Ras Marcus Benjamin and the Nyabinghi Warriors
Zion Way Recordings
3 out of 5 stars
As a musical release, Dub Talking doesn’t break any new ground. There’s some solid reggae included here, and some of the full-chorus harmonies are engaging and beckon sing-alongs.
But the real meat of the CD is the poetry of Ras Marcus Benjamin, who spends the disc giving praise to Jah, Marley, Gandhi, Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr. The whole recording is a live, “from the floor” project that features 40 different spoken word pieces with the Nyabinghi session drummers and chanters supporting “Benji’s” poems, many of which come from his self-published book that shares the album’s name.