Friday, January 13, 2012

They Shall Rise Again

When David M wrote the song, '90 Million Franc' he did not know the Haitians would face another catastrophe not long after in 2010.  He was inspired by the people's resilience and wrote the song recognizing their zeal to strive in the mist of adversity.  After the devastating earthquake that rocked the country killing some 300,000 people and leaving over 1.5 million homeless, David allowed the single to be played in solidarity with the people of Haiti.  For the chorus he wrote: I'm the son of Sisyphus
My life's been Perilous
I'm the child of a lesser God
Searching for the justice that I never had
I'm the son of a proud race
Though you can't see it in my face
I'm the last black Jacobin
To take my freedom was my sin
But I shall rise again
   Rise again

In a release at the time David M stated, "Haiti has faced man made and natural disasters which have devastated their economy and infrastructure but not the spirit of the people.  Our heart goes out to the people of Haiti at this time, as all of us share their pain, but believe that they shall rise again to that time of glory in 1804 when they established the first black independent colony in the new world; defeating an imperial power, with scarce resources, but with an abundance of faith, hope and a desire for freedom and justice.....they shall rise again."

Two years after the debacle, the people of Haiti still struggle to rebuild and hundred of thousands of victims remain homeless.  The 2010 Haiti Earthquake was a magnitude 7.0m with an epicenter near the town of Leagane approximately 25km (16) west of Port-Au-Prince. In 1804 Haitians threw off the Government and chains of French masters and claimed Haiti as their own. The people were made to agree to pay 90 million Francs to France as reparation.  This was paid through loans by the French banks at high interest rates; the final installment was paid by 1947.  Haiti, once the richest colony in the Caribbean in 1804, was then the country with the lowest per capita income in the western hemisphere.  Today the struggle has taken a toll on the people.  Like David M, the world is watching and praying for the people and many agree that yes! the people of Haiti, 'Shall Rise Again'.  Please click to listen David M's tribute to the people of Haiti, 90 Million Francs

Taking Over

 Nesbeth - Taking Over by NewImage Music

'Taking Over' by Reggae artiste Nesbeth is his latest joint.  Nesbeth lauds his fellow Jamaicans world over for their ability to, "go anywhere in the world and stand out among the richest, biggest and the baddest".  Nesbeth is a popular Jamaican Reggae artiste who is respected among his peers for his natural ability of writing some of the most mind boggling Reggae songs.  Reggae fans can identify this artistes with tracks like Board House, Drive By, A Nuh So Me Waan Live and more.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sweet Rub A Dub

It has been expected for a while and now its here!!!! HIGH PRIEST Records would like to formally present to you KEERA ROOTZ' EP - Sweet Rub A Dub.

Experience just under 20 minutes of the songstress who made waves with her first single 'Sweet Rub A Dub'

We hope you play it till you know all the songs word for word.  Pass it on to all of your friends and family, promoters and radio personalities; basically give it to everyone for us

Please see the link below to download a copy of Sweet Rub A Dub (EP) pick a favourite and give us your feedback.

1) Intro
2) Against All Odds
3) Sweet Rub A Dub
4) Interlude
5) Fall
6) King & Queen (feat. Ras Tewelde)
7) Stand Guard
8) Outro