The Successful Music Career Of Winston Rodney, Aka Burning Spear

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In a display of true humbleness, Burning Spear, is no doubt one of the greatest reggae artists the world has ever known. Born as Winston Rodney, on Ist March 1945, in Saint Ann’s Bay in Jamaica, musicians such as “The Maytals” and “Bob Marley and the Wailers” influenced him.

According to him, it was his encounter with Bob Marley, that ignited his life to fame from 1969. He has then made a couple of songs, but doesn’t know where to start. Then Bob told him to go to “Studio One” and he did. Today among great reggae artists, his music can be heard in every part of the world.

In the lives of individuals, many do remember the mistake one does, than all the good things the person has done. But Burning Spear didn’t forget the direction Bob gave him. He gave credit to Bob Marley in his song “As it is” taken from his album ” Calling Rastafari.” He sings, “I start singing in the late sixties. Told about Studio One by Bob Marley.” But who is actually this man called Burning Spear and why did he choose such a name unto himself?

I never had the opportunity to interview Mr. Rodney, like other great reggae stars, but just as he has been following the footsteps of the great Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King etc, believing God send them to help black people, the same way, I have been following his music for a very long time.

Like the waves retreating into the sea, I went back and compiled the names of some of his old and new songs, to find out the message of Burning Spear’s music. Yes “He stands strong, The world should know, that Man in the hills, Far over, Calling Rastafari to Jah’s Kingdom. His mistress music don’t sell out and Christopher Columbus can’t change his Identity and Fittest of the fittest has made him a Free man.”

Being inspired by the late Jomo Kenyatta of Kenya, Burning Spear put the title of Jomo Kenyatta (Burning Spear ) unto himself as his name. From there on, the flame of the spear is unquenchable, singing about slavery, discrimination and praising men like Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah and Martin Luther King etc. His reason of cherishing these men are simple and logical, because they paved the way for I and I (Africans) to be recognised.

Spear 1Burning Spear showed his love for Africa from his great hit “Greetings” from the album “Far Over,” after his trip to Africa. Greetings Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Addis Ababa.” He said. He lamented bitterly about blacks in the United States of America who have no intention and respect for the culture. As if they have forgotten their history, some even hate to be referred to as Africans. “Even though they say I’m a Yankee” Burning Spear said he still loves them because they are his brothers and sisters.

After over thirty years of his prolific music career, the tireless Burning Spear surprisingly after his 27th album special, released in 1999, Calling Rastafari, which won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album in 2000. In 2003, he released another album captioned “Free man” with great numbers such as “Trust, Not Guilty, loved for who I am etc”

Despite that MTV doesn’t promote reggae music, Burning Spear has excelled to be one of the world’s famous musicians. His songs speak of its self. Truly, the achievements of Burning Spear, in the field of reggae, shall remain in the music history for ever.

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Minion

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Melanie and Lucie are the closest of sisters, but dark forces threaten to tear them away from one another forever. Can Melanie discover the secret evil threatening Lucie’s soul? And even if she can, what could she possibly do to set everything right? How far would you go for someone you love?

Minion is a short, dark tale embellished with the purest kind of love. You’ll find a ghost, demon and creature with evil intentions lurking about in a world of death, where two sisters will fight to escape the darkness threatening to destroy their immortal souls. Readers who love dark fantasy, urban fantasy and short stories about the occult and supernatural will enjoy Minion.

The Author

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Claudette Melanson writes & edits in Guelph, Ontario, with her husband Ron and four bun babies: Tegan, Pepper, Butters & Beckett. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a BA in English and an MA in Literature. She’s wished to be a Vampire since age five. She hopes to one day work full time as an author, since there are many, many books living inside her head.

In her spare time she enjoys watching Japanese Anime and reading vampire stories….along with other great fiction. She is also very interested in good health and is an advocate of Ketogenic eating, using whole and natural foods. Her favorite foods are bulletproof coffee, cashew flour crust pizza and treats made with xylitol and almond, coconut or cashew flours.

Future dreams include writing many more books and spending more time with her son Jacob. Her biggest dream is to make Universal Halloween Horror Nights a yearly event with hubby and son. A Rabbit Rescue fanatic, she also hopes to help rescues all over the world save many innocent lives.

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Poem Of Awareness: When You Are Born Black

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The Bible says God created Man in his own image

But many don’t see the black man in God’s image, so

When you are born black, you are a victim of slavery and Apartheid

When you are born black, you are victim of racism and discrimination

When you are born black, don’t trust World Health Organization and Center for Diseases Control and Prevention

When you are born black, you a weapon of mass destruction

When you are born black, Belgium will give you Ebola

When you are born black, Holland will give you AIDS

When you are born black, your home is Uncle Tom’s Cabin

When you are born black, contaminated vaccine is your gift

When you are born black, Germany will use you for an experiment

When you are born black, flee from the ghost of King Leopold II

When you are born black, America will use you for biological warfare

When you are born black, many will see you as a suspect, so stop committing crime

When you are born black, you will be a victim of cheap labour

When you are born black, pray without ceasing, because you’ve got a high mountain to climb

When you born black show love and care to your fellow brothers and sisters

When you are born black, watch your steps, because many hate you

When you are black, pray to meet good friends who don’t care about colour

Because they will make you happy without contemplating of committing suicide.

The Bitter Experience Of Man Makes Him A Wise Person

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The shadow of the sun reveals Polish writer, Ryszard Kapucinski’s adventures in Africa

When one looks at a bird in a cage, you may think the bird is very happy, because it flies, whistles and hops in the cage without halting. You will only know how happy the bird is when you open the cage. With tremendous force, the bird flies away without looking back. That is the real taste of freedom.

Many times, society calls people that aren’t contributing anything positive towards the benefit of the society, lazy or useless person, yet your efforts and hard work, would not always give you friends or lovers, but an empire of deceitful enemies and people who wish you will never make it in life. The more one meets life challenges, the more he or she learns and creates a better future for himself.

If African-Americans have gone through the worst in life and still experiencing hard life scenarios, then as an African in Belgium, don’t argue with me when I say that in the past, I lived in entity of scorn, discrimination, and underestimation, as a sort of tool to prevent me achieving my aims and objectives as a writer. I’m still fighting to find the reasons when a white man goes to Africa; he is treated like the queen in her Buckingham Palace, while the black man in a foreign country is seen as nothing but a sort of alien.

African leaders in some ways have betrayed us like the white man. When the white man comes to Africa, he knows the reason he came, reasons that are never known. A lot of dangerous vaccines have been inoculated to cause sicknesses and to generate diseases in the continent without the knowledge of our leaders because they were only interested in the money and corned beef the white used as bait. Africa is like a dumping ground for all unwanted stuff from Advanced Countries.

It is not an exaggeration to say that almost all Africa’s woes, wars,and diseases were caused by Europeans and America at the same time. I wish anyone who doubts what I am saying to read the book called “The Shadow of The Sun” by Polish author Ryszard Kapuscinski. The book reveals the most shocking atrocities committed by Europeans against Africa, including the role of the Belgians in the Rwanda’s Genocide.

Conclusion: Why would you hate me for blaming the white man of the troubles in my continent? Why do people still doubt that Aids and Ebola were medical crimes against Africa? Many foreigners leave Belgium, as soon as they get their Belgium passport, I will live in Antwerp without moving an inch, for them to witness my progress, despite the Apartheid system of government they run.

Finally, Africa has to stop immediately all kinds of cooperation for testing vaccines or medicines in their innocent population. If a new vaccine is made, those scientists have brothers, sisters, nephews, cousins, aunts, uncles etc, they should test those devilish vaccines on them.

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