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Papa Africa

by Haile Maskel

PAPA AFRICA is "Totally" "THE BEST ROOTS ALBUM THAT SPEAKS OF THE KING OF KINGS " RAS MO" Sweet like honey I AM DE RASTA,JAH JAH GIVE I LIGHT. This one is solid as a "ROCK"
Genre: World: Reggae
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1. Papa Africa
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2. Life is driffting away
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3. Sweet Chariot
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4. Shango
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5. Tens of Ten
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6. Rebaptize
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7. Jah Jah Light
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8. I am de Rasta
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9. Pot of Gold
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10. All unto Jah
HAILE MASKEL
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11. Puh doung yuh burden
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12. Roll Call
HAILE MASKEL
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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About I, Haile Maskel, I was born in Kingston, Jamaica. I grew up in a musical surrounding. Every beat of my heart rings out a melody. I remember the first song I wrote, "Joy bells are ringing", that was it! Then, the songs just kept on coming. I was just ten years young. I wanted to play all the musical instruments- anything that would ring out a melody and when my grandma told my mom," sey em hafe beh a sing-a". Thats all I wanted to hear. Next thing I knew, I was in church singing, and from that day forward I'm still riding the melodies of time.I have recorded, produced and composed great bass lines for such artists; Ras Michael and the Sons of Negus, Judy Mowatt, Israel Vibration, Sugar Minott, King Sound, Lee Scratch Perry, The Mighty Diamonds, The Itals, Prince Ital Joe, Zema, Johnny Rivers, Luke "D", The Light of Saba, Ijahman Levi, Bob Marley, Bunny Wailer, Dennis Brown, The Heptones, Keith Poppin, Jimmy London,Electric Dread,Inner Circle, and many, many more. I could go on and on. I've payed my dues. I have humbled myself in the name of Jah Rastafar-I. Selah.The lion will live to see Jah glory.
On Haile Maskel- We were backstage, warming up for a big Reggae concert in Santa Barbara in the mid- 1980's, and I saw a man sitting alone, at a table, quietly sipping juice and holding an old acoustic guitar. This was my first introduction to Haile Maskel. My second introduction was about 15 minutes later, when Maskel took the stage with that old guitar and single-handidly brought the house down. Maskel didn't just play Reggae music...to us, that day, Maskel was Reggae Music!!

Maskel later told me awesome tales of his Jamaican childhood, when Bob Marley would stop by to visit his father and burn herbs...his first days recording, his musical associations with Marley, Tosh, Judy Mowatt, Robbie Shakespeare, Big Youth, Dennis Brown, Ras Michael, The Rastafarians...the list seemed endless.

When in the studio, I saw a true artist...there was no audience, no talk of dollars or gigs, just the music...the biggest problem was trying to finish one song before Haile had already written and sung his new one, sometimes literally minutes later!! Truly Inspiring for all the musicians around him.

Maskel has still only touched the surface of his own musical depths, because as he grows, so grows his music...if you want to know the man, listen to his music!!
Gary Laduke

NEWS FLASH for all Haile Maskel fans!!!!
Colorado, USA., I have just been confirmed to perform on one of the seven wonders of the world, the stage at The Red Rock Festival in Colorado., August 21, 2004. Promotions by Bill Bass. See you there!!

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Ras Christopher Liontree

Shango Rise The Thunder and Heal The Earth With Reggae Baptism
InI Give Thanks for this blessed Album. All the songs are conscious messages with heartical music. Haile rides strong and smooth to free up the people with a groove. Rastafari music in the house.
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Ras Christopher Liontree

Shango Rise The Thunder and Heal The Earth With Reggae Baptism
InI Give Thanks for this blessed Album. All the songs are conscious messages with heartical music. Haile rides strong and smooth to free up the people with a groove. Rastafari music in the house.
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Shelbi


You're wonderful
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ras b reggaeinfinity

song#2#3 create the feel of the album its roots rockin
this cd is crucial and versitile
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Mrs. Pixley

Haile Maskel is a talent similar to Beres Hammond.
The music is irie. Yet I have heard this man sing songs to bring your heart to tears. Haile is a Jamaican wonderment that has not commercialized. Papa Africa is smooth and one can truly vibe upon it. Prince Ital Joe, Peace be with Him, introduced me to the music of Haile Maskel in the early 90's. I still play his music from those days and children today like it when I introduce them to it. I am sure this CD will prevail.
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fadel

haile,one of the many unsung heroes, unfortnately,reggaedom is full of
i have been aquainted with the name haile since listening to judy mowat's"black woman"and was happy through my research that he featured on many landmark recordings including the 2 first lp of israel vibes,before listening tohis"rastafarians"experience and before that'with light of saba.a good lp which nevertheless does not spread all his capacities
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Lady Flex

The wickedest roots sound this century!!!
This Cd is beautiful! The songs really touch your soul. The one track that really grabbed me was "Roll Call" the song that Maskell did w/the late Great Aaliyah! What a beautiful combination!! I know this cd will soar the charts!!!
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Jackie

delightful, refreshing
Haile Maskel, I would ask whatsgoingon but I can hear. Hard work and beautiful results. Cynthia and I are holding things down in the San Francisco Bay Area, remembering the good young days of "The Rastafarians"! This album is nice, easy on the ear. But that is what's expected from Papa Africa. Keep up the good work and book more shows in the S.F. Bay Area. Keeping it real, Jackie yes.
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Selector Timothy of Deep Roots Soundsystem

... One of the better releases of 2004 ...
Haile Maskel shares a strong collection of songs with the release of "Papa Africa." Lyrically, Maskel keeps it conscious and the rhythms and melodies, uplifting. My personal favorites include “Life is Drifting Away,” “Papa Africa,” “Jah Jah Light,” “Shango,” and “Sweet Chariot.” Truly worth the price of admission, “Papa Africa” is an excellent addition to any reggae fan’s music collection. Peace.
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Angel One


This cd is a sweet manifestation of the Jamaican spirit, as I understand it. Its uplifting and positive vibes exudes such a pure energy that one cannot help but dance!
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