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SHOK WAVE is your weekly new REGGAE music blog. SHOK WAVE finds music that is out there in the form of Reggae, Dancehall, Soca, Ska, Dub, Reggae Rock & anything else musical with a Caribbean origin and in any language.

Here is what we found this week.......Enjoy!

Instead of not doing a blog this week we decided to list a bunch of good songs that released. I did not find anything great just good. Maybe this should be the start of an additional playlist? What do you think?


Black Prophet "Osu"
Black Prophet, the global reggae artist from Ghana, has announced the release of his latest album, “From Osu.” The album features 14 new tracks that showcase Black Prophet’s unique blend of reggae and African rhythms. “From Osu” is a tribute to Black Prophet’s hometown, a neighborhood in Accra, Ghana, known for its vibrant music scene.The album is a celebration of African culture and talks about the beautiful traditions of Ghana. “I wanted to create an album that reflects the spirit of Osu and the struggles that we face as Africans,” said Black Prophet. “But at the same time, I wanted to highlight the beauty and resilience of our people and our culture.”Black Prophet’s music is known for its socially conscious themes, and “From Osu” is no exception. The album touches on social issues while also celebrating African unity and resilience. Our stand out tracks include include the single 'Black Angel' which has a nice video. A nice tribute to the African woman. 'Sayo' is where Black Prophet lives and this is roots rock reggae to elevate his people and then goes to what almost sounds like 'Guess Who's Coming To Dinner.' Last selection is 'Rudie' that stands out with a nice mellow groove about a young man that needs to change his life.
Various Artists "Celebrating Jamaica 61"
The whole idea behind the album is to celebrate the music that is authentically Jamaican, especially over the past 61 years. Reggae is world renowned. There are two posthumous songs one from Gregory Isaacs recorded in 2009 and Dennis Brown 1995. Recorded by Jamaica's best musicians you name them they are on there.
An album to celebrate 61 years of Independence for Jamaica, Tad' Records shows the freedom of song on this nice album. Our favorite is Screwdriver's 'Celebration Time.' Lyrically not typical of this man. There's notheg wrong with what he says, He jut usually keeps it utlra clean. even though it's by no means dirty. Screwdriver, who we have not heard from in too long, is done on Bob Andy's 'Desperate Lover' riddim, which is a favorite in its self. Mr Lindo's song is the only song that truly is about the 'Celebration Time.' Then the legend Geogre Nooks sings 'So Nice to Be With You.' A lover's rock style tune and sung so smoothly by George. Made popular by the American band The Monkees.





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