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Cocoa Tea - In A Di Red

Cocoa Tea - In A Di Red

Cocoa Tea - In A Di Red

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Cocoa Tea has released yet another album intended to make his mark on reggae music's landscape.


Cocoa Tea recently released his latestalbum which he titled 'In A Di Red'. The album will be welcomed most of all by his local fan base as he has been busy touring in Europe and North America and has not been a fixture on local stages in recent years. 

Cocoa Tea - In A Di RedThe fifteen track CD captures is varied in its offerings, as is seeks to meet the different tastes of listeners with a few love songs, the expected cultural messages and the mystic chanting sounds. The first song A Love Like Yours and Mine is filled with harmony and takes one back to the days of Cocoa Tea’s Gussie Clarke era which was full of melody. 

Beat You Drum (track 2) is classic Cocoa Tea, as he sings about giving thanks and praises to the most high and pays respect to historical greats, namely Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther, Malcolm X and Bob Marley. Press Freedom and White Squall are poised to be hit songs as they address current topical issues such as poverty, payola on the radio and press freedom in general.

He collaborates with Lady G whose voice is heard on Trickster, while D’Angel works with him on a remake of Dennis Brown’s Love Is. Cocoa Tea addresses what he regards as the changing sounds of reggae in Weh De Reggae Deh, in which he questions what is happening with reggae music, as computerized ‘riddims’ and the lack of live instruments contributes to what he thinks is the poor quality of some the reggae music being produced. The title track In A Di Red is done on the Studio One’s ‘Stars’ rhythm. In it, he sings about a love triangle where the spouses of three women accuse him of having a relationship with them, and a situation where every man that loses his wife blames him.

The album is produced by Cocoa Tea and features the talent of musicians Kirk Bennett on drums and bass player Danny Dennis. The perfect blend of backup up singers Nikki Burt and Sherieta Lewis can be heard on several tracks.

As he has done on several occasions in concert and more recently while performing at Jamaica Jazz festival, Cocoa Tea has released yet another album intended to make his mark on reggae music’s landscape.

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