Under One Sun

by Brina

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1.
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
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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
3.
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
4.
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)
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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
6.
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
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Soul's Song 04:50
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…)
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Listen 03:23
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
10.
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…)
11.
We Are Free 06:20
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)
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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)

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Brina is the 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 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.

In 2009 recording and production of the album began in the small Tribal Global studio in Stony Hill in the mountains above Kingston. Live drums and bass were tracked 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 April 12, 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 the 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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