Labels: CDreview. The Ithiopian Calendar is seven years behind the Gregorian calendar now used in the west. Ethiopia, having never been colonised, still uses the Julian calendar, where the year is divided into 12 months of 30 days each, and a 13th month of five days six days every leap year.
This is the date that Christmas was originally celebrated and still is in most Orthodox Christian traditions. Genna is preceded by a fast of 40 days. There are many fast days in the Bring Me Joy - Omar Perry - Cant Stop Us (CD Christian Calendar. Christians fast every Wednesday and Friday all year round. On fast days Ethiopians eat only one meal in the evening.
This must not contain meat or dairy foods. Sometimes fish is also avoided. Modern Churches are designed in three concentric circles. Album) and boys sit separately from women and girls. The choir sings from the outside circle. As the people enter the church they are given candles which are then lit. Everyone then walks around the church three times. The congregation remain standing for Mass which can last up to three hours.
Food eaten at Christmas is the standard Ithiopian menu of injera, a pancake like bread made from a local grain called t'ef, and wat, a spicy stew. The injera is used to scoop up the wat. The meal is served in beautifully decorated baskets.
Only the children receive presents. This is usually something simple such as clothes. Children also play a game at this time of year called Genna. It is similar to hockey. To start off the New Year let me first finish off some old business from last year with four short reviews of LP's released by maybe some of the biggest names in Reggae at the moment, Lutan Fyah, Tarrus Riley, Chezidek and first off Omar Perry.
I should of done these a lot earlier, but you know how it is? I dare say most people have read about, or heard these already but here is my 2 pennies worth anyway.
Last month I posted a piece on the decline in reggae record sales in the US. In a amongst the various quotes on price, download, recession was one that said reggae was basically boring and monotonous, well all I can say is that person has obviously not heard any of these four releases from last year, for they are all varied and definitely far from monotonous.
Omar is the second son of the iconic Lee Perry and as the likes of Ziggy Marley and Julian Lennon will most likely testify this can be more of a hindrance than a blessing to your career. Omar however I think avoids this as he steers away from self promotional, ranting lyrics and madcap effects to give us a strong and varied set. Following on from 's "Inna Di Road" produced by Bobby Konders, "I Grade" brings you more roots reggae style with some tender lovers for good measure.
Chezidek vocals are at times as smooth as silk, check out 'Tonight' and he is fast becoming one of my favourite artists. Lutan Fyah - Justice -. In a year that saw roots reggae back in big style Lutan Fyah came up trumps with this set. Similar to Buju, in the fact that a lot of these songs are not exactly new and were recorded inwith the help of producer Philadub, they are still though very fresh sounding.
Instrumentation is a back to basic principle of guitar, keyboards and drums and production is solid and not overly fussy. All the usual subjects are covered, as well the occasional dip into some 'lovers', lightening proceedings. Tarrus Riley follows up the critical acclaim and success of Parables with this 18 track onslaught 'Contagious'. Some of the tracks, like the Michael Jackson cover 'Human Nature' have a tad too much of a poppy feel for me, but there is no denying his great voice and production, which includes Tarik Johnston and Shane Brown as well as the UK's Chris Peckings and France's Frenchie is almost faultless.
There are shades of Bring Me Joy - Omar Perry - Cant Stop Us (CD here and 'Loves Contagious' even rides along on a reworked 'Coming in from the Cold'. A very cool, polished and diverse sounding album for sure from Mr Riley with songs that will appeal to many, but maybe, with its rather diverse nature, won't hold peoples attention all of the time. Tower Of Power. Tower of Power are an American soul and funk based horn section and band, originating from Oakland, California.
For over 40 years, with changes in personnel over the years, they have performed their own material, as well as having provided support for some of the most original and impressive acts in the world. The band came about when in the mids, year-old tenor saxophonist Emilio Castillo moved from Detroit, Michigan to Fremont, California. They moved to Oakland, and together they began writing and performing original material.
Why didn't he tell me he had a girlfriend, it's not like I'm into him, I have the sweetest boyfriend ever. But I had already told Zachary he could stay with my family while he's visiting, I can't really tell Holland t But he could of just told Bring Me Joy - Omar Perry - Cant Stop Us (CD, I was frustrated and it showed as my face was as twisted as ever.
I lifted my head full of curls, pecking Calvin on his plump lips, he hand snaked his muscular arms around my curvy figure as I purposely had my cleavage on show.
I could see him looking at my chest, but I acted as if I was actually watching the show that was on. I had quickly raised from the posture i had been in, ready to proceed to the bathroom to freshen up, passing through the living room I could make out Zachary and Holland making out on the sofa on the patio, I really wanted to tell them to quit it but then again I had to act like I couldn't care less.
As I had finished pouting at myself in the bathroom, opening the door, Zachary was stood right in front of me. Shirt less, I couldn't help but stare at his fondly new abs as I squeezed through the wooden door letting him in.
Of course I knew, he looked hurt for about a second before he shrugged, closing the door right in my face with a soft thud. I walked back to the living room and sat on the red, leather sofa with Calvin.
He leaned in for a kiss but I dodged it, I wasn't up for our little kissing sessions right now. Calvin: What's wrong with you? Ever since that Zachary arrived you, just haven't been acting right, is there something you ain't telling me? He looked at me with concern, but I didn't dare look into his brown puppy eyes, I tucked my brunette hair behind my ear as my focus was back onto the television.
Holland entered the room, followed by a now shirted Zachary, I was absolutely disgusted by what she was wearing, why would she wear a lace bra and shorts, in my fucking house, I just kept quiet and kissed Calvin but he dodged it, I heard a giggle. She opened her mouth ready to say something butZachary had took hold of her skinny hand and dragged her down towards his lap, I simply smiled at her as sweetly as I could just to inform that this bitch and I wouldn't get on so great.
I rolled my eyes as Calvin couldn't help but chuckle, I glanced at him then had gotten up to leave the room to get some Album) cold water to cool down, Album). I came back into the spacious living room seeing Calvin and Zachary talking and laughing, they were really getting along well, which made me smile.
The first day of year 11 was in a matter of days, I was completely excited about it as I had gotten the grades I would of liked and was quite proud of myself. I had grabbed a zoot, from the orange counter, lighting it up and raising it to my lips. Zachary's eyes were on me, I took a deep drag and stuck out my hand, offering him some, he had the fattest screw face on, shaking his big head at me as I shrugged and took another drag, passing the zoot towards Calvin.
Calvin from the help of some friends introduced to me this lifestyle, at first I protested, saying I would never do a thing. But I was so naive back then, but I know with my looks anything is possible. I could make out Holland from the corner of my eye, I simply pulled down my black tee a weeny bit. Zachary and Calvin's eyes on me. Search Myspace Start typing Please try again. Photo from. You're now in slide show mode. Forgot password? Keep me signed in. Your email?
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