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  • One nyabinghi CD titled Wingless Angels also has an Irish fiddle and a guitar on it, the latter played by the disc's executive producer, Keith Richards.

    Bob Schulman: Gettin' Hip to Caribbean Music

  • Played by dreadlocked members of the Rastafarian religion at secluded retreats in the Jamaican mountains, nyabinghi songs are chanted out for hours on end against the slow thumping of African drums.

    Bob Schulman: Gettin' Hip to Caribbean Music

  • Image credits: Photo of Trinidadian steel drummers courtesy of Jim Stephens; photo of "Disturbing Joan" fusion band on St. Lucia courtesy of St. Lucia Tourist Board; photo of two nyabinghi drummers by Bob Schulman.

    Bob Schulman: Gettin' Hip to Caribbean Music

  • Pieces such as his own scorching ska compositions "Change of Plans" and "Soul Thing for Ray" join the title track's instantly engaging onslaught of horn-led melody and the nyabinghi swing of "RNA" in drawing a straight line from 2009 New York to 1960's Kingston and losing nothing in terms of freshness along the way.

    Jammin Reggae Archives

  • Iverson sings with just enough of a chant inflection to make such songs as "First Light" and the nyabinghi-powered "One Heart" sheer poetry, while Sanders 'vocals on "I Rise," an account of the faith and strength that helped her survive cancer, and "Send the Train," a prayer for paradise, are both stunning.

    Jammin Reggae Archives

  • A whole heap of notable JA and CA players provide backing, bolstering 16 reggae tracks that make room for roots, pop, reggae rock and nyabinghi and reach a dramatic climax with "Indian Nation," a plea to the Almighty on behalf of those indigenous folks who still aren't getting a fair shake.

    Jammin Reggae Archives

  • There's goodness from the get-go as Toots Hibbert chimes in on the opening "God Bless You," sparring with Roy and Crystal over a nyabinghi/hip hop arrangement.

    Jammin Reggae Archives

  • With a knack for crafting surefire nyabinghi anthems more suitable for countrymen in the hills than hardcore dancehall fans, I-Wayne brings his songwriting

    Broward-Palm Beach New Times | Complete Issue


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