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NEWSLETTER ~ Volume 7 ~ October 2018

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Buju Banton

A polarizing figure in reggae and within the dancehall is set to be released from a ten year prison sentence this December

The Gargamel {Gorgon / General it has always meant to me} has lit up reggae and the dancehall for several years and speaks / conveys a spiritual energy that resonates with millions of fans worldwide

What will his first single sound like?

What will the first album sound like?

Outside of Damian and Stephen Marley, who else will the Gargamel do collaborations with?  You KNOW that there will be a line up for that opportunity to work with one of the greatest voices of the dancehall

Has going to jail for trafficking cocaine tarnished or diminished Buju’s message to the world?  As for me, I say no as I have found Buju to be one of the most honest voices in reggae music

“Circumstances make me what I am…” tells me of a person aware of his shortcomings, accepting himself, yet not stopping to speak on his own reality, which is what I feel endears him to so many others, like me, who are not perfect yet don’t feel “less”  because we aren’t

Buju is a champion of truth for the ghetto people and for black people and I expect / hope that his next album will explode across the planet with his unique perspective on colonial abuse to Africans globally, which I believe is the real reason that he went to jail

 “They” felt a need to shut his mouth and succeeded for a decade

So we wait in collective, excited anticipation for the works of Buju Banton

There are many many, but THIS track tells a real big story for who wah hear


superheavyREGGAE

Friendlyness, Jeremiah and I Sax, was and still is a deadly combination

56 Kensington

Dat session could not miss me

Anousheh used to collect at the door.  Possibly one of the most vertically challenged females (she shawt) I know yet you could not blow by her at the door

She ruled with a firm, loving, respected iron fist

Powerful lady and a beautiful powerful energy

Part of my night was standing at the door with her at times, reasoning about whatever and dancing.  She nevva stop dance

If the person at the door is dancing, everyone else would

One of the last Toronto, downtown vibes where people went to dance to rootical reggae music all night long

Their posters were also little works of reggae art

The vibe was a blessing unto itself

One of the cooler jams around

Rootical music and rootical people gravitated towards the energy

Thankful to my idrens for being a part of the reggae history that I have witnessed

​Check out a few posters and photos…  Most are from their move to Thymeless Reggae Bar

Pebbles In The Pond

Tribute to Johnny Clarke ~ None Shall Escape Judgement In This Time

RasTafari consciousness
 
Once I write those words, I realize that the message can’t be brought with force and anger

So the truth is that, morally, I am unable to celebrate a heinous genocide of peaceful, spiritually connected humans, innocent humans

Women

Children

Indian Act, Reservations, rape, highest rate of suicide among teenagers, residential schools

That whole “conqueror” mentality isn’t for me possibly because psychologically I am still recovering from I own “conquered” past
 
Yet as a human I wished history was a kinder story but alas it isn’t
 
Killjoy?
 
Ok
 
I still love many of you today, yesterday and tomorrow and thankful for you

I give thanks for your love to me

I give thanks that I have you to love

This is a song that I wanted to post for a couple of days… it is possible that this song, listening to it some nearly 50 years later, can invoke this response
 
Spread love, even when you have to speak a truth

Health & Fitness
 
For those who like this livity, I am one of those
 
When I learn something I pass it on
 
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