Under One Sun

by Brina

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Brina is a new voice of World Roots Reggae Music from Jamaica, an artiste steeped in the sounds and rhythms of her Jamaican culture. With the release of this incredible debut album “Under One Sun”, Brina is ready to share her music with the world.

Under One Sun features Jamaican legends Toots Hibbert (of Toots and the Maytals) guest vocals, and Sly Dunbar (of Sly and Robbie) on Drums. The quality of the songs and music, combined with Brina’s talent and sincerity drew many great musicians, eager to be part of this album.

The seeds for Under One Sun were planted in 2007 when Brina met Kieran C Murray, a Scottish musician living in Jamaica. This meeting of minds and cultures sparked a flow of creativity and they began writing songs together. It was now time for Brina to record her debut album, truly representing the talent and creativity that exists in Jamaica. Descended from The Maroons, Brina’s deep connection with drums and African music is as natural as her vocal expressions of freedom and justice. Her desire is to fuse together elements of her rich cultural and musical heritage using Reggae, Nyabinghi and other musical styles from the African diaspora; singing of justice, equality, liberation, oneness and love. Brina's songs bring a positive healing message to the world.

Using driftwood from the Caribbean, Kieran and Brina built a small Tribal Global Studio in their cottage in Stony Hill on the mountains above Kingston, here the recording and production of the album began. This was in 2009. They tracked live drums and bass at Bob Marley’s world famous Tuff Gong recording studio, drums with Sly Dunbar at Anchor Studios and Grafton Studio for the live horn sessions. Memorable vocal sessions were recorded in Jamaica’s mystical Blue Mountains. Some drum and guitar sessions were recorded in Columbia and California through the internet, lending a truly global dimension to the project. Between hurricanes, tropical storms and loud street sound systems the rest of the album was tracked in the Tribal Global Studio. Recording was completed in the summer of 2010, final mixing and mastering completed in 2011.

The full album credits read like a who’s who of some of Jamaica’s finest musicians including: Sly Dunbar on drums, Jubba White, Jallanzo, and Luke Dixon of Dubtonic Kru on drums, guitar and keyboards respectively. Rupert Bent III and Omar Francis on guitars, Michael ‘Ibo’ Cooper of Third World, Demar Gayle of Raging Fyah, Sheldon Bernard, Stephen Maxwell and Jerome Tulloch on pianos & keyboards. Dean Fraser, Nambo Robinson and Dwight Richards on Horns. Calvin Mitchell and Phillip Supersad on Nyabinghi hand drums. Kieran C Murray played Bass Guitar and also produced the album. From other corners of the globe, L.A. producer John Barnes III was integral in vocal production, Canadian Guitarist/Producer JB Eckl (Santana, War) on guitar, the renowned Afro-Caribbean drummer Istvan Dely from Columbia on percussions and Paul Gonzales from the USA added some Latin funk flavours on drums. Two tracks ‘Listen’ and ‘Real Reggae Music’ were mixed in Jamaica by Errol Brown (Bob Marley, Ziggy Marley) and released in 2010. The rest of the album was mixed in Los Angeles by Jon Rezin (Santana, Maroon 5)

With Brina’s incredible and powerful voice and songs backed up by this stellar line up of musicians, Brina's iconic debut album will delight lovers of music and reggae worldwide. This album will take you on a musical journey, with the classic sounds of; Roots Rock Reggae, rocked up Nyabinghi, classic One Drop Riddims, acoustic Nyabinghi drumming and chanting with a rural Jamaican gospel style, Funky Pop Rock, Rocking Dub, African, Latin and Brazilian grooves. Like many classic Jamaican albums embraced by fans of myriad musical genres, this album embraces all the diverse musical influences mentioned, while effortlessly staying firmly rooted in the Reggae tradition.

Brina believes that music is a universal language crossing all borders, a powerful force that will help bring about the dream - the oneness of humanity - to millions of people around the globe. “Under One Sun” will place Roots Reggae Music with a spiritual message on the world map. The release of this incredible album allows Brina to share her music with the world and should not be missed.

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released 12 April 2012
Produced by Kieran C Murray for Tribal Global Productions. Please see individual tracks for full credits.

Artwork by Chungknight.

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Brina is a new voice of World Roots Reggae Music from Jamaica, an artiste steeped in the sounds and rhythms of her Jamaican culture sharing her music with the world.

Brina's sound fuses together elements of her rich cultural and musical heritage using Reggae, Nyabinghi and other musical styles from the global African Diaspora.
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Track Name: Real Reggae Music
Let’s get it right, let’s not fight, let’s unite, tonight

Chorus
I’m singing real reggae music
It’s coming straight from mi heart
Lets unite, sweet Jamaicans.
Come on and unite, sweet Africans
No more war in your minds
No more walls that divide
(repeat x1)

Leaders no want fi unite
Dat’s why I choose no sides
Believing their ideas are the only truths
No want fi lose dem seats in high positions
Defending it at all costs
Causing! Civil unrest, confusion and bloodshed
I nah disturb the law or treat a brother or sister wrong
My party is a musical party
We conquer, spiritually

Chorus

The problems of our societal disintegration
Needs a new spiritual remediation
Let’s take a look at our situation
I see no hope for the next generation
If we nuh gi dem the solution
Tell dem! God is one, man is one and all the religions agree
If we learn these three onenesses
What we’ll have is world unity

Extended Chorus
…….Unite one global iration
Unite you Americans
Unite one love vibration
Unite you Asians

Hear me sing with the songs of birds,
The wind that speaks, the sound of truth
He is my peace, when troubles roar
Bahá’u’lláh sees he knows
Like the breath I need to breathe
So world peace must be.

Chorus
Track Name: Feet Don't Fail Me Now
The less you think ‘bout oppression
The more a tolerance grows for it
Soon people gonna think it is the normal state of things
Oh to be free one must have been enslaved
In the words of Assata Shakur
Yes she said

Feet don’t fail me now
Feet don’t fail me now
You can’t win the race without running
Can’t be free without believing
Feet don’t fail me now

The victory of oppressed people is a victory for all black people in the world
Off with the hands of imperialism
There’ll be no more ism – schism
Imperialism; international system of exploitation
You and I, we’ve got to be revolutionaries

Mind don’t fail me now
Mind don’t fail me now
You can’t win the race without thinking
Can’t be free without believing
Mind don’t fail me now

Human race so vile not even caring for each other
One will short change your life fi live anada day longer
The world’s been marred been tainted
Kid soldiers with guns they bomb they burn
schooled by the ways of the world
So many people praying singing preaching for one nation
Unity oneness and brotherhood of man
Loyalty, equality, security, diversity
No forms of destruction or domination

Fear don’t want us to talk
Greed don’t want our songs to be heard
Hate never want fi hear
Garvey, Malcolm, Assata or King
They didn’t want to hear
Marley, Mandela, Ghandi or Che
They don’t want to hear me speak
They don’t want to hear me chant

Lips don’t fail me now
Lips don’t fail me now
You can’t win the race without singing
Can’t be free without believing
Lips don’t fail me now

Feet don’t fail me now
Mind don’t fail me now
You can’t win the race without singing
Can’t be free without believing
Lips don’t fail me now
Track Name: Lala Vizuri (Sleep My Little Baby)
Imagine, coming into to the world
Not knowing Mama au Baba
Imagine, growing up on the streets
Begging for one more bite to eat
I see those children
I expect more
Imagine born with HIV
Your childhood stolen away
Imagine, how cold it feels
When those wounds inside never heal

English Chorus
Sleep my little baby
Tonight I’ll leave those lights on
Sleep my little baby
This village will pray for you
Sleep my little baby
Tonight this village prays for you

Waza, loneliness
And the lights have all gone down
Waza, the cold night has past
And the new dawn awakes
Can you see those children?
We must free them
Waza, every child a tender seed
Given the chance to blossom and grow

Swahili Chorus
Lala vizuri mtoto wangu
Usiku huu n’taacha taa inawaka
Lala vizuri mtoto wangu
Usiku kijiji kita kuombea wewe
Lala vizuri mtoto waangu
Usiku kijiji kita kuombea wewe

Usijali kuna tumaini (repeat x4)
Hush now there’s hope (repeat x3 )
Hush now

English Chorus
Track Name: Where Is Your African Pride?
It’s OK to be yourself and do what you want
You’re a woman take charge of your life
Say you don’t need a man fi tell you how fi make up yuh mind
You can do whatever you chose to do
And every time you put your clothes on and get ready for this world
Mek sure yuh put yuh best foot first
Remember where you’re coming from
Tun yuh hand, mek fashion
There’s more to life than wearing name brands yeah

Chorus
Where, where is your African pride?
Where, where is your African pride?

It’s an urgent necessity in the form of this delivery
Listen sisters open up your ears
Let me just talk to you right now
From one sister to another
There’s so many things we need to address lets get it together
You don’t need a mirror to tell you who you are
Just listen to your heart now and you will get very far

Short Chorus
Where, where is your African pride?

In the mornings when you wake up
You’ll put on so much make-up
But you’re beautiful
If your gonna change anything jus mek sure seh it’s natural
And just be proud
Put a big smile on your face and nuh watch the crowds
Woman of the soil you’re born noble
A true yuh nuh know
But some a dem did know
You are the melanin queen yuh have the beauty sheen

No need to sell yourself in order to get by
Be yourself search for truth within yeah
Build a strong foundation for yourself
Then you’ll see the pathway to integrity

Chorus
Where, where is your African pride?
(Repeat until end)
Track Name: Daughter Of Zion
Chorus
Daughter of Zion arise and shine
Shine Zion shine
Daughter of Zion arise and shine
Shine, shine
Fill the earth with the new revelation
Zion’s light is on the horizon

You may not be the people’s choice
But Allah has sent you with a voice
Jah sent you for a reason
To be revealed in due season
You may not believe the
messenger,
Because she truly is a stranger
But think 'bout the message she brings
As the journey to Zion begins

Chorus

The Message is not new
But it is so true
Bahá’u’lláh has come
To reveal why we must be as one
Peace and love must come on earth
No more problems just one race
Jah Jah children embrace, in this yah world without borders

Short Chorus
Scat & Guitar Solo
Chorus and Outro
Track Name: Simple Progression
If I told you how I felt today
You would know what’s in my heart
These deep words are all I have
It’s enough to make a start
How can I explain what you do,
yeah when you look at me?
It sends a message to the deepest part of me
It’s enough to set me free

Chorus
It’s the simple things you do
That makes me feel renewed
The simple things you do
That take away my blues
Simple progression
Simple progression
A Simple progression
Makes me simply fall in love

Everyone knows A-B-C
You can count 1-2-3
All we need is you and me to go and start a family yes
Wipe me down with those strong arms
Caress my neck with scented oils
Lets sit and sip some a dat good earth tea
Lord it sure feels good to me

Chorus

Better not make things complicated
Simplified, clarified, economised
We can do it you and I
So when we get to the core of things
We will fly on stable wings
Then we will know what it’ s worth
To be in love like this

Chorus
It’s the simple things you do
That makes me feel renewed
The simple things you do
That take away my blues
Simple progression
It’s a simple progression
Simple progression
Are the words of this song
Track Name: Soul's Song
My mind has been searching
Searching my realities
Everyday is a new day but a day with pain
Who am I to sing for them?
Who am I to fear?
When I open my mind my soul will meet the truth

Chorus
I’m singing for souls
Souls that live on
You can try to kill me but you can’t have my soul

Pearls of great price
Surpassing lustre shine
Shine from oceans depths
God bless the soul of man who attains the shore of this ocean
Oh how mi wah reach
Eager to strive
When I open my mind my soul will meet the truth

Chorus

My body may be earthened
But then I’ll be free yeah
Closer to me than my life’s vein
May this grace take me to the shores
The shores of souls

Chorus

Wondering up and down the streets of Kingston
I heard the sad news they’ve gunned you down
They took your life away much too soon
Thank God you left us your songs

Tell you wherever you are remember me
In whatever you do I love you
(Repeat…)
Track Name: Listen
Listen, can you hear the sound?
Hearts beating, all the world around
Down in the ghettos, and out on the streets
To everyone around the world
A heartbeat sounds the same.
Black or white, red or tan
It’s the sound of the family of man

Ooh oh beating away
(Repeat x3)

Listen, can you hear the sound?
Peace and love
Coming from the east
I chant Bahá’u’lláh, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Shoghi Effendi
This is unity
Black or white, red or tan
It’s the sound of the family of man

Ooh oh laughing away
(Repeat x3)

Ooh la la la la la , Ooh la la la
Ooh la la la la la la , Woah Woo
(Repeat 2 times)

Listen, can you hear the sound?
Sweet singing, from all the world around
From Mama Africa, to the Caribbean
One world, in harmony
Black or white, red or tan
It’s the sound of the family of man

Ooh oh singing away
(Repeat x3)

Ooh beating away
Ooh laughing away
Oh oh oh singing away
Track Name: Guns And Roses (Featuring Toots Hibbert)
I don’t know why I keep believing That one day, they’ll bring us together
When they’ve shown, in more ways than one
That all they care about is the dollar
You belong to the one political party
When I belong to the one musical party
Our differences are worlds apart
Just like guns and roses, yeah
I say if we don’t take control
Of the situation
We’ll stay forever and ever in this yah commotion

These guns and roses
That we’ve gotta live with
(Repeat x3)

How can one fool in power,
destroy a lifetime of togetherness?
One time we were judged by the colour of our skin
Now we are judged by the colour of our flags
Come let us unite against being divided, yeah
You belong to the one political party
When I belong to the one musical party
Let’s take control of the situation Otherwise we’ll be trapped in

These guns and roses
That we’ve gotta live with
(Repeat…)
Track Name: We Are Free
I hear the people dem say
We are free
I hear the people dem say
We are free
So let us be
The people will rise up and say
Mek di children live
Mek dem play

We’ve got to be movers and shakers
Liberated minds with power and
force
A free nation knows the value of
freedom
A free nation identifies oppression

I hear the people dem say
We are free
So let us be
The people will rise up and say
Mek di children live
Mek dem play

If we show love, live love, speak
love
Love will be our religion
We refuse to be
I will not be confused
I am one, but together we are the
chosen few
Who will fight, fight
Fight for our rights
Fight for our rights

I hear the people dem say
We are free
So let us be
Our people will rise up and say
Mek di children live
Mek dem play

If we show love, live love, speak
love
Love will be our religion
We refuse to be
I will not be confused
I am one, but together we are the
chosen few
Who will fight, fight
Fight for our rights (repeat x4)

I hear the people dem say
We are free
So let us be
I hear the people dem say
What about our freedom?
The people will rise up and say
We are free
Let the children live

I hear the people dem say (repeat x4)
We are free (repeat to end)
Track Name: Under One Sun
Oneness of humankind
Independent truth
Essential harmony of science and religion
Equality of men and women
Away with prejudice of all kinds
Education universally
Spiritual solutions to problematic economies
Peace universally

We need a revolution, yes
A revolution

Black against black, we nuh need dat
Brothers fighting their own brothers down
Get rid of negative distraction
Fed by the materialist infraction
Formulating fake images and realities
Look away to the east
Where the sun rises
For the brave new teachings from Persia

We need a revolution, oh yes
A revolution, yes
This Revelation, oh yes
Is the revolution, we need

Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. Yeah!

While you’re there submerged in nothingness
Youngsters are floating inna wilderness
What’s left to be created? Hey!
You do, I do
We need to save society
Where will it be tomorrow?
Will it come now?
God’s will be done

We need a revolution, yes
A revolution, oh yes
This Revelation, oh yes
Is the revolution, we need

Gather all people beneath the shadow of God’s bounty
And cause them to unite in harmony
Let them become rays of one sun
Let them become waves of one ocean
Let them become fruits of one tree
May we drink from the same fountain
Be refreshed by the same breeze
Receiving illumination from the same
source of light

Come on, look how easy it is for us to
be together in peace and unity
Come on people, here we go!

Aahh hi!
Look at wi how we’re living together
Aahh hi!
All a wi beautifull people together
Aahh hi!
Look at wi how we’re dancing together
Aahh hi!
How wi eat from the same pot together
Ay, how we’re living!
Ay, how we’re dancing!
Ay, how we’re playing!
Ay, how we’re eating!
Ay, how we’re loving!
Ay, how we’re living!
Ay, how we’re playing!
Ay, how we’re dancing!

One Love, One World!
(Repeat to end)