Online Reggae Magazine

Articles

Articles about reggae music, reviews, interviews, reports and more...

Meta & The Cornerstones - Hira

Meta & The Cornerstones - Hira

Meta & The Cornerstones - Hira

By on - 2 comments

Superb new album from Meta & The Cornerstones.

Sampler

Senegal-born – nowadays U.S. resident – Meta Dia and his Cornerstones impressed on their superb second album Ancient Power, released in 2013 and reissued last year with two previously unreleased songs.

Meta and The Cornerstones - HiraTheir new album Hira is in the same vein as its predecessor – uplifting, empowering and sweetly skanking roots reggae highly influenced by Bob Marley & The Wailers. Listen to the monumental Addis State of Mind and you’ll get the picture. It has all the right ingredients – a rock-solid bass line, breezy horns and beautiful backing vocals.

Hira is a global effort mixing many genres – including bossa nova, flamenco, jazz and rock – with a backbone of roots reggae. Musicians from all over the world lend their talents to the album, which was recorded, mixed and mastered in the UK, the Netherlands, Jamaica, France and the U.S. Meta Dia produced the album and the great Shane Brown mixed the set together with Bonzai Caruso.

This could have been a non-cohesive effort because of its many influences, but Meta Dia manages to keep the perfect balance between reggae and other influences, just like Bob Marley and Peter Tosh did.

A number of the songs give goosebumps. The Fig And The Olive Tree is one such, Spirits of the Light, Zion Stereo, Bilal and Mind Your Business are four others. The list could actually go on and on.

Essential. And probably even stronger than Ancient Power.

Share it!

Send to Kindle
Create an alert

Read comments (2)


Posted by sevenfly on 03.17.2017
Comedian Tracy Morgan and wife Megan Wollover were christian louboutin outlet uk on hand to celebrate, noting a favorite cheap christian louboutin leisure activity is “having lunch and stopping by Christian Louboutin” for jewel-encrusted sneakers. Describing his wife’s style christian louboutin for sale, the SNL alum joked: “She was dressed good enough for me to want it, so I went and got it!”

Posted by aa54445555 on 03.26.2017
So, when a group of friends to ask me what gift to send to swiss replica watches their most beloved man, I will express my opinion solemnly with "watch" two sonorous and replica watches forceful words. Really, I can't think what I watch is more suitable than a man, the woman he would not let him wait, punctual man definitely needs a good watch omega replica -- no man will take a stroll around the clock. To urge his men to grow up as a good man, send him a watch hublot replica is better.

Post a comment

Identification

Optional, will not be displayed or used.
Your comment

Without html.

Recently addedView all

© 2007-2017 United Reggae. All Rights Reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part is prohibited. Read about copyright

Terms of use | About us | Contact us | Authors | Newsletter | A-Z

Partners: All Sides Pictures | Biodiv'Ecrins | GeoNature | Jammin Reggae Archives | DAVIBE Jamaica | Jamaican Raw Sessions | Reggaenet.pl | Le moulin des frènes | Le portrait de Doudou | La Face B MJC Briançon | One One One Wear