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Friday, Sep 16 2016 | 07:36
Image: 1604705 Das essentielle Album des Nyahbinghi Drumming ist als 3-fach-LP (und als Doppel-CD mit 12-seitigem Booklet, Linernotes und Fotos) wiederveröffentlich worden! 1973 trafen Count Ossies Gruppe The African Drums, die bereits mit der Original von "Oh Carolina" Geschichte geschrieben hatte, auf die legendäre vom Jazz inspirierte Gruppe des Saxophonisten Cedric 'Im' Brooks, um als neues Projekt mit dem Namen The Mystic Revealtion Of Rastafari den ersten Longplayer der Rastafaribewegung "Grounation" einzuspielen. Die Reggae Koryphäe David Katz bezeichnet "Grounation" als "The mother of all nyahbinghi albums".

The mother of all nyahbinghi albums (by David Katz for MOJO)
"The wild jazz jams held at Count Ossie's Rastafari encampment in th east Kingston hills gave rise to the ska genre in the late '50s and early '60s. Ossie's drum troupe was featured on various 45s throughout the ska era, notably giving Oh Carolina its dramatic cadences, and things stepped up to a higher plane when the drummers merged with the Mystics, the jazz group led by visionary saxophonist Cedric 'Im' Brooks. "Grounation" was the expanded group's ground-breaking 1973 debut, and its mix of jazz, reggae and poetic oration, all driven by livid nyahbinghi beats, given a sonic portrait of the Rastafari movement of the day, its adherents striving to make sense of their fractured identities in post-independent Jamaica. Though there's occasional surface noise on this current reissue, the material still sounds incredibly fresh and raw, remaining essential listening"

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