Jamaica Sings Robert Burns

  1. Warmongerers By Name, official music video from the upcoming album Jamaica Sings Robert Burns
    Song produced by: Kieran C Murray, co-produced by Brina
    Video Directed by: Etienne. K
    Label: Tribal Global Records

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  3. Jamaica Sings Robert Burns recording session with Omar 'Jallanzo Multi Talented' Johnson in Kingston Jamaica with Kieran C Murray on the the Tribal Global Records mobile studio. Filmed by Brina.

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  4. Brina performs Warmongerers By Name at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

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  5. Brina performs The Slaves Lament at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.

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Jamaica Sings Robert Burns

Tribal Global Productions

Jamaica sings Robert Burns

Facing hardship and crises In 1876 Robert Burns, national poet of Scotland, booked a ticket for a ship’s passage to Jamaica... Ultimately Burns did not sail to Jamaica, his first book of poetry was published - and the rest…


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Jamaica sings Robert Burns

Facing hardship and crises In 1876 Robert Burns, national poet of Scotland, booked a ticket for a ship’s passage to Jamaica... Ultimately Burns did not sail to Jamaica, his first book of poetry was published - and the rest is history.

But what if Burns had gone to Jamaica, what would his songs have sounded like had they been absorbed into the Jamaican musical repertoire and sung in Jamaican musical styles such as Reggae, Nyabinghi, Mento and Dancehall - in a mix Scots, Patwa (the Jamaican language) and English?

To answer this question, Scottish producer Kieran C Murray and Jamaican singer Brina began the recording and production of Jamaica Sings Robert Burns in July 2015 in Kingston, Jamaica. In recording this album with some of Jamaica’s finest singers, musicians and bands, Burns’ work is heard in a completely new light. This album may yet be the biggest musical cross-cultural collaboration ever attempted between Scotland and Jamaica and introduces a new audience to the timeless works of Robert Burns, and also brings infectiously enjoyable Reggae music to Burns’ fans via familiar songs.

The album will feature Jamaican artistes such as the legendary vocalist Ken Boothe O.D., Brina, Cherine Anderson, Rootz Underground, Nickeishia Barnes, Berri and others. Musicians on the album have played and recorded with the likes of Bob Marley, The Wailers, and many of Jamaica’s leading acts.

Scotland and Jamaica share a long, and at times painful, history - from the early days when indentured servants were sent by Cromwell to Jamaica from Scotland, through the slave plantation era when Scots owned and ran plantations on the backs of enslaved Africans, and participated in the trans-Atlantic slave trade, and post emancipation when many professionals and economic migrants emigrated to Jamaica. Today Jamaica has the highest number of Scottish surnames per capita of any commonwealth country.

This project shows how the cross-cultural fusion of Burns’ songs and Jamaican music can be a force for uniting cultures in common goals. Jamaica’s national motto is “Out of Many One People” This common theme of the oneness, or brotherhood of man occurs in Robert Burn’s poetry and this is the thread that binds them.

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