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The "Abeng" is the third riddim released on Soul of Anbessa records. With always the same philosophy : vintage sounding roots, strictly acoustic, recorded in the best jamaican studios with legendary foundation musicians : Derrick Stewart on drums, Boris Gardiner on bass, Dwight Pinkney on guitar and Robbie Lyn on piano.
Once the riddim - called "Abeng", the name of the horn used by the Maroons to warn their people - was recorded, it has been voiced by some legendary roots artists. Each version has different overdubs, and different mixes.
All the versions gathered here were first released on vinyl (two 12", one 7"). They're available for the first time on digital format.

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released November 7, 2015

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Soul of Anbessa Switzerland

The Soul of Anbessa record label - "anbessa" meaning "lion" in the ethiopian amharic language - is a small and totally independent label started in 2006. It was created with one aim : releasing roots music with a conscious message, played by live musicians, as well as trying and finding back the lost sound of the golden era of the genre. ... more

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Track Name: Prince Alla - The System
Babylon feel it

The system is over
We can't take it no longer
The system is a failure
It must go down

Take it from the needy
Just to feed the greedy
How much longer
Could this go on

Babylon feel it

You have the power
In your ivory tower
But we're getting stronger
And we are millions

One day the poor will have nothing left to eat, but the rich
One day the poor will have nothing left to eat, but the rich

Promise us better
Over and over
But we have eyes
And we can see

You're swimming in your dollars
While all a we a suffer
One day craven
A go choke puppy

One day the poor will have nothing left to eat, but the rich
One day the poor will have nothing left to eat, but the rich

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