Wednesday, April 23, 2008



WWW, April 2008 - Admitted: the title of this incomplete, three-minute Nyabinghy session by the UK based Ras Messengers recorded in 1982 is a guess of yours truly.

Actually, the session is taken from the movie "Race, Rhetoric, Rastafari" by Jamaican film maker Barbara Blake-Hanna which you can check out on The video deals with racism in the UK during the early 1980's and has -next to Ras Messengers- music by I Jah Man Levi and others.

"Egypt Land" is an up-tempo Nyabinghy track. Nyabinghy means "Death To Black And White Downpressors" and is a rhythm distinct from Reggae.

Actually, Nyabinghy is true Rasta Music where Reggae is not necessarily played by Rasta-only artists. Actually, there are Rastas who would argue that Rastas should not play Reggae but stick to the natural sound of the hand drums playing Nyabinghy while chanting to Jah.

See, hear and feel three minutes of pure Nyabinghy drumming and Rastaman chanting: blessed!


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