It is time to present some conscious dancehall from the island nation Trinidad & Tobago: Marlon Asher
Thanks & praise
here is some info from Marlon’s webpage:
“The name “Asher” was derived from the 12 tribes of Israel and “Asher” is the tribe which represents December and the spirit of Christ.
His musical style is that of a conscious reggae artist and he cites Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and Barrington Levy as some of his musical mentors. Marlon feels that reggae touches his soul and he wants to communicate that extension of spiritual soulfulness with the world. His messages are easily conveyed through the poignant lyrics in his songs “Blessings”, “Give Thanks & Praises”, “Love of Jah” and “ Fit & Strong”
On November 1st, 2007, Marlon Asher took home the COTT Award (Copyright Organization of Trinidad & Tobago) for best Reggae/Dancehall Artist. It was Asher’s second nomination but his first win.” …. Continue reading more at Marlon Asher’s home page or show your support and follow tour dates and other info on Marlon’s facebook page or by a tune or two at itunes Marlon Asher
Marlon Asher is a Trinidadian reggae singer from Enterprise, Chaguanas. His first hit was “Ganja Farmer” and later went on to release three more popular reggae songs, his latest being “Fit and Strong”.
Marlon Asher grew up in Enterprise Street, Chaguanas. He was a member of the Mount Ararat Spiritual Baptist Church Choir and later converted to Rastafari.
Asher was a pioneer of the Trinidadian reggae movement and his first song Ganja Farmersparked controversy in his country despite being a run away hit. In an exclusive interview with the Trinidad and Tobago Express, he answered his critics by explaining what the song meant to him. (read more under the video below)
Love of Jah
Cryin out for Love
“I was never a farmer, but I have friends who are and seeing what they have to go through when police burn their fields inspired me to create the song. People must understand that planters have mouths to feed and this is how they earn a living to do so. Putting aside the fact that herb is life and everything else about that, when you think about the work and money a man puts into his field and then see it being burnt, it’s not easy,”
“Herb is not for everyone. It have people who will smoke and trip. My music is not about promoting hate and violence, it’s about uplifting people. I may not be able to change the world, but I can lead people into thinking differently about life and living with each other. Also, the lyrics in the song that tell about the rocket launcher, does not mean that people should kill police. I am showing the anger that a farmer has inside when he sees his field being burnt. That anger and frustration is real,”
Asher was once a joiner and a mason but left the trade due to allergies. His left index finger was lost in a sawing accident. He is currently a member of a pan side led by his father Glenford Sobers.
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