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Life Squared
Coming June 11th

On June 11, 2002, Hearbeat Records will release Mutabaruka's new album "Life Squared".   This album represents a development in Muta's viewpoint since the release of his last album seven years ago.  Life Squared speaks to issues that relate to the 'Mother Divine', and the female perspective. 

On the poem 'Spirituality', Mutabaruka uses a speech from Haile Selassie to distinguish between religion and spirituality. Muta speaks of the plight of Jamiacans under the IMF and World Bank on the song 'Life And Debt', the title track of the highly acclaimed Stephanie Black documentary. 

Life Squared also includes both a ska and mento remix of the Dave Bartholomew poem "The Monkey", marking the first time Muta has recorded another's works.  On 'The Confusion Today' Muta borrows the rhythm from Marvin Gaye's 'What's Going On' to ask 'What A Gwaan'?

 

Listen to a brief interview of Mutabaruka where he discusses the songs included on Life Squared: (Click on Image to hear interview)

"Religion is created by man, as oppossed to spirituality, which is found in man"

Mutabaruka
Photo by Diane Adam
(Click on Image to hear interview)

 

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Track List:
1 Dem Seh

0:20

2 War A Gwaan Dung Deh

3:29

3 The Monkey

3:37

4 Time We Realize

3:52

5 Life and Debt

3:59

6 The Confusion Today (Wha a Gwan)

4:17

7 Muta Seh

0:07

8 I Truly Believe

4:32

9 Pele

4:21

10 Spirituality

3:05

11 Muta Seh #2

0:16

12 Mother Divine

4:22

13 One People

3:23

14 I Write a Poem

2:21

15 Dream Girl

3:11

16 The Monkey (Mento Mix)

3:34

17 Muta Seh #3

0:15

18 Dis Poem (Remix)

10:57

Visit Heartbeat's Life Squared web page
Visit CRS' Life Squared web page
Observer article regarding Life Squared

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Mutabaruka album covers

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