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After the "Shuttle", the "Tizita" and the "Abeng", here is the swiss independent roots label's fourth riddim. The recipe is still the same : recorded in legendary jamaican studios, the gathering of legendary jamaican musicians, playing roots like way back in the days ! So, in october 2014, Derrick Stewart (Alpha Boys School, Conscious Minds) on drums, Boris Gardiner (The Crystalites, The Upsetters, Boris Gardiner Happening) on bass, Dwight Pinkney (The Sharks, Zap Pow, Roots Radics) and Robbie Lyn (Sound Dimension, Now Generation band, The Upsetters) joined forces at Harry J studio, Kingston, JA, to record this melancholic one drop riddim, the "Tarab". A arabic word meaning the extasy one gets through music.

Three cuts of the riddim, featuring different overdubs and mixes, that have also been released on one 12" (45 rpm) record.


released February 12, 2016

Produced, composed and arranged by Marc Ismail.
Written by Keith Blake, Maurice Roberts and Earl Lowe.



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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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