Roots Dub

From Ishaka’s 1983 collection De Word.

Roots Dub
(for Bob)

Reggae musik
ah Jah-Jah music
never never never
you abuse it

Riddim
of a Cultural start
pluckin
at the strings of yo heart
Riddim
of poetical learning
look an see
de youth dem education

Reggae musik
ah rata music
never never never
you confuse it

Riddim
of a heartical feeling
righteous
is the works in revealin
riddim
just ah chant out culture
keep away
de wicked and de vulture

Dis musik
ah Jah-Jah musik
never never never
you refuse it
it
lyrical!
critical!
poetical!
some say cynical!
some ball political!
it jus clinical
like a baby’s umbilical!

Ishaka

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