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unity and diversity
One World Tribe
14 Reggae World-Beat Funk Latin Hip-Hop tunes
Powerful Reggae World-Beat Funk Latin Hip-Hop Music
Frees Your Mind as it Heals Your Spirit and Rocks the House
The debut release from One World Tribe is now re-issued and available!
These fourteen tracks of hard-hitting jams include the 1999 John Lennon Songwriting Contest World Category Finalist title track Unity and Diversity. Along with twelve originals and a jam over The Meters' Chicken Strut, the Pello El Afrikan classic Maria Caracoles rounds out an eclectic collection of music that remains cohesive despite the stylistic changes.
We've got to fight sometime
So begins the manifesto of One World Tribe's debut CD 'UNITY AND DIVERSITY'.
Assembled by bandleader Kennedy Thompson in 1994, One World Tribe lives up to their album title's description. Unified in their stances on justice for all, freedom of being and spirit, and the oneness of the human existence, the members of the group encompass the globe in background and experience.
How many miles must we march for freedom
Virtually every ethnic group is represented in the makeup of the band, bringing together black and white, Asian, European, African and Latino. Most members met through the band, yet the positive chemistry and true feeling for each other are often commented on by both fans and employers. These people really like each other, and love what they do.
They have taken up the cause of breaking down the divisions between peoples based on race, religion, or social and economic background, so they may have the same joy. In doing so, they realize they have entered the battle, and see that the people need to be readied for the days ahead.
Grab your brother and sister and love 'em
One World Tribe brings the battle home, where each victory is the mental freedom of another soul. The catalysts are in the lyrics, which speak of the way to find this freedom, and in the unity of the group and its purpose.
No Justice, No Peace
Seeing the corruption of current society, they base their values on humanity, not on greed and the allure of money. Should there be a choice, the path is clear. Find your happiness in life, in each other, and in family, not cash.
Mama used to tell me money don't grow on trees
The subject of money brings the opportunity for more questioning, exploring and learning. Understanding how to use it to make the world what we wish it to be becomes the lesson.
Everybody's living day to day
No strangers to the injustices of life today, this also comes out in the music. Expressing the sentiments in Reggae, World Beat, Funk, Latin and Hip-Hop, the positive intent of the band can take the form of showing the injustices for what they are.
No Justice! No Peace!
With the words of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fading with the end of 'No Justice (King's X Remix)', the CD sets a more mellow tone as the title track ends the journey, for the moment. The message remains the same, however. There is room for everyone and everything, as long as unity does not mean an end to diversity.
Unity and Diversity
One World Tribe. Unity and Diversity.
We are One World Tribe, you are One World Tribe, and that is the human family.
Unity and Diversity, 14 tracks of music.
Go Forward (Preach Freedom, Frank Singer) -
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- drums, percussion
- keyboards, sax
- vocals, keyboards, percussion
- lead vocals
Barnetta De Boe
M'Baye Rama Diagne
- vocals, djembe
- vocals, accordian, rubboard
- vocals, keyboards
- keyboards, clinton
D.J. Chilly J.
- background vocals
- saxes, flute