Ras Marcus Benjamin and the Nyabinghi Warriors ‘Dub Talking’

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Ras Marcus Benjamin and the Nyabinghi Warriors

Dub Talking

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.

 

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