CAPLETON: IL SUO ANTHEM “JAH JAH CITY” COMPIE 20 ANNI

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E’ il 1999 quando la scena new roots viene positivamente scossa dalla scarica di adrenalina di un pezzo come “Jah Jah City”.

A cantarla è Fyahman Capleton che grazie a quel pezzo entra di diritto nella nuova scena “conscious” della musica jamaicana poi suggellata dall’arrivo l’anno successivo del suo album “More Fyah”.

Venti anni dopo quel brano resta tra i più amati e apprezzati dell’artista, perfetta unione tra vibrazioni e istanze sociali e spirituali, che ne fanno un manifesto di grande importanza del messaggio Bobo Dread.

Ancora oggi “Jah Jah City” è un passaggio obbligato nei concerti di Capleton, spesso proposta nei bis così da regalare alla massive energia e ricordi indelebili.

Lyrics:

Jah Jah city Jah Jah town
Dem want fi turn it in a cow boy town now….

I&I say life I&I promote to the highest level
(better know)
So we just burn them evil concept
Cause we ah say death is a destruction to the humanity
You see what me a say?
(better know)
Unno watch here now nah

Check dis Jah!

[Crs1]
Jah Jah city, Jah Jah town
Dem want fi turn it in a cow boy town now
Unno look here now
Jah Jah city, Jah Jah town
Dem waan fi turn in a dead man town now
Unno look here now

[Verse 1]
Well Mr. John Crow draw coffin John Brown
We nuh waan no more dead-ina town
Mr. Happy got so lucky trigger happy yow
We no want no more dead body
Well Mr. Joe kill quick, we nuh want no more hit
We nuh want no more grave we no want no more casket
Well life we promote which is righteousness
Sodom get a lick!
Unno look here now!

[Crs1]
Jah Jah city, Jah Jah town
Dem want fi turn it in a cow boy town now
Unno look here now
Bloody city, bloody town
Dem waan fi turn in a rude boy town now
Unno look here now

[Verse 2]
Dem ah tell me how dem cold
Big forty five
Fi shoot down dem brother mold
Nuff ah dem say dem cold like up ah the north pole
So dem shoot down the young, shoot down the old
Shoot down the puss an all the dog and the fole
Every weekend them tek a next payroll
Out of man pocket dem shoot out billfold
Dis Marcus Garvey nuff head haffi go roll
Look here now

[Repeat Hook]

[Verse 3]
Them think dem reach the ultimate
But dem nah reach nowhere yet
Dem get caught in a internet
And society ah tell dem dem ah intellect:
Dem promote too much death
Unno look here now

[Repeat Hook]

Marcus Garvey say:
Ten miles outta the city
It ah go get too shitty
Warn Mr. John and me go warn Ms. Mitty
Warn all the shotter an me go warn all the hitty
Nuff ah dem say kill man without pity
Wrong kind of sip me all go ketch dem ah sippy
True, dem licky licky, dem sicky
Rastafari judgement will slew all…

[Hook]

Send me go trod down inna di east
Tell dem fi hold di peace
We nuh waan no more coffin, we nuh waan no more hit
Well life we ah promote fi mek de ghetto youth see’t
Life you no fi breach
Watch here now

[Hook]

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