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The Author Profile: Tom Orr is a Southern California-based writer, voice actor, percussionist and working stiff whose scribblings have tainted several otherwise quality magazines and web sources. His Jah works include providing love and support to his wife Teresa and children Bethany, Shiloh and Elijah.

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CD Review: Boubacar Traore, Mali Denhou




[Lusafrica, 2011] Hard to believe it’s been six years since Boubacar Traore’s quietly stunning Kongo Magni CD was released, but Kar Kar (as Traore is affectionately known) knows what it’s like to be entirely away from music for a considerably lengthier spell. From 1968 to 1987, Traore was a farmer and shopkeeper after a military […]






CD Review: Seun Anikulapo Kuti & Egypt 80, From Africa With Fury – Rise




[Knitting Factory Records, 2011] Seun Anikulapo Kuti, son of Nigerian Afrobeat creator and icon Fela Kuti, began performing with his father’s Egypt 80 band before he even hit his double digits. So it wasn’t a matter of simple hereditary entitlement that Seun took over as front man of Egypt 80 following Fela’s 1997 death; he […]






CD Review: Alborosie, 2 Times Revolution




[VP Records, 2011] I was lucky enough to catch this guy live last year when he was out touring in support of his previous release Escape From Babylon to the Kingdom of Zion. The club in which he performed was packed and Alborosie delivered, putting on a high-energy show full of roots vibes and dancehall […]






CD Review: Youssou N’Dour, Dakar-Kingston




Youssou N’Dour: Dakar-Kingston [Universal/Emarcy, 2011] Senegal’s Youssou N’Dour, one of the greatest voices in African music (or any sort of music, for that matter), has made a reggae album. Actually, I had read a lukewarm review of Dakar-Kingston in the U.K. press last year and wondered two things: whether it was really as unexceptional as […]






CD Review: Rusty Zinn, Manifestation




Rusty, Manifestation [Nine Above Records, 2011] There’s nothing particularly rusty about this guy. He’s got a better-than-average singing voice (he’s even his own harmony section), he knows his way around the guitar (lead, pick and riddim) and his songs deal with love and unity and the Almighty – stuff that never ceases to matter. A […]






CD Reviews: Predator Dub Assassins and P-Dub




Predator Dub Assassins – “” [P Dub Records, 2009] P-Dub – “” [P Dub Records, 2010] I first got to know New York City-based Predator Dub Assassins through the 2007 album “.” It was as solid as the title suggested, a combination of roots rock reggae with a sprinkling of ska, a dash of dancehall, […]






CD Review: Duane Stephenson, Black Gold




Duane Stephenson, Black Gold [VP Records, 2010] Mind you don’t get this record confused with another bearing the same name by reggae singer Toussaint. The only things this Black Gold and that Black Gold have in common are identical titles and great music. And for the sake of further differentiating, here are a few facts […]






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Tom Orr is a Southern California-based writer, voice actor, percussionist and working stiff whose scribblings have tainted several otherwise quality magazines and web sources. His Jah works include providing love and support to his wife Teresa and children Bethany, Shiloh and Elijah.

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