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Kingston-quality reggae rhythms, funky brass, and trance-inducing percussive assaults from the dub-heavy Ethio-UK collective
Dub Colossus combine the golden years of Ethiopique beats and Ethiojazz with the dub reggae styles of the early 70s, of sounds like the Abyssinians and Mighty Diamonds. The dub element on Dub Me Tender has been pumped up — giving these tracks a full Dubulah workover. Includes guests Mykaell Riley (Steel Pulse), Nick Van Gelder (Jamiroquai), Dr Das (Asian Dub Foundation), and Bernard O’Neill (Syriana).
And as part of the Real World Gold series of reissues:
A compilation of ethereal beauty, celebrating the feminine and featuring eight great female voices from cultures around the world: Sheila Chandra, Susana Baca, Eleftheria Arvanitaki, Yungchen Lhamo, Estrella Morente, Susheela Raman, Mamani Keita and Shruti Sadolikar.
“These women are all lionesses, but they never roar. The emphasis is on wit, strength and kindness - the inherent gifts of women everywhere.” Rhythm
One of Africa’s finest musicians explores the traditional culture of his Luo people (President Obama’s Kenyan heritage), with his distinctive, soothing voice framed by delicate kora.
“A haunting, spiritual quality that is reflective, intimate, introspective and demonstrates an extraordinary sensitivity to dynamics.” fRoots
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