Album review
Lion Of Zion Entertainment
January 3 - 2003

Tracking list

  1. Cannot Hide
  2. Guiltiness (Intro)
  3. Hiding Place
  4. Lion Of Zion
  5. Gravity
  6. For The Record (Intro)
  7. Visions Of The Father (featuring 'Imisi)
  8. Dub Of The Father
  9. Rest My Soul
  10. Rise And Shine (Intro)
  11. Here Comes The Morning
  12. This Is The Day (Outro)
  13. Colossians 3:16
  14. Kingdoms In Conflict
  15. The Telephone Game (Intro)
  16. Hypocritical System
  17. On A Personal Note... (Intro)
  18. Broken-Down Communication
  19. Arise
  20. Channel Surfing (Intro)
  21. Only Way
  22. My Sustenance
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)

Vocals : 4 Backing : 4/5 Production : 4/5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 5

Christafari has been a trailblazer, pioneering a new genre of Christian reggae in the US. With their blending of traditional roots reggae mixed with contemporary dancehall reggae they have proclaimed the Gospel of Jesus Christ clearly with relevance to this generation. Christafari was founded by Mark Mohr (lead vocalist, producer, key songwriter and spokesperson) in 1989. Now an ordained Pastor, Mark is joined on stage by his wife, Vanessa, a vocalist, dancer and choreographer who has been with the band since 1992. In 1990 Mark Mohr started the mission organization “Jamaica for Jesus” through which he leads teams to the island for street evangelism, outreach concerts, backstage witnessing at Sunsplash, and teaching Vacation Bible School. Christafari also represents the Child Sponsorship Organization Food for the Hungry International.
Four years since their last original studio recording, 'WordSound&Power', Christafari comes up with a hard-hitting, highly anticipated fifth career release called 'Gravity'. The album is deeply rooted in the traditional reggae sound--a sound further enhanced by the addition of three female backup singers reminiscent of the late Bob Marley's "I-Three's." True to Christafari’s signature sound, there are plenty of horn glazed tracks with live instruments, tasty keyboard and electric guitar licks, and rootsy acoustic guitar melodies. But there's more. Christafari has used influences from a lot music styles such as ska, dancehall, soca, salsa, hip-hop, Latin, and calypso. The result is a varied, yet well balanced concept album of social commentary, praise and worship. Though this album has its light side, the message is a sober offering of hope and healing to those in turmoil. There are no breaks in this nonstop album. The tracks are weaved together seamlessly via interlude segments that capture the mood and message of the songs very well.
Recommended gospel reggae stuff !

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