Pablo Moses & The Revolutionary Dream Band – Performed On Reggae On The River, The One Love One Heart Reggae Festival, Tribute To The Legends & The Sierra Nevada World Music Festival
Pablo Moses, with his Revolutionary Dream Band is one of the most dynamic and lyrically potent reggae acts available. Pablo is a deep thinking poet and a meticulous music producer. Pablo Moses has been performing in Europe, Japan, South America and North America consistently for the last thirty years. He is well known and respected worldwide. His albums are classics that continue to sell to this day. Contact Peter, Kings Music International for bookings.
Pablo Moses performs on many of the major US festivals and has been touring North America since the eighties. He is very popular in Europe where he does festivals and tours annually. Pablo is a powerful live performer with a relevant message. Pablo is a scholar who continues to study and educate himself on the true realities of the world around him. His music shares his penetrating vision of these realities and helps his listeners to contemplate the current human conditions. Pablo shares with his listeners an alternative education to that given in the schools or in the mainstream media. His message is serious in bringing to light the flaws of the current government systems and in presenting an alternative encouraging social living. His musical arrangements are intricate and dramatically executed. His music catalog is extensive.
Pablo Moses will go down in history as one of the founding fathers of roots and culture reggae music. Albums such as The Rebirth, Natty Will Fly Again, Revolutionary Dream, A Song, Pave the Way, In the Future, I Love I Bring, The Confession of a Rastaman, We Refuse and Mission are reggae classics.
Pablo Moses continues to fight the revolution with music for the cause of the poor, oppressed and underprivileged. See him perform live to witness these qualities firsthand. Pablo Moses is one of the reggae greats.
Pablo Moses, born in Jamaica as Pableto Henry, released his first album in 1975, Revolutionary Dream, issued in the United States by UA Records as, I love I Bring “ A university trained poet,” according to the Village Voiced Carol Cooper, Moses articulated his Rastafarian ideology with unprecedented political frankness in a high pitched, horn-like voice over rhythms and harmonies laid down by keyboardist/ producer Geoffrey Chung. Signing with Mango Records, Moses collaborated with Chung five years later to produce his follow up, 1980’s A Song, a subtle answer to the fire of his debut release. In 1981, Pablo Moses issued his third album, entitled Pave The Way. By then, Moses had amassed a strong following in Jamaica, Europe, North America and Japan. Moses’ Rastafarian themes, the crusade against injustice, inequality, greed, racism, war, and the pillage of nature were and are universal in their scope.
In 1983, Moses signed with Alligator Records to release In The Future. amplifying his political and social message with rock stylistics and the use of electronic instrumentation like the synthesizer and vocader. Moses expanded and deepened his sound and rhetoric with 1985’s Tension and 1987’s Live to Love. We Refuse, released in 1990, was a lyrical response to the political climate of the eighty’s seen as “good times”: by those who’ve closed their eyes to the underlying realities of poverty and racism, now unraveling in the ’90s. “In this album” says Moses,” I say what I ‘ve said all along, only in a modified mood, more straightforward. I refuse the Babylonian ways of society, the bully-istic attitudes. Jah made everyone with different cultures and colors just as he made different types of birds and plants for beautification.” Musically, this album represents Pablo Moses’ attempt to reach out to the “now generation” of younger reggae fans who’ve grown up listening to the dancehall style. Says Moses, “I try to adapt to changing styles of music. I’m trying to reach the dancehall crowd, not just with the beat, but with a message that is cultural and sociologically connected, with songs like Bad Boy and Charlie. We refuse also features Love is a Thing, which features a duet between Moses and his young daughter Tashe. There are also the hit songs, Under Your Spell and In South Africa. We Refuse was produced by Pablo Moses and premier reggae keyboardist Robbie Lyn, and mixed by Steven Stanley and Geoffrey Chung.