are no longer citizens of the United States of America and all those who live in the five-state area that encompasses our country are free to join us,'' long-time Indian rights activist Russell Means said.

A delegation of Lakota leaders has delivered a message to the State Department, and said they were unilaterally withdrawing from treaties they signed with the federal government of the US, some of them more than 150 years old.

The group also visited the Bolivian, Chilean, South African and Venezuelan embassies, and would continue on their diplomatic mission and take it overseas in the coming weeks and months.

Lakota country includes parts of the states of Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana and Wyoming.

The new country would issue its own passports and driving licences, and living there would be tax-free - provided residents renounce their US citizenship, Mr Means said.

The treaties signed with the US were merely "worthless words on worthless paper," the Lakota freedom activists said.

Withdrawing from the treaties was entirely legal, Means said. "This is according to the laws of the United States, specifically article six of the constitution,'' which states that treaties are the supreme law of the land, he said.

``It is also within the laws on treaties passed at the Vienna Convention and put into effect by the US and the rest of the international community in 1980. We are legally within our rights to be free and independent,'' said Means.

The Lakota relaunched their journey to freedom in 1974, when they drafted a declaration of continuing independence -- an overt play on the title of the United States' Declaration of Independence from England.

Thirty-three years have elapsed since then because ``it takes critical mass to combat colonialism and we wanted to make sure that all our ducks were in a row,'' Means said.

One duck moved into place in September, when the United Nations adopted a non-binding declaration on the rights of indigenous peoples -- despite opposition from the United States, which said it clashed with its own laws.

``We have 33 treaties with the United States that they have not lived by. They continue to take our land, our water, our children,'' Phyllis Young, who helped organize the first international conference on indigenous rights in Geneva in 1977, told the news conference.

The US ``annexation'' of native American land has resulted in once proud tribes such as the Lakota becoming mere ``facsimiles of white people,'' said Means.

Oppression at the hands of the US government has taken its toll on the Lakota, whose men have one of the shortest life expectancies - less than 44 years - in the world.

Lakota teen suicides are 150 per cent above the norm for the US; infant mortality is five times higher than the US average; and unemployment is rife, according to the Lakota freedom movement's website.



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