Blue Flame World Music
When De Riddum Explode
Brother Resistance
world music
CD 39850552
EUR 12,85



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Brother Resistance is one of the founding members and the driving force of the new Caribbean music style called RAPSO.

Rapso is the Rap of Soca, the Poetry of Calypso, highlighting the traditional African Rhythms of the Caribbean. Essentially it is defined as the "Power of de word in de riddum of de word". Rapso as a musical artform is the combination of voice rhythm with traditional drum and steel drum.

Rapso Riddum is influenced by the rhythms of the steelband yards, the Orisha yards (Orisha being an African religion still retained in Trinidad + Tobago) and the drum yards.

In its musical expression Rapso can be compared to the Dub Poetry of Jamaica and the Afrobeat of Nigeria´s Fela Kuti.

The international success of Brother Resistance is not only based on the quality of the music itself but to a great extent on his charismatic stage presence. His performances are extremely dynamic, intense and powerful, using theatrical elements in order to deliver his messages. His lyrics deal with crucial issues facing humanity - oppression, injustice, concern for the environment etc..

His song ´Mother Earth´ was selected as the theme for Earth Day and World Environment Day in the Caribbean and presented at the United Nations Earth Conference in Brazil.




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