Black Gandhi

Black Gandhi band members are from Argentina, Cuba and Netherlands so of course english is not a first language but their lyrics are mainly in english and it simply doesn’t work for them. You sigh in relief when they switch to Spanish. Despite it being a little too light and granola for my taste ( i like grittier reggae) I still couldn’t resist these tracks from their only album Joy, the most popular track being Pateras which was featured in the Putumayo series for Latin Reggae.

When you need some gentle riddims, these will do.

Hombre Cansado

Back to Barbados
Yes it’s in english and it’s a pretty little ditty. Towards the end right before the last chorus, the bass and piano have a little back and forth reminiscent of a spaghetti western –what a pleasant surprise.

Pateras

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