Pablo Moses


Pablo Moses, 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 THE WAY.
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 Chung.
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 Clive Hunt.
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 Connected.
Pablo Moses has toured extensively in Canada, U.S.A. South America, Central America, Europe and Scandinavia and some Caribbean Countries.
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.



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