Ras Kush w/Ari Up – live and direct – Mar 17 2001 (Pt.1)

St. Paddy’s 2001 – a Saturday night.  Ras Kush, returned from an extended visit to Japan, goes live on the Reggae Vibes stream. He kicks off with some warm rub-a-dub before breaking out the crucial UK steppers. Ari Up aka Madussa shows up and immediately gets on the mic for an extended skank on her tunes of the day. After a short period of technical difficulty we hear some sublime roots n culture in the old time come back again style; as the version runs back comes Ari with “No Peace” – a song I’ve never heard her sing anywhere else.  A Gregory Isaacs segment allows Ari to tear it up on the Slavedriver riddim.  A strong Horace Martin dub sees her produce a novel take on The Slits  ‘New Town’.

I know the tape cuts off suddenly, but Part 2 is coming..

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