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Wa Wood by Keke I

Wa Wood by Keke I

Wa Wood by Keke I

By Angus Taylor on Friday, June 3, 2011 - Comment

Keke I releases a mento single.


The infectious rhythms and bawdy lyrics of mento, the first Jamaican recorded music, have enjoyed a revival of late thanks to the likes of the Jolly Boys and the Blue Light Mento band.

Keke I - Wa WoodNow Dean Fraser has produced a modern mento and calypso influenced track with former Sugar Minott protégé Keke I for Sugashak Records.

Titled Wa Wood it tells a similarly ribald tale of female self-amusement to the 1970s mento revivalist Stanley Beckford’s Soldering. Modern beats meet the traditional mento banjo and Fraser’s sax imitating a clarinet.

Wa Wood is out now and an album is rumoured to be in the works.

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