[DPH018] DubRaJah - Enkang

[DPH018] DubRaJah - EnkangArtist: DubRaJah
Title: Enkang
Cat: [DPH018]
Genre: Dub, Fusion
Country: Russia
Release date: 22-11-2014
CC Licenses-by-nc-nd/3.0

DubRaJah is a project of Sergey Gabbasov, a Russian anthropologist and ethnomusicologist, specialized in the peoples of East Africa and Indonesia and student of “Dhow Countries Music Academy” (Zanzibar, Tanzania). He has made many ethnographical expeditions in different parts of Africa, Asia and Europe, produced several films about indigenous peoples and studied their native music. This is Sergey's first release on Dubophonic.

“Enkang” means in the Maasai language “homestead” .Maasai is one of the very few tribes who have retained most of their traditions, lifestyle and lore. “Enkang” is also the name of DubRaJah’s EP, which was recorded in the period from Autumn 2013 till Summer/Autumn 2014 in Arusha (Tanzania), Stone Town (Zanzibar, Tanzania), Wete (Pemba, Tanzania) and Moscow (Russia). DubRaJah fuses a deep digital dub style with organic sounds, traditional African melodies and chants from the people of Maasai, Datooga, Hadza, Pemba and Zanzibar, incorporating also samples of Mad Professor on “Eyasi Dub” and “Zanzibar Dub”. Each track has is own magic, from the ritual chants in “Laibon” to the mystical beauty of the “Ngezi” forest, cleansing the body, the mind and the soul.

 TRACKS: 01 Laibon / 02 Eyasi Dub (feat. "Mad Professor") / 03 Pemba /
04 Zanzibar Dub (feat. "Mad Professor") / 05 Ngezi


Pete Cogle's The Dub Zone #154 
Echo Chamber plays Eyasi Dub 18/2/15
Zanzibar Dub included on Kill Bass Vol.1 by R&D Vibes
Sounds of the Carribean  6/12/14 and 27/12/14
Dr. Strangedub radio show 26/11/14
 2 tunes played on Versionist Radio
Dub Thomas showcase on his Monday show on Versionist Radio
El Cant de la Xitxara 28/11/14
Radio Wave 28/11/14
Russian review on vk.com by E:\Music\Dub
Reviewed by Black Sweater, White Cat
DubRaJah Inna Dub Style
Reviewed by the french magazine Culture Dub
DubRaJah reviewed by the Groove Thief
Review in German by Irieites.de online magazine
Played by Visionary Soundsystem on RIFF Radio Show
Included in Podcast Vol. 8 by Green Beat Mexico