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“Morgan Heritage have proved that they are not shy to express themselves with their loud approach to this album. They seem to made a statement with it along the lines of, “Here we are, whether you like it or not” topped off with pride and openness. This is probably why it has been featured in the top spot on the US iTunes Reggae Chart. Let’s take a look at some of the tracks. The album opens with the title track, ‘Strictly Roots’. Straight

Jamaican-born ensemble Morgan Heritage has unearthed a way to infuse the sounds of pop, rock, country, R&B, and hip-hop music into their brand of reggae that they call “Rockaz.” Morgan Heritage’s name is duly cemented in the history of reggae and music as a whole, as critics, fans, and music lovers have anxiously awaited this new release. In the wake of their historic Grammy win for Best Reggae Album as the producer and artist of “Strictly Roots,” the culture-driven pop-reggae five-piece has managed to deliver yet another quality album, Avrakedabra.

Nach dem ausgezeichneten „Strictly Roots“-Album (wir berichteten) erscheint nun mit „Avrakedabra“ auf eigenem Label CTBS Music Group der neue Longplayer der Morgans, welcher einmal mehr und ganz typisch für Morgan Heritage die Möglichkeiten gegenwärtiger, breitentauglicher Reggae-Gangarten aufzeigt. Zu Morgan Heritage wurde eigentlich bereits alles gesagt, so auch im SOUL TRAIN, der sich seit seinen Anfängen um die Reggae-Band-Institution bemüht. Dabei spielt oft die Intonation und der Zeitgeist topaktueller Pop- und Rock-Musikkultur eine tragendere Rolle als der eigentliche Musikstil Reggae, egal ob die Schattierung

Morgan Heritage took home the Grammy last year for the year’s best new reggae album.  Listening through the 13-song record, it is no surprise why the album took the award in the noted category.  The songs’ musical arrangements are anything but strictly roots.  Sure, there are plenty of throwbacks to reggae’s roots in that record, but there are also plenty of more modern influences present throughout the record.  That is one of the aspects that make the album’s recent re-issue stand

Although they won the Grammy for “Best Reggae Album” in 2015, it’s clear on their new album, Avrakedabra, that Morgan Heritage does not want to be pigeon-holed into that genre. Over the course of the LP, you can hear Morgan Heritage transition from a G-funk style, to dubstep, back to roots reggae.

Bongs, joints, blunts, pipes, you name it! But, as a singer and MC he especially loves vaping due to the health benefits. Mojo sees the herb as a way to “heal the nation.” Healing not only for the users of cannabis itself, but also our national economy. He points out that after the recent legalization in certain states in the U.S., the cannabis industry “is proving to not only be a financially viable industry but also a medically beneficial treatment option”

Dubbed the “Royal  Family of Reggae,” the team of Peetah Morgan/voc, Una Morgan/key, Roy Morgan/key, Nakhamyah Morgan/g and Memmalatel Morgan/perc mix some vintage sounds with extra electronic scapes. Vox effects are heard on pieces with Mr. Talkbox guesting on “Want Some More” while a bit of hip hop pops in on “Golden.” Urban grooves added by Bunny Ruggs make “Tribute to Ruggs” a delight while swampy sounds with “Drezion” add to “Reggae Night.” The vocals are earnest all throughout with each

Last year, that meant winning their very first Grammy for Best Reggae Album for 2015’s Strictly Roots. This year, it means releasing Avrakedabra, a collection of songs that retain reggae’s essence while also incorporating sounds from a multitude of other genres. Morgan Heritage seem to have always had eclectic sources of inspiration, but never has that been more pronounced.

The nomination was a win for us. Being in the business for 20-plus years, making good music, a lot of our peers felt like we should have been nominated before and won. That was enough for us - to be nominated. The win was surreal and over the top. Legends were nominated - like Luciano, Barrington (Levy). We felt like they deserved to win. It was a blessing for us to hear our name as the winner - Morgan Heritage, Strictly

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