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Jah People (Adham Shaikh Remix)

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    Drawing strongly from Reggae’s mixture of joyful, danceable rhythms and socially conscious vibes, the latest album from Vancouver’s Buckman Coe is a gorgeous and downright infectious manifestation of the artist’s spiritual nature and passion for social justice. It is simultaneously his most political album to date and possibly also his most uplifting!

    Featuring masterful production by global/electronic artist Adham Shaikh and musician-activist Jason Kecheley, Malama Ka ’Aina (pr: Ma-LA-ma kah-AY-nuh) – a Hawaiian phrase meaning to respect the land and live in harmony – sees Coe’s almost ethereal, soul-drenched voice soaring over arrangements that draw from folk, pop, soul, psychedelia and hip hop, and singing songs that celebrate the awakening of social consciousness and the togetherness of those who are fighting for a better world.

    “Carnival Ride” is a joyously catchy number about First Nations and non-aboriginal people coming together to protest pipeline expansion. Originally written on ukulele, the final arrangement incorporates global rhythms, soulful vocals and hip hop passages to help drive home its message about the destructive nature of capitalism.

    “False Flags” is an equally “big” sounding song that calls out world leaders for perpetuating violence against their own people and turning the populace against false enemies in order to distract from their corporate agendas.

    And “World Waking Up” and “Jah People” are both funky tracks that celebrate those who are joining social justice movements, while questioning whether it’s enough.

    The album also contains plenty of tracks that are less directly political in nature.

    There are songs about love, desire, and giving each other courage in uncertain times. There's another about a community losing a promising, vibrant young man and the desire to make sense of or derive inspiration from tragedy.

    The title track is a tribute to Coe’s “spiritual home” of Hawaii. It speaks of the importance of finding natural environments that replenish us, and of the need to respect the traditional occupants of the land.

    The final track is a psychedelic journey of personal awakening.

    Coe himself is a living manifestation of the values he sings about.

    Born in London, England but raised in Edmonton, he moved back to England at 17 to do a degree in Economics and Geography at the University of Leeds, focusing on economic inequality. He then moved to Colorado to study counselling psychology at the Buddhist University Naropa.

    Coe went on to teach yoga and work with people with special needs and mental health issues – all the while playing music, as he had throughout his life.

    He released a home-made folky debut in 2009, followed it up in 2012 with By the Mountain’s Feet, and in 2013 with an EP that hinted at the more Reggae-influenced sound of Malama Ka ’Aina.

    Though Coe has never chased after acclaim, it has followed him nonetheless, the demand for his albums and live performances quickly growing to the point where he had to give up his day jobs and devote himself full-time to music.

    Readers of WE Vancouver named his band the Best Band in Vancouver, and readers of the Georgia Straight voted it the second best indie band.

    With the release of Malama Ka ’Aina, Coe stands to become even more celebrated by those who love him and much better known among those who don’t.

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    The first vinyl from Buckman Coe!
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lyrics

Every minute ticking of the clocks
Closer to the judgement day
The guns will melt in the rising of the sun
You can hear the women pray

All divisions must cease with the dawning
Of this brand new age
Our gods, ancestors, no longer separate us
Because we are one and the same

If the warring is ever going to stop
It’ll come from us leading the way
From the elders, earth education
Rise Up Jah People today!

Back in touch with the lands that sustain us
Dispense of technologies that will maim
All answers exist within and between us
Live with love and praise

Back to our roots no more GMO crops
The industrial military complex must stop
Slow down your mind and let the wisdom drop
No more boundaries, One Love under Jah

If the warring is ever going to stop
It’ll come from us leading the way
From the elders, earth education
Rise Up Jah People today!

I think about it, I spit and shout it, I kick it loud
I do my best to not have my head up inside the clouds
I bring it back to earth and try to think of what its worth
Connected to this land ‘cause everytime that i kick
And i really wanna be the one to bring forth the change
Open up ourselves to the rain
Let the water heal our bodies from pollution's pain
So let me see you tap into that warrior within
Feel the fire burning in your chest as we start to begin
To rise up, the Jah People we’re all equal
Let's end this war on earth and bring it back to being peaceful
Let's not forget regrets, we fret
Let's kick back, reflect and get more respect
Its not like we’re set to stay in this debt
We still can protect of all what is left, so
There's no really way we can track the worth
If every single person started giving back to earth
Will the current generation finally be the first
To lift our mother back to our hearts
I n-n-know the way you
F-f-f-feel inside your
S-s-s-soul ‘cause I can
See it in your eyes
So let me see your hands up to the sky
And realize that the truth is always inside

Hold on children, hold on
Hold on children, hold on
Hold on children to the One Love Song

If the warring is ever going to stop
It’ll come from us leading the way
From the elders, earth education
Rise Up Jah People today!

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from Malama Ka 'Aina (Respect the Land), released September 25, 2015

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Buckman Coe Vancouver, British Columbia

Conscious Roots and Soul Musician. Folky beginnings, evolving into Americana, World, Reggae, Psychedelic Adventures. Uplifting and Hopeful, Messaging from the Heart. Peace for Earth's People.

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