Freitag, 3. November 2017

Jamaica The Right Way

Bildergebnis für junior natural

After the last election in Germany a few weeks ago our politicians trying to built a new administration on the so called Jamaican coalition of Christian Democrats, Free Democrats and Greens. Named by the colours of the parties black, yellow and green. Since one week exploratory talks take place and in my opinion they are just talking like every time and there will be no final solutions for the problems we have in these times like climate, environment, retirement pay, poverty etc. So I take the chance to write about an artist that is new to me. Junior Natural is a 22 year old Swede and in music business for almost 10 years. When  he went to Kingston he almost drew attention in the local scene. There he met the legendary Robbie Shakespeare, who auditioned him the old-school way: in a parking lot, giving him one chance and one minute. The young singer blew Robbie away: 'Come back with 12 songs and we'll take care of you' was all he told to Junior Natural. The rest is history and the result you can hear on his latest record Militant. The songs are lead by Dunbar's drum sound and Shakespeare's driving bass. Listening to this songs it reminds me to Black Uhuru one of the leading reggae artists in the late 70's/early 80's.


TheRobster hat gesagt…

Just read about this guy and vowed to check out his stuff. Thanks Walter!

As for politicians - you're so right. They talk and talk and talk and not much else. I do wonder sometimes if democracy is healthy.

Anonym hat gesagt…

2017 has been a dreadful year for politics and politicians.

So much is changing in how citizens interact with politicians, whether in Council or Parliament, and our elected representatives are not well prepared for it. So much trust has been lost and it will take decades to recover. Meantime, the world gets more fucked up by the day.