born in Jamaica as Pableto Henry, released his first album in
1975, REVOLUTIONARY DREAM (issued in the United States by UA
Records as I love I Bring ).l> a university trained poet,"
according to the Village Voiced Carol Cooper, Moses articulated
his rastafarian ideology with unprecedented political frankness in
a high pitched, horn-like voice over rhythms and harmonies laid
down by keyboardist/ producer Geoffrey Chung. Signing with Mango
Records, Moses collaborated with Chung five years later to produce
his follow up, 1980's A SONG. a subtle answer to the fire his
debut effort. In 1981, Pablo Moses issued his third album, PAVE
By then, Moses had amassed a huge following in Jamaica, Europe,
North America and Japan. Moses' rastafarian themes the crusade
against injustice, inequality, greed, racism, war, the pillage of
nature were and are universal in their scope. In 1983, Moses
signed with Alligator Records to release IN THE FUTURE .
amplifying his political and social message with rock stylistics
and the use of electronic instrumentation like the synthesizer and
vocader. Moses expanded and deepened his sound and rhetoric with
1985's TENSION and 1987's LIVE TO LOVE.
WE REFUSE . Pablo Moses' Profile debut and his first album in
three and a half years, is a lyrical response to the political
climate of the eighty's seen as " good times ": by those who've
closed their eyes to the underlying realities of poverty and
racism, now unraveling in the '90s.
" In this album" says Moses,'' I say what I 've said all along,
only in a modified mood, more straightforward. I refuse the
Babylonian ways of society, the bully-istic attitudes. Jah made
everyone with different cultures and colors just as he made
different types of birds and plants for beautification."
Musically, the new album represents Pablo Moses' attempt to reach
out to the "now generation" of younger reggae fans who've grown up
listening to the dancehall style. Says Moses:
I try to adapt to changing styles of music. I'm trying to reach
the dancehall crowd not just with the beat, but with a message
that is cultural and sociologically connected, with songs like
"BAD BOY" and "CHARLIE".
We refuse also features "LOVE IS A THING <( a duet between Moses
and his young daughter Tashe, and the songs " UNDER YOUR SPELL"
and "IN SOUTH AFRICA."
The album was produced by Pablo Moses and premier reggae
keyboardist Robbie Lyn, and mixed by Steven Stanley and Geoffrey
Then in 1993 Pablo Moses sign with Musicdisc of France doing
albums " THE CONFESSION OF A RASTAMAN" along the same vein as
Revolutionary Dream , A song , Pave The Way in one. After that
emerge the album " MISSION" one of the best work since
Revolutionary Dream, both albums was produce by Pablo Moses and
During the association with Musicdisc , he release a compilation
by the name of the best of Pablo Moses with songs from the LPs
LIVE TO LOVE, TENSION, IN THE FUTURE, WE REFUSE and a re- release
of Revolutionary Dream in Europe, simultaneously in North America
by Shanachie Records.
In 1997 Pablo re- release "IN THE FUTURE PLUS
DUBS", through Tabou I and Nite an Day, in Europe.
Now after more than 20 years, in 1998 Pablo release a live album
recorded in Paris France, while on tour. Distributed by Media 7 in
France and Heart Beat in Holland, Germany etc.
Pablo Moses remain one of the most original out- spoken roots
reggae artist in Jamaica after more than 20 years, still throwing
out lyrics that is Sociologically, Political and Culturally
Pablo Moses has toured extensively in Canada, U.S.A. South
America, Central America, Europe and Scandinavia and some
In November 1998 Tabou I. And Media 7 will release "PAVE THE WAY "
in Europe and U.S.A. at the same time he'll be preparing new songs
for his upcoming album.
Pablo Moses is a teacher, father and a Revolutionary who never and
will never deter from the path that he has taken as a voice of the
poor and oppress people in the world.