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When the Sun Rises on Talking Drums: Happy Birthday Bob Marley, by Davin Michael Stedman

This video is Earl Chinna Smith and his Nyabinghi Orchestra playing to the sunrise for their dear friend Bob Marley at his birthplace in a remote Jamaican village called Nine Mile, on February 6, 2018, the 73rd anniversary of Marley’s birth.

It’s surreal that I am friends with these folks. Mr. Oliver Simms channels the ancestors in a dance that defies explanation. The people of Jamaica are separated from Africa by hundreds of years. But on this Island crucible, that is at once paradise and a prison, it’s moments like these that you realize the days of the Atlantic Slave Trade is still in the long form song of History, less than a beat away.

A Rough Guide to the legend of Earl Chinna Smith:

Davin’s new song has been released. Listen here on Reggaeville: DAVIN MICHAEL STEDMAN & ANTHONY RED ROSE – FREE YOUR MIND FEAT. SLY & ROBBIE WITH LENKY MARSDEN

– Musician and writer Davin Michael Stedman has many musical ventures and is one of the driving forces behind the Staxx Brothers. He is networking and reporting fromĀ Kingston, Jamaica right now.

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