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EPISODE #295
SUN MORNING, 14 JAN 2018

Elijah Salomon

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Curator: Sanjay Mistry
Writer: Sanjay Mistry
Illustrator: William Girault

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This morning we welcome multilingual singer, songwriter and musician, Elijah Salomon. With songs in Swiss German, English, Jamaican Patois, Spanish and French, he represents a culture of co-existence without boundaries based on language, religion or nationality.

While his music has its origins in roots reggae, he has recently complemented it with dub, bossa nova, rap and blues elements. His latest remix album, Dub Ripe Fruit, is a collaboration with the Jamaican band Raging Fyah and Joe Ariwa, the son of dub and reggae legend Mad Professor.

Elijah Salomon’s selection

Dennis Brown – Have You Ever

Elijah Salomon: Dennis Brown is one of my favourite artists of all time and just yesterday I woke up with this song. Perfect music to set the vibe for a chilled Sunday.

Burning Spear – Mi Gi Dem

Elijah Salomon: Burning Spear always gives you an upfull energy—this is one of his many anthems to get up and live!

Damian Marley ft. Stephen Marley – Medication

Elijah Salomon: The vibe right now is time to meditate. Hit song from Damian Marley’s new album ‘Stony Hill’. Takes you high.

MailTape’s selection

Elijah Salomon – Power to the Dub

Sanjay: Not only impressive in its musical diversity, Elijah Salomon’s album is more than just a series of Roots songs—it’s a call to slow down, to exhale and let things run their course and mature into their natural destiny!

Aba-Shanti-I – Tower of Babel

Sanjay: Aba-Shanti-I, former MC for Jah Tubby’s Sound System, is part of the Aba-Shanti Sound System, one of London’s leading roots and dub systems. This is wonderfully meditative with a weighty bass throughout.

Mo’ Kalamity – Darling

Sanjay: Based in Paris, Mónica Tavares’s (Mo’ Kalamity) voice is cool and laid-back, riding atop glossy, elegant yet fiery rhythms by her band, The Wizards.

Kabaka Pyramid – No Capitalist

Sanjay: Keron’s reputation for blending the lyricism of hip-hop with the energy and melody of reggae and dancehall is on full display here: a scathing commentary on the decisions made by Jamaican politicians and neoliberal corporations at the expense of the island’s residents.

That’s it! Thanks for listening and much gratitude to Elijah Salomon for being our guest today, and to William Girault for this episode’s illustration!

Sanjay Mistry.

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Curator: Sanjay Mistry
Writer: Sanjay Mistry
Illustrator: William Girault

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