|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
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'?