STYLE: Reggae RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 23447-12543 LABEL: Lion Of Zion 689076220521 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 2007-04-21 RRP: £9.99
Reviewed by Stephen Luff
Mark Mohr and friends have been going for nearly two decades now and this, their latest offering, have delivered what song critics are already calling Christafari's best ever collection of bass thumping yet most rootsy tracks to date. Kicking off with the outstanding "Freedom Step" pointing the way from addiction, through the extremely catchy "Rooftop" guaranteed to stick with you after a listen or two, and finishing with "Triumphal Entry" with its Mexican trumpet playing fused to a delicious Trenchtown riddim. In the words of track four, "Hunger & Starvation", ''I am trying to stop my people from dying'', this CD will speak to people where other music will not reach. The reggae gospel pioneers deliver a creative tour-de-force.
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On their rootsiest effort to date, Christafari revisits their musical and spiritual foundation with dramatic results. Full-bodied horn melodies, heart-pounding bass, and precisely executed drum rhythms form the perfect background for front man Mark Mohr and his guest vocalists to flex their talents, moving from roots reggae to dancehall and back again. Lyrically this project is jam-packed with the unwavering Word of God!