Grounation

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An unimpeachable classic considered to be the pinnacle of Rastafarian inspired music
Master drummer Count Ossie's band, including the incomparable tenor saxophonist Cedric 'I'm' Brooks, recreate a Rasta grounation, or gathering, playing and chanting a sublime supplication, including Bible readings, in praise of Emperor Haile Selassie I

The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari plays a music that is immediately identifiable to their life-style. It is a music of controlled anger, due to the yoke of slavery which is now being broken from the backs of the musicians and the people of their environment. It is a music of laughter due to the inherent humour of the originators and the people of their environment. It is a music of love that is natural to the creators and the people of their environment.

"Through love man can see the light, the light is understanding, and understanding will make mankind move on for life" Brother Samuel Clayton

The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari is a fusion of the Mystics, led by Cedric "Im" Brooks and the Count Ossie Rastafarian Drummers. These two groups in the past were responsible for some of the most colourful and creative music that has emerged from this island of Jamaica. The horns and bass of the Mystics met and understood the drums of the Count Ossie drummers at the African Cultural Centre in the autumn of 1970. A few months later they were together and have remained so through these tough and trying days…



This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 08 September, 2016.

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