BURNING SPEAR / “Marcus Garvey” (Showcase Mix)

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2 Responses to “BURNING SPEAR / “Marcus Garvey” (Showcase Mix)”

ekere Says:
November 20th, 2005 at 5:30 pm

This music is beyond beautiful. Stirring. Love your commentary here, Cyber-Baba. 🙂

Ruben ing Says:
November 24th, 2005 at 4:42 pm

In 1980 the Spear gave a performance in the marcantihall in Amsterdam. I had seen there Steel Pulse one year before and we were thrilled by the new militant musical energy. Burming Spear was already for us the top (LP’s social living en dub)
My friends were the first before the port, we wanted to have the best places. That meant hours of patience, trodding from space to space. Finally arrived in the arena we found out that the structure of the floor had dramatically changed: a kind of a pit in front of the podium. When the band went on stage there came an unholdable pressure from behind us when a big group aggressive, enthousiastic newcomers pushed everyone to approach the spear. We tried to withstand, some fall in the pit and we had to withdraw, bitterly. The first half of the show was stolen, how powerful the performance could be, we missed the good vibes of a peaceful gathering of roots-lovers, So I was really disappointed. The next day my good friend came to my work with two tickets for another performance that evening in the same place. We went there hours later than the day before and when we arrived Burning Spear started the same moment. But now he didn’t focus on singing, but playing the congo. We witnessed a real dub concert, a version of the original, a showcase and it was terrific. So thanks for this unique chance, my good friend Stanley who came with the tickets and Winston Rodney, a man with a mission, who gave us his best.

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