The singer and songwriter of roots music known as Ras Marcus has released his latest LP record, “Turn Another Page.” The LP has been proudly published on the Mind Music Production independent music label without support from the corporate music industry. The album comprises no fewer than 13 original tracks from the artist for an approximate total listening time of nearly one full hour. Partly traditional, yet with fresh innovations which bespeak a brand of reggae the world has not yet heard, “Turn Another Page” by Ras Marcus is at once a return to classic roots music and a worthy addition to the reggae canon at large.
Ras Marcus cites as main artistic influences such contemporary titans of the reggae and toasting scene as U Roy, I-Roy, Big Youth, Ranking Joe, Sister Nancy, Sugar Minott, Capleton, and Beres Hammond. His own signature mode of roots reggae often sounds unlike anything fans of the genre are likely to be familiar with, while at other times he invokes the same spirits of the tradition which gave rise to perennial favorites like the Marley family and Desmond Dekker and the Aces.
Describing of the major themes of “Turn Another Page,” Ras Marcus writes, “My music shares the sweet essence of life through real music which embodies the upliftment, the joy, and the happiness of one’s mind, body and spirit. My fans will realize that the message of Rastafarian will ever be true and inspiring. Keep in mind that as we trod along life’s way, one have to make sure that when you know that you have something good don’t just throw it away.”
The understanding – or overstanding, as it is often stated in Rastafari – of self and of personal identity is central to the way of life that is Rastafari. This way of life is a central idea in the music of Ras Marcus.
He writes that the message of his new album, “Turn Another Page,” is “The message of understanding one’s self and that there is a divine power that guards over us and gives us the ability to create music for the world. The music that I sing will help to unify the nation through the message and teachings of Rastafari.”
Also at the heart of the Rastafarian way of life and of roots music, therefore, is the concept and practice of love.
“As a Rasta I will always show love to everyone,” Ras Marcus writes. “My music is always sending the message of love, peace, equal rights, and justice to everyone in this universe. I hope that my fans will never give up on their dreams and always keep in mind that in the midst of challenges, you must find a way to work with what the Almighty has given to you. Jah bless and one love.”
“Turn Another Page” by Ras Marcus is available online worldwide. Get in early.
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