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IR55: Sankara Dub Resurgence • Drawing On Ancestral Knowledge

A new four track mini album with over twenty minutes of music available on Bandcamp, and now for FREE DOWNLOAD here on Dubdem.

 

 

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Wire Cutter (Live Mix)

 

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Perfect Black Light

 

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Two Thousand Season Dub

 

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Revolution Dub

 

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Reviews

IR55 reviews

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Dr Das • Asian Dub Foundation

 

This is an African Subversion of western conventions in music production and by extension a trashing of stereotypes of clean, tourist friendly sounds and colonial consumer orientated culture.

 

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Syrphe magazine ( Berlin)

 

Excellent industrial dub. The release includes four heavy bass and distorted dub tracks with political lyrics, recorded in Kampala. Sankara Future Dub Resurgence is a trio made of Ras Isaacs (percussions), Ras Charles (dj), Kabaka labartin Klacity (vocals) featuring Indonesian guest vocalist Nina and Dhangsha.

 

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Cultures Of Resistance

 

This is futuristic african music guided by ancestral knowledge and we can't stop loving it!

 

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Republic Kalakuta Radio Show .Switzerland

 

❝Two Thousand Seasons❞ by Sankara Future Dub Resurgence is magnificent!

 

 

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Paul Chivers aka Ramjac Corporation

 

This is transcontinental dub noize in an international feedback loop. This is wicked.

 

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Alistair Johnson host of UK radio podcast

"Ship Of Bombs"

 

I have never heard anything like this.

 

 

 

Infos and lyrics

 

Featuring Uganda musicians:

Ras Isaac

Ras Charles

Kabaka Klacity

 

 

Special appearances by: 

Joshua Black Alibet

Apachita

 

 

Tracks 2, 3 and 4 mixed by: 

Dhangsha

 

All tracks mastered by: 

Ramjac

 

 

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1. Wire Cutter (Live Mix)

 

This track was a completely live improvised performance as Ras Isaac, Ras Charles and Kabaka Labartin Klacity flowed alongside an electronic composition created by Dhangsha.


Guided by  the Guardian of the Way & Ancestral spirits they create a live dub mix which not only celebrates music but fully joyously and fearlessly embraces moments of silence. As IR states in one of its art poster "In Silence We Prepare." Moments of silence are often hallmarks of IR recordings.


Usually in the video some of these moments of silence are marked by images taken by IR of some special spiritual places and ceremonies. For example, the living tree in Eritrea that has a small church with a statue of a Black Mary inside the tree trunk as well as images from traditional Oromo spiritual ceremony taken near Ambo in Ethiopia where IR witnessed women go into trance during zar ceremonies. The moments of silence are alsomarked by the appearance of visuals showing fearless musicians like Dr Das, Detroit techno renegades like Underground Resistance (UR ) and eclectic experimental composer Laraaji. Joshua BLACK Alibet and Ramjac later added some magic audio.

 

 

 

As we contemplate
That which is outside
Time and space
This dhangsha track is what we use
To meditate

 

They attempt to wrap us in barb wire
Confine us
Define us
Stigmatize us

 

We use our wire cutter
To escape
So we can alter the mindscape

 

We only fear
the collapse of the imagination
Stagnation
A lack of indignation
At human rights violations

 

We will never respect borders
They aren't of our making

 

Yes I conspire
Yes I seek to inspire
Yes I move with guile
Underground resistance
My style

 

We only fear
Fear itself
We only fear a collapse of the imagination

 

We use the wire cutter to reveal
There is life that comes from truth
There is life that comes from truth

 

 

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2. Perfect Black Light

 

The video for "Perfect Black Light” is far removed from downtown nightclubs, EDM festivals, and other the places we usually associate with underground and experimental electronic music. Instead, it takes you deep into the kireka neighbourhood in Kampala and the location where the music was recorded. This is a neighbourhood that has its food market, corner shops, plots where people plant food, a school for the children. A simple place of day to day living - struggle and survival - in this African city.

 

During the rehearsals for the filming of the video IR witnessed a beautiful scene in the yard. In the middle of a conversation with Kabaka about sacred ancestral places around Lake Nalubaale IR caught something out of the corner of our eyes.

An eight year old girl whose mother makes and sells banana pancakes in the space adjoining the yard was watching rehearsals. People told that she came to rehearsals every day she just loved the music.The mix for Perfect Black Light was put on the sound system speakers that was set up in the yard. Out of the corner of our eye we saw the little girl start dancing in perfect timing  to this experimental music track!

 

In another corner of the yard people were sitting around a fire that going listening to the music that was playing and chatting among themselves.

 

After the Sankara Future Dub Resurgence track a roots reggae track by Gregory Isaac's was put on and this was followed by a heavy instrumental dub  track by Augustus Pablo and then a experimental beatless noise track from the Dhangsa cassette "Future Tense " and throughout the evening this musical cycle would be repeated.

 

Different musical styles from roots to experimental noise music played as a soundtrack to daily living as people prepared and cooked food, laughed, chatted and most importantly enjoyed music.

 

You can an watch the video for this track which was filmed at the Dub Museum in Kampala Uganda where this track was recorded. The video which was directed by Sozi Joesph, cinematography by Patrick Twine and edited by Joshua BLACK Alibet.You will be able to see the humble garage and yard in the Kireki neighbourhood where The musicians from Uganda Ras Isaac,Ras Charles and Kabaka Labartin Klacity recorded vocals and percussion to the fearless electronic noise composition by Dhangsha. Apachita who is of indigenous Mapuche/Dene ancestry recorded her vocals in Turtle Island and relayed them to Uganda where they were integrated into the mix.

 

This is the same Apachita that is referred to in the track "Two Thousand Seasons Dub " when Kabaka at the end of the track says "Apachita, We See You Now with the dub warrior spirit, Keep it alive Apachita, you are the youngest warrior globally, we recognize your presence down here in Africa, much love and respect, Big up Apachita generation, future dub generation".

 

 

 

Normally when the people want to do a blessing for someone

they say
Imagine them covered in white light


But I reflect
But what about black light

A perfect black light
Cuz black is positive and beautiful
With perfect black light


I bless the child so she might do right
In perfect black light
I raise the fist


Defiant silhouette in the night
In perfect black light
I easily find the pathway


To do right
In perfect black light
I see the dub seedlings grow
Apachita generation


Jah know


In the perfect black light
I put on headphones
To listen to black noise
Emphasise the bass
Dhangsha


Epitomes my taste
Re Wild
Re Define
Re Design

 

Thoughts from a Black anarchist mind

 

In a perfect black light
Revolution


My ultimate delight
creation is the way


That's what I say
Deep Underground Beauty
Revealed in a perfect black light

 

 

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3. Two Thousand Seasons Dub 

 

As the intro to this track states "This is future dub for the liberation of the people of West Papua. This is coming to you live from in front of Lake Lake Nalubaale in Uganda .The music is by Dhangsha with dub inspiration from the book" Two Thousand Seasons" by Ayi Kwei Armah . This track is in memory of the indigenous writer ,photographer and publisher Greg Young ing who not only fought against colonialism but always encouraged people to think on future dub while staying connected to ancestral knowledge".

 

This is a musical lyrical meditation on colonialism past and present which is why the track starts and finishes with reference to the struggle of the indigenous people of West Papua to liberate themselves from modern day Indonesian colonialism.

 

The poem starts off talking about how colonialists started the practice of using" Black "to describe something evil and then how life got hard and difficult for the original people's of the land.


The next paragraph talks about those original peoples who collaborated with the colonialists and who in the process gave up their minds and critical thinking but in exchange colonialists let them live. Maafa is a term referring to the African holocaust when millions of Africans were killed during the slave trade.
We are making the point that in many ways colonialism still exists.


Chagos islands are British colony up to these present times and just recently in February 2019 the United Nations declared that Britain was colonising the country illegally and must give it up. Indigenous discolation is a reference to the various indigenous people forced off their land to make way for so called "modernisation projects ". 


Then there is a commentary on modern day life where people are turned into zombies trying to rush and fit into the system; a system geared only to destruction. Then we address the issue of land for African and indigenous people how we had our own land. Land that was rightfully ours. Land we didn't get from trickery, violence or deceit .


But now the irony is some Africans have turned into migrants
risking their lives to cross scorching deserts. some ending up in slave markets in Libya being sold as slaves and then if they manage to escape that drowning at sea trying to cross from Africa to Europe. So then we say well we always have had our land and we do have our land .A place where we were always welcomed where we could rejuvenate ourselves and be whole.


So then in this modern age we ask where are the people content with the simplicity of their lives .Where are those who are content with silience.
Living their life unhurried by the present.


The last two paragraphs are about the direction we can take
Connecting past and future , the importance of reprocity ..Giving not just taking And having a purpose of life and the importance of the revolt when necessary as we describe it


"The beautiful music of revolt"

We give deep dub thanks to Nina the Indonesian sistren for the translation of "Free West Papua " that was recorded for the track, the Ethiopian sistren Her△n for the dub she contributed towards this creation and to the author Ayi Kwei Armah who wrote a classic book "Two Thousand Seasons".You can purchase the book here from the author's own publishing house: http://stores.bbkwan.com/two-thousand-seasons

 

 

 

Intro
❝This is future dub for the liberation of the people of West Papua
This is coming to you live from in front of Lake Lake Nalubaale in Uganda .The music is by Dhangsha with dub inspiration from the book" Two Thousand Seasons."This track is in memory of the indigenous writer ,,photographer and publisher Greg Young ing who not only fought against colonialism but always encouraged people to think on future dub while staying connected to ancestral knowledge"
Two Thousand Seasons Dub

 

Our very colour the colonialists turned into the name for evil
From this poison there was no rapid wake up

 

Those who killed their own mind were spared their body
A people deaf to purpose are lost
From maafa to present day Chagos islands
We know the poison still continues

 

We see you now
Those with
Fidelity to those who spit on you
Dirty with the ash of the oppressors context
A people deaf to purpose are lost
Hurrying on the rush to destruction

Where are the guardians of the way
Where are the people content with the simplicity of their lives
Where are the people at ease with silience
This land is ours

 

This has always been our land
Where we began
With its sweet waters of welcome
Here we continue to flow from
And it is here we return to
Foundation restoration
Joining earth and sky again
❨Swahili translation)

Where are the guadians of the way
Where are the people content with the simplicity of their lives
Where are the people at ease with silience

❨Swahili translation❩

 

A people sure of the past
Unhurried by the present
A future where the unadorned present is cherished

 

The way is creation
Avoiding the temptation to just become takers
Healers and those who see the future with dub imagination
Are
Called to link memory with prophecy
Called to pass on the truth of our origins
Called on to transmit dub visions of purpose
The way is creation

 

The beautiful music of revolt

 

❨Swahili translation ❩

Apachita, We See You Now with the dub warrior spirit, Keep it alive Apachita, you are the youngest warrior globally, we recognize your presence down here in Africa, much love and respect, Big up Apachita generation, future dub generation.


Last words in track is Nina saying in Indonesian Bahasa
"Free West Papua"

 

 

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4. Revolution Dub 

 

This is the primarily instrumental version of the track Perfect Black Light .This is a musical meeting of the fearless electronic noise compositions of Dhangsha meeting the ancestral knowledge and dub of the Ugandan musicians known as Sankara Future Dub Resurgence.


Apachita who is of indigenous Mapuche/Dene ancestry recorded her vocals in Turtle Island and relayed them to Uganda where they were integrated into the mix. Dhangsha emphasises her vocal exhorting Revolution with heavy reverb fitting to the dub roots of this track. This is the same Apachita that is referred to in the track "Two Thousand Seasons Dub " when Kabaka at the end of the track says:


 

 

 

 

"Apachita,

We See You Now with the dub warrior spirit,

Keep it alive Apachita,

you are the youngest warrior globally,

we recognize your presence down here in Africa,

much love and respect,

Big up Apachita generation,

future dub generation."

 

 

Mixed by Dhangsha.
Mastered by Ramjac.
Guest vocals by Apachita.
Percussion by Ras Isaac.
Uganda sound engineering by Ras Isaac and Ras Charles.

Final track mixed by Dhangsha.

 

 

 

 

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+ FREE DOWNLOAD West Papua resistance music

 

 

 

 

IR54: If Thomas Sankara & Fela Kuti were here they would say:
FREE WEST PAPUA 

 

A new four track mini album with over twenty minutes of music. 
[Novo mini-álbum com quatro faixas e mais de vinte minutos de música].

 

 

 

 

 

IR3: FUCK BABYLON

 

Download tune recorded from original 7" vinyl.
(Baixe a música gravada diretamente do vinil de 7"). 

 

 

 

We urge folks to check out the Dhangsha cassette "Future Tense ":

 

 

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