Tropical Records is setting up releases by one of the top reggae legends in the world, Mabrak’s Roots Man is set to hit stores on October 6th.
Along with renowned reggae percussionists like Sly Dunbar, there is not too many Jamaican styled drumming artists has created such international critical acclaim than the versatile reggae legend, Mabrak. The drumming legend is an icon today within the Jamaican World Music and Reggae Community and throughout the entire world of reggae music, Mabrak has single handedly carved out his legendary status in what is a career spanning decade. Mabrak was initially touted as the world music and reggae drumming champion before he started releasing his music with Tropical records. His award winning acclaimed instrumental Drum Talk CD is also being released and repackaged next month at Tropical. The label is also releasing a full length live CD, a Live Video on DVD and as a Video Download with strategic partner, Amazon (Amazon Videos On-Demand). And, Don Lichterman’s world music and reggae record label is also releasing Mabrak’s The Roots Man CD as a front line CD on October 6th.
Mabrak’s roots music is some of the most incredible mixes of reggae and soul and his amalgamation of reggae, world, soul, R&B, dancehall, and roots rock elements into a solid sound inspired by the best artists in reggae music history. Don Lichterman, the head of Tropical Records says that Mabrak is “one of the most consistent reggae artists in the world and he really delivered a lot of incredible music to the label.” “This Roots man album is a classic,” says Lichterman “with 6 or 7 songs that are now being played on the radio and that are being considered for television shows and film and honestly, this is one of those albums that needs to be out for the reggae aficionado around the world.” Lichterman goes onto say that “what is best about Leroy (Mabrak) is that he has already brought us live material which I love, live concert videos which is being featured at Amazon and then also an award winning instrumental album all coming out before thanksgiving his year.”
“Come Sister Come” is the first single being worked to world music and radio stations around the world. "RootsMan," the song is the perfect reggae styled ballad and the entire CD recording is a cohesive classic reggae album. Mabrak's material at times is fundamental many senses and considering his repertoire, and when he is grooving with his drums, it’s very easy to see that Mabrak is obviously one of the top reggae artists in the world. Such is the case with the rest of the songs on the Roots man CD. Especially on songs like the dancehall-rhythmic "Jah Love s forever," and with songs like "Envy & Jealousy," and "Blackbird.” The title track meanwhile is exceptional, like roots reggae styled song should sound like and Mabrak’s soulful infused vocals and melodies are what make Mabrak the legendary reggae music artist.
This Roots Man CD is set to hit stores on October 6th and the live album and live video comes out this month on September 22. The world famous award winning Drum Talk CD will be re releases in mid November. There are also plans to re4klease more Mabrak material before spring next year. All of the songs on the Roots man CD contain Mabrak’s soulful vocals along with incredible harmonies with that subtle soul influence and even a touch of R&B. Mabrak is a classic reggae artist and his music makes up classic reggae tunes and Mabrak adds in many world music influences in the mix. (Don) Lichterman’s goal is to make sure everyone knows that Mabrak is a legendary reggae music artist. And, the label is confident that his already classics will make up what is common place within the popular reggae music culture and society.
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