Saturday, March 27, 2010

Naptali 'Long Journey' Review

Though he has been honing his craft since 1995, Jamaican artiste Naptali is certainly not a household name in the mansion of Reggae Music. The man hailing from Delacree Park, Kingston 13 was born and raised in Spaulding, Clarendon in the month of January. From an early age he was destined to explore his musical talents.
In 2000 this man from Clarendon made the trip to the Mecca of Jamaican music, Kingston, a place he would call home. It was here that he became accquianted with the legendary 'Jah Messanger' Luciano in 2003. After beholding the young singer's gift and infinite potential, Luciano provided the youngster with guidance and encouragement, which helped him nurture his talent. It was Luciano who, upon realizing that this young prodigy was born in the month of January and was thus a Capricornian, bestowed upon him the moniker 'Naptali' marking an important step in his musical journey.
Naptali and the producers of Oneness Records (Oneness and General Key Riddims) met by chance in Germany when Naptali was visiting the country to see his cousin. Naptali heard the live riddims by the Oneness band and decided he really felt the vibe and energy. The mutual love for roots reggae music and a special connection between the artiste and the band resulted in the idea of the album project and now in the release of this roots album 'Long Journey'.
The majority of tracks on the album are produced and recorded with a live band. Naptali’s unique voice adds the spice to create an outstanding and beautiful roots album.

The record begins with the classic, one drop boomshot 'Show Dem Love'. Naptali's voice is silky smooth on this impassioned plea to comfort the youths of today with love and a good example.

Solid tunes continue, including the title track 'Long Journey' and the bad boys-esque 'Fire Burn'.

'Rise Up In the Morning' is a positive ode to the Most High over a pulsating riddim reminiscent of Aswad's 'Dub Fire'. On 'Redeemer' and 'We The People' Naptali rides two bubblin' riddims with nuff skill, coupled with faith-inspiring and unifying lyrics.

The beautiful, nyabinghi -styled 'Seven Brothers' closes a nice set by showcasing Naptali's singing ability.

Woven throughout 'Long Journey' are several combination tunes featuring the likes of Arofat and Sara Lugo, newcomers on the reggae scene ('Grandma' and 'And They Cry', respectively), as well as roots veterans like Lutan Fyah ('More Love') and Luciano ('Seven Miles'). Nice Tunes!

Naptali and Oneness Records have combined to produce a very solid record. It may have been a long journey for Naptali to get here but his perseverance has most definitely paid off. Now that he has arrived he will have no trouble staying if he continues to make music the likes of
'Long Journey'.
Big Up Naptali! Big Up Oneness! Forward Reggae Music!
-Daddy Matty


Naptali - Long Journey

27 comments:

  1. Nice review. Folks should appreciate the amount of detail (I did). :)

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  2. Wonderful Review for Naptali..as he continues his Journey..blessing people World Wide with his music and most of all his Universal Message of ....LOVE..PEACE..and HARMONY...he is a major supporter of my Project Basic School Jamaica which is dedicated to improve Basic (headstart)all through out Jamaica! This shows Naptali's dedication to our youths future...with my Project Basic School Jamaica along with Naptali's Save the Youths Productions...we will Pave the Way to a Child's Early Education..1 School at a Time!...I will be listening in 2morrow as Naptali bless the people on your airways with his wisdom and insight...Nuff Nuff Respect...Lady V

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  3. Naptali, je te découvre, c'est tout simplement de la bomb, supprenant que l'on ne te connaisse pas plus avec un tel talent, thank you Naptali

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