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Life And Lessons


Gallo Records



Release Date:

November 1, 2009


D M Tafari



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Melody Muzik Sound Productions
Tel: +27 (0) 32 559 9995 / 27 (0) 78 059 5578
Executive Producer: D M Tafari
Produced by D M Tafari except track 9 (Sly & Robbie)
Publishers: Kush Kush International cc Kwa Dukuza Lodge - South Africa Happy Valley Music, One Rounder Way, Burlington, MA 01803; BMI
Recorded at: Melody Muzik Sound Productions
Kwa Dukuza Lodge - South Africa
The Cooler: Johannesburg - South Africa
Front Room Studios, One Pop Studios, Grafton Studios, Kingston Jamaica
Recording Engineers: L. Beckett, K M Tafari,  Rob Luce, Leebert Gibby Morrison, Orville "Rorey" Baker
Mixed by: K M Tafari at Melody Muzik Sound
Productions: Kwa Dukuza Lodge - South Africa except Track 9 (Sly & Robbie) and 13 (Louis Beckett)
Mastered by: Louis Beckett at Mellow Mix and Blend Recording Studio, London UK
Graphic Design: Wayne W. Prigge

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Music by: The Royal Kushite Philharmonic Orchestra Featuring On:
Drums - All Tracks Kashta Menelik Tafari except Track 9 (Sly Dunbar) and 13 (Louis Beckett)
Guitars - Lead & Rhythm - Kashta Menelik Tafari except Track 5 (Dumisani "Nothi" Ntuli)
Saxaphone - Tracks 5, 10 and 12 - Dean Fraser
Saxaphone - Tracks 2 and 13 - Vaughan Tronp
Trombone - Tracks 10 and 12 - Nambo Robinson
Bass Guitar - K M Tafari except Track 1 - Devon White, Tracks 6 & 12 - Wakhile Xhalisa, Tracks 10 & 13 - Hughy Izachaar
Backing Vocals: The Royal Choir of Kush
Featuring On:
Tracks 1, 12 & 13 - Kashat Menelik Tafari
Tracks 2, 5 & 8 - Khulullwe Sithole Kakhanyile, Neliswe Ncayiyana
Track 6 - Althea Hamilton

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Reggae and dub icon Mutabaruka's latest musical offering "Life And Lessons", marketed and distributed by Gallo Records in South Africa, is his best release in recent times. Mutabaruka's lyrical and musical contribution is strong, fiery and always relevant. Global ambassadors of Jamaican reggae, Sly and Robbie and saxophonist Dean Frazer are the only Jamaican musicians featured on the album, Life And Lessons. Read More

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Mutabaruka discusses some of the songs contained on Life And Lessons in a recent interview by Atiyyah Khan.

"The music is a mixture of Zulu and reggae. There's a poem on there named A Girl Called Johannesburg that is totally Zulu with the harmonies and everything." - Mutabaruka

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