Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus. Nyahbinghi (Cass, Album).
ror Haile Selassie I, also known as Ras Tafari. It will be held a week from tomorrow, Sunday July 23rd, at the Little Ethiopia Cultural Center (thank you for the venue Nikki Legesse!) from 3pm until 6 or 7pm. Address is 1037 South Fairfax, below Olympic Blvd. All ages are welcome, good behavior is required.
Ras Michael & Sons Of Negus - Nyahbinghi. Album style: roots reggae, nyahbinghi Recorded: 1974 First released: 1974. Playlist: Keep Cool Babylon. Rise Ja Ja Children (The Lion Sleeps). Run Come (Throw Away Your Stoney Heart). Come Down (Pomps And Pride). Ja Got The Whole World. Roll Over River Jordan. Cast Them In The Fire. Nyah Man Say. Rasta Man Chant. We're Marching Into Victory. Producer: Tommy Cowan.
Nyahbinghi was a collection of chants and hymns in the style of his Zion disc singles. In 1975, he recorded Rastafari, on which his group was augmented by several well-known reggae musicians. The album’s tight arrangements and excellent songs brought him into the reggae mainstream, but the momentum was lost with 1976’s Tribute To The Emperor with Jazzboe Abubaka and Freedom Sounds. During the late 80s Michael spent a great deal of time teaching drumming. He returned to recording with Zion Train (1988), a mediocre album made without the Sons Of Negus, followed by Know How (1990), a disappointing set which tried to incorporate world music elements.
Michael George Henry, better known as Ras Michael, was born in 1943 and raised in the rasta community at St. Mary’s, Jamaica. At a young age he mastered the traditional art of hand-drumming and in the mid 60s he formed The Sons Of Negus Churchical Host, a group of singers and drummers chosen from among his fellow brethren. After regularly performing at Rasta gatherings (also called grounations) he financed a number of recordings such as Lion of Judah, Ethiopian National Anthem and Salvation, which he issued on his own Zion Disc label. With the Sons of Negus he recorded an album (Love Thy Neighbor) with Perry at the Black Ark. Ras Michael has recorded 26 albums over the span of his career. He has received much international recognition for both his musical and spiritual contributions.
michael & the sons of negus.