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  Burning Spear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Burning Spear is a Jamaican roots reggae singer and musician.
Burning Spear is one of the strongest proponents of Marcus Garvey's self-determination and self-reliance for all African descendants, thus leading to several album releases in commoration of the African activist.
Burning Spear advocates messages of honesty, peace, and love, which tie in with his religious and political messages of Rasta and fl unity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Burning_Spear   (256 words)

 ReggaeTrain.com...your portal to Reggae music...(Biography [Burning Spear])
Spear is one of those artists whose style is so immediately recognizable that those who like him from the start seem to have followed his every move with joy.
Burning Spear, who appropriated the name from former Mau Mau leader Jomo Kenyatta, then president of Kenya, entered the music business in 1969 after fellow St. Ann's artist Bob Marley organized an audition for him with his erstwhile producer Coxsone Dodd.
Spear became recognized as the most likely candidate for the kind of international success Bob Marley And The Wailers were beginning to enjoy, and soon Marcus Garvey had been snapped up by Island Records who released it in the UK with an added track and in remixed form.
www.reggaetrain.com /biobspear.asp   (999 words)

 Burning Spear, Inc. - The Florida State University
Burning Spear was rated the Best New Campus Organization for the 1993-1994 school year in the State of Florida by the Florida Leader Magazine.
Burning Spear is symbolized by a flaming spear adorned by 16 feathers.
The colors of Burning Spear are garnet and gold, and its flower is orange blossom, Members are characterized by their Garnet jackets.
www.burningspear.org   (233 words)

 The Burning Spear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Burning Spear and the Burning Band were awarded Best Reggae album of the year for Calling Rastafari, released on the Heartbeat Records label and recorded in Ocho Rios.
Spear was assisted by wizard Barry O’Hare on Calling Rastafari, an album that was simultaneously infused with a sense of both peace and frustration.
Burning Spear was always a great roots artiste who wouldn’t compromise his music when dancehall emerged.
www.reggaetimes.com /articles/publish/printer_6.shtml   (969 words)

 Hollywood Bowl - Artist Details
In fact, Burning Spear was the only reggae artist to be included on the 1991 album Deadicated, performing his version of the Grateful Dead's "Estimated Prophet" along side other renditions of Dead tunes by such artists as Elvis Costello, Jane's Addiction, and more.
Burning Spear's future promises to be even more productive, but to understand where he's going, one must examine his past.
Spear has since recorded many other brilliant albums for Heartbeat, including The Fittest of the Fittest; The World Should Know; Living Dub Vols 1, 2, 3, and 4; the aforementioned Hail H.I.M. Love and Peace: Burning Spear Live!; Rasta Business; and Appointment with His Majesty.
www.hollywoodbowl.org /about/performer_detail.cfm?id=1086&back=/tix/performance_detail.cfm?id=924;;   (579 words)

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Burning Spear, being a man believing in the necessity of remembering the past- being conscious of the past, has from the beginning of his career sung of the repression of the African race.
Burning Spear is a peace loving man. He is concerned with the incredible amount of violence that is going on, especially in Jamaica.
Burning Spear combines political viewpoints, roots and culture, spirituality, and the concept of oneness into his music to create a sound that is a transcendence of all physicality.
debate.uvm.edu /dreadlibrary/maccuaig.html   (4026 words)

 Burning Spear
Burning Spear!" Though he is celebrating his 50th birthday, only the grey in his beard and dreadlocks reveals his age.
Burning Spear produced conscious, powerful music with a strong focus on Africanism in his early years at Studio One.
Burning Spear is now and has always been a great roots artist, who wouldn't compromise his music when dancehall emerged.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/articles/spear.html   (844 words)

 TrouserPress.com :: Burning Spear
Spear's recording career began in 1969, but he became a local legend in the mid-'70s with the release of "Marcus Garvey" and the classic album of the same name.
A Spear attempt at commerciality is almost a contradiction in terms, but the record does serve to expand his parameters.
Spear's concerts are legendary; he frequently reaches unknown heights in a hypnotic trance.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=burning_spear   (628 words)

 Entertainment: Burning Spear sets reggae beats ablaze in Chico   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Burning Spear may be getting older, but despite his gray beard he still knows how to put on a great show.
Burning Spear's set included political songs such as "Slavery Day" and the first song he recorded at Studio One 30 years ago, "Door Peep." All the while he implored the crowd to make more noise.
The highlight of the night was when there was an instrumental break in a song, and Burning Spear would shove his microphone into his back pocket and head to a stand off to the side of the stage.
orion.csuchico.edu /Pages/Vol45issue8/entertainment/e.6.burningspears.html   (620 words)

 Exclaim! Canada's Music Authority
Spear's mystic, laid-back music, while conscious and articulate, is not provocative in a superstar-creating manner as that of Bob Marley and Peter Tosh.
Burning Spear Live is recorded featuring Aswad, then Britain’s premier reggae band; the sense of excitement from the band, the audience and Spear are palpable and make for a great live album.
Spear provides one of the most memorable moments in the film as he sings "Jah No Dead" while sitting on a rocky outcrop by the sea, accompanied only by the surf crashing around him.
www.exclaim.ca /index.asp?layid=22&csid1=2242   (2714 words)

 Reggae Artists Burning Spear
Spear's heralded career began in 1969 when he recorded "Door Peep" for the now legendary Studio One label.
In "As It Is," Spear's first single from Calling Rastafari, he reflects on meeting Bob Marley and his early struggles in the music business.
On the strong foundation of his Island material, Spear then released Hail H.I.M. on EMI (reissued in 1994 by Heartbeat), which was subsequently followed by his first Heartbeat release, 1983's Farover, further refining his sound and strengthening his purpose.
www.reggaemovement.com /Artists/bspear.htm   (575 words)

 Burning Spear to blaze at Reggae Sumfest - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Burning Spear whose last performance in Jamaica was six years ago at the now defunct Reggae Sunsplash, says that after his last experience he was not in any haste to come back here.
Spear, whose concerts are events and whose releases are greeted with eager anticipation by reggae fans everywhere, says he considers his appearance on Reggae Sumfest an even more exciting step in his musical journey.
Burning Spear's career was launched in 1969 when he recorded Door Peep for the legendary Studio One label.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20020602T190000-0500_26448_OBS_BURNING_SPEAR_TO_BLAZE_AT_REGGAE_SUMFEST.asp   (547 words)

 VH1.com : Burning Spear : Biography
It was with this lineup that Burning Spear released a series of singles on Studio One, including the 1972 Jamaican smash hit "Joe Frazier (He Prayed)." The following year brought the group's debut album, Studio One Presents Burning Spear, with Rocking Time coming hard on its heels in 1974.
However, Burning Spear could count themselves lucky, for at least Dodd was releasing their recordings.
Burning Spear toured constantly, and successfully, across the decade, to the detriment of recording time.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/burning_spear/bio.jhtml   (1771 words)

 Reggae Reviews, Burning Spear Review Earthday Mandalay Bay Reggae Las Vegas Reggae
However, a spectacular setting at the Mandalay Bay, and a world class performance that is Burning Spear provided a pot for the two to come together to bring forth smiles and pleasure to the thousands in attendance.
Starting off slowly, Burning Spear started to take to the surroundings and the growing energy of the crowd, and his own energy and passion grew with each song.
Burning Spear seemed to elevate his performance under the grandeur and exotic setting at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
www.reggaemovement.com /Reviews/bspear81304.htm   (741 words)

 Browse by Artist: BURNING SPEAR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Burning Spear is probably the most respected roots artist of his generation and has toured and recorded consistently for the last 25 years.
Tracks such as 'Travelling', 'Spear Burning' and 'Free Black People' were all recorded and released in the mid to late 70s when Spear was at the height of his vocal powers and released on his own label.
Spear never recorded for dozens of producers so the quality of his output was always high.
www.forcedexposure.com /artists/burning.spear.html   (180 words)

 Digital Interviews: Burning Spear
Burning Spear is one of reggae music's chief architects.
Spear, born Winston Rodney, electrifies the listener, as he chants, sings and teaches.
Burning Spear: I was listening to various kinds of music.
digitalinterviews.com /digitalinterviews/views/spear.shtml   (813 words)

 Metroactive Music | Burning Spear
Spear, like Bob Marley, was born at St. Ann's Bay--the same parish that produced Garvey, whose "Africa for the Africans" philosophy Spear adopted.
Spear had first encountered Marley in the sloping hills of St. Ann's Parish as the former was lugging supplies to his farm.
Spear's Burning Band incorporates elements of jazz-derived grooves, star bursts of melodic keyboards and crisply played guitar even as it retains its signature elemental bass and heartbeat steady rhythmic core.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/02.15.96/burn-spear-9607.html   (1424 words)

 The Burning Spear Time to put the flame out? - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Burning Spear, who under Jack Ruby, was supported on vocals by Rupert Wellington and Delroy Hines, started his own label, Burning Music Productions, from which came classics, Travelling and Throw Down Your Arms.
Spear says he gets a lot of calls from promoters here, but because of prior commitments, he is unable to take up the offers.
In the meantime, even as he contemplates calling it a day, the Burning Spear is preparing to head out on yet another European tour, set for June when he goes to France.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20020327t230000-0500_23299_obs_the_burning_spear_time_to_put_the_flame_out_.asp   (1031 words)

 The Harvard Crimson :: Arts :: Reggae Artist Burning Spear Rocks the Roxy
Burning Spear is comfortable with the title of “legend” that is universally bestowed upon him.
Burning Spear is also an able percussionist and his understated contributions on the congas and woodblocks emphasized the subtlety of his music.
Burning Spear has played the venue before, and several stops on his current tour were at other House of Blues locations.
www.thecrimson.com /printerfriendly.aspx?ref=349732   (761 words)

 Burning Spear - Our Music CD Reviewed on AudioVideoRevolution.com
Winston Rodney, aka Burning Spear, has one of the great voices in all of Jamaican music, a giant foghorn of warning and deliverance calling out across a sea of slow deliberate dub rhythms.
Spear’s commanding voice and fiery individualism have always embraced, and in fact inspired, his native Jamaican legacy of musical activism and spirituality.
The true power of Burning Spear resides in his voice, and it cuts through deep and strong on this record behind the bass-heavy grooves.
www.avrev.com /music/revs/burningspear.shtml   (580 words)

 www.burningspear.net - The official website of Burning Spear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Spear's picture is screen-printed on BOTH sides of bag.
We are trying out a new feature that Burning Spear will use to communicate with the people, the Burning Spear Blog.
Burning Spear was in Jamaica in July filming a new video for the track "Walk" from "Our Music": view it here
www.burningspear.net   (437 words)

 Higher Ground: South Burlington, Vermont
Carrying the torch for the gospel of Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear is one of the single greatest proponents of self-determination and self-reliance for all African descendants, but his message is not exclusively based on the teachings of Garvey.
Through his music, Burning Spear has consistently been able to educate, inform, and uplift people the world over with his positive message based on honesty, peace, and love.
Shortly before the release of "Door Peep," Rodney chose to release the recording under the name Burning Spear, a reference to Jomo Kenyatta, a political activist who championed for a free and democratic Kenya and went on to become the country's first president after being charged and jailed for the Mau Mau insurrection.
www.highergroundmusic.com /calendar/?show=352   (385 words)

 Burning Spear: The Ultimate Collection - PopMatters Music Review
Hailing from Marcus Garvey's birthplace, St. Ann's Bay in Jamaica, Burning Spear was perhaps the first reggae artist to use his music as a vehicle for the dissemination of Garvey's creed of Black liberation.
These dark, snaking grooves -- in which Burning Spear's vocals are nicely supplemented by the harmonies of Delroy Hines and Rupert Wellington, topped off with resonant horns -- encapsulate Spear's pioneering, heavy roots sound (enhanced, of course, by the mixing magic of Ruby).
Although the primary focus of this generous collection is Burning Spear's Island Records output between 1975 and 1980, a brief sampling of some of his more recent work is also included.
www.popmatters.com /music/reviews/b/burningspear-ultimate.shtml   (962 words)

 Aspen Times News for Aspen Colorado - Arts and Entertainment
The 57-year-old Burning Spear was one of the originators of reggae.
Spear began singing about fl unity and the dignity of the poor, and he still sings of the same topics.
Spear believes other musicians - and not just in reggae, but blues, jazz, rock and more - should be similarly proactive.
www.aspentimes.com /article/20050923/AE/109230026   (1091 words)

 Burning Spear   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
One of Burning Spear's more under-appreciated efforts, Mistress Music features a refreshingly airy style that is at least partly reflective of the use of non-reggae musicians (something that may turn some fans off).
The rolling, heavy bass lines that often feed into Burning Spear's somber tone are absent on this album, as light keyboards/synthesizers and horns form the dominant sound.
Spear Burning is a collection of singles and tracks that never managed to escape JA.
www.reggae-reviews.com /burningspear.html   (1631 words)

Burning Spear is more than a man and more than a band--Burning Spear is an institution.
Burning Spear himself not only sings, but also bangs away on congas, wood blocks, cowbell, chimes, and more, bringing his own broiling buoyancy to the Burning Band's bacchanalia.
Burning Spear's setlist included classics both old and new, featuring "Old Marcus Garvey," "Slavery Days," and "Black Disciples." His message of love spread through the audience, bringing smiles to the faces and shuffles to the feet.
www.jambase.com /headsup.asp?storyID=4281   (664 words)

 Burning Spear
So nearly two decades after setting the reggae (and music) world on its ear, Burning Spear (the identity of the band and the man are inseparable) steadfastly continue to release new records and tour from town to town.
Somehow, either by divine intervention or the sheer force of a unique and unsquelchable creative gift, The Spear (as he is called by friends and fans) has remained fresh throughout the years.
But the real strength of Burning Spear's vision is to be experienced in Rodney's transcendental stage performances.
www.citypaper.net /articles/070496/article018.shtml   (339 words)

 Burning Spear interview with Carter Van Pelt, KZUM 89.3 FM; 7/27/96
I didn't want to announce this so much ahead of time, because I didn't know if we could get it all together, but I'm joined on the phone by Burning Spear, who I believe is in North Carolina in the middle of his tour.
I can't think that Burning Spear has sung a song about Malcolm X. Have you ever thought of writing one.
So stay tuned, we've got some tickets to give away to the Burning Spear show in Omaha on August 9th and more music for another 35 minutes.
incolor.inetnebr.com /cvanpelt/spear960727.html   (2595 words)

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