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Old 10-16-2013, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey Friends,

Am sure this is a topic that's been done before, so screw it.

Reggae music brightens my day and the music that started it, and came out of it....

Lyrically I really enjoy it, which I can't say for all music.

A lot of hope and hardship in them.
Uplifting and anti-oppressive.

It's like Gospel music to my heart....

Musically, it's rhythm oriented, depending on the flavour,
the pace can change a bit to suit different moods.

I like that too.
Sometimes I need a beat to match my pace....

others I need to sit back and do some thinking.

But what ties this all together into a 'favourite style' for me....

That we can make it vibration.
And that is the essence of what I like the most.
That hope and perseverance... and just having a good time with each other.

Even when it's hard, that is okay, we'll keep on, keepin' on.

This discussion doesn't need to include Rastarfari philosophy...
But it'd be pretty cool if it veered off that way at some point.

This stuff ties into that uplifting vibe.

Exodus, Exile, Being in Babylon... it's all about the quest for returning home...
to the Higher-Self, that Interconnected place in us All.

"We aren't here to judge good from bad, but do the things that are right" -The Wailers

So for now... some songs:

I'm including this one, because it's interesting to see how Indian religion came to the Caribbean, mixed with Christian and Folks religion from Africa, which was is in and of itself, full of Judaic customs....

This is an Indian man, with Islander parents, who grew up in England....
This is a Reggae-Hindu fusion song... Pretty neat circle:

Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.
Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmi


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