Burning Spear

Winston Rodney took his nom de guerre "Burning Spear" from Yomo Kenyatta, the Kenyan freedom fighter and independence hero. Like few other reggae musicians, Burning Spear has always been about a political message. For many years, Burning Spear did not have one love song. His message is that of Jamaican Black consciousness leader Marcus Garvey and of Rastafarianism. Like Bob Marley, Burning Spear comes from the rural parish of St. Anne. He is like the image of the "African Teacher" that he evokes in one of his songs. Burning Spear's music is about building consciousness.

Favourite album: Social Living
Favourite songs: Mister Garvey, Jah No Dead, Civilized Reggae

Social Living
Marcus Children Suffer - Social Living - Nayah Keith - Institution - Marcus Senior
Civilized Reggae - Mister Garvey - Come - Marcus Say Jah No Dead

Marcus Garvey / Garvey's Ghost


Burning Spear - Official Homepage
BuA visit to Burning Spear's home town

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