Samstag, 23. September 2017

Brother Resistance - When De Riddum Explode

Born in East Dry River, Trinidad, Brother Resistance became, together with Brother Shortman, the lead singer of the Network Riddum Band, a Trinidadian ensemble, in 1979. They developed a hybrid of soca and rap that they called 'rapso', a genre for which they credited Lancelot Layne as originator. Considered subversive by the authorities, the band's rehearsal space and offices were destroyed by the police in June 1983.
The group released their first album, Roots of de Rapso Rhythm, in 1984, which was followed by Rapso Explosion and Rapso Takeover in 1985 and 1986 respectively. International performances brought recognition from overseas, changing the attitude of the T&T government, who selected Brother Resistance as their cultural delegate to the World Festival of Youth and Students in Korea.

He appeared at New York's 'New Music Festival' in 1992 and in 1993 at the International Dub Poetry Festival in Toronto.


Brother Resistance - When De Riddum Explode
(256 kbps, front cover included)

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