January 23 - 2005
from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)|
|Vocals : 4/5||Backing : 4/5||Production : 5||Sound quality : 5||Sleeve : 4|
Four years after his fifth album was released, Daweh Congo - who gained many devoted roots fans due to his ever conscious lyrical delivery and slurred, rootsy, mystical baritone style of singing and chanting - finally comes up with a much anticipated brand new cd entitled "Jah Children". Recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica, for producer Andrew "Super" Nash of SuperVibez Production this noteworthy live instrument set features the likes of some of Reggae music's most accomplished musicians, Franklyn "Bubbler" Waul (keyboards), Chris Meredith (Bass), Wilburn "Suiddley" Cole (Drums & Percussions), Earl "Chinna" Smith (Guitar), David Madden (Trumpet), Nambo Morris (Trombone) and Dean Fraser (Sax). The themes of Daweh Congo's songs featured here deal with current events, social strife, life, friendship, love, appreciation, diet, faith and praise. Once again Daweh fully showcases his ability to write lyrics that keeps the listener involved till the end. Musically we're treated to melodic rhythmic reggae keyboard patterns, heavy bass lines, energetic drum patterns and percussions, complimented with melodious guitar riffs and leads, a great brass section, mellow back ground vocals and spiritually inspired Nyabingi drumming. From beginning to end we're treated to a sound and quality that are consistent. The solid to great tunes found on this set are too many to name, but our personal favorites are "Only", "Love & Harmony", "Kindness", "Jah Know", "Dreams" and the title track "Jah Children".Teacher & Mr. T.