The Tragic Beauty of Ginegog

Posted on September 2, 2011

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by K. Hollinsworth

The notice arrives in a rush of emails “Hi! Ginegog newly joined and uploaded THE HEAD CORNERSTONE- HER I AM

It could be 2:00 a.m. but like a child on Christmas morning, I can’t wait to hear the special delivery gift – click….

Light and dark, the melodies move through shadows with the heritage reggae rhythm. The poetry speaks to “Tragedy” rat-a-tat-tat, the sounds of the streets with a plea for sanity in the enveloping corruption.

“Perilous Days” with a lament for lost childhood, lost child. “Treating the youth like slaves” “Please don’t let them take my son away” with a Greek chorus “murderer”.

“Caught Up” – “caught up in this girl” Story of fierce physical attraction, love and betrayal – a siren who lures him to heartbreak. The lush layers of violin and string sounds are alluring and hypnotic, we must hear his story.

This is one of those Christmas gifts with so much going on, I am playing it over and over…..

Reggae/Contemporary Dub Poetry

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