Über Burning Spear
Soulful, danceable and hypnotic, this veteran reggae act combines Afro-centric spirituality with trancelike grooves of poignant beauty. Full-bodied organ and horn sections complement Burning Spear's emotional, soaring vocal style that repeats key phrases to achieve meditative states. Some of the tunes are tinged with sadness born from the reenvisioning of slavery and exile. The lighter, more uplifting songs featuring piano, conga and trumpet find salvation and hope in the groove.