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Anebsa goes Acoustic

Thursday, September 21, 2017

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After releasing two studio projects in less than one year, singer Negus Emmanuel Anebsa goes back to basics with Acoustic, an unplugged album recently released by his Wontstop Records.

According to Anebsa, he is most comfortable recording in this format.

“This is my main style of music; I have made over 19 acoustic albums out of 33 albums. The acoustic is the pure one, the one you cannot hide; it's just guitar and voice, raw and bare,” he said.

Its lead song is Length of Time, which he dedicates to the “queens of this Earth”.

Acoustic maintains the Bristol, England-born Anebsa's prolific output. Last year he released Black People, an EP recorded at Tuff Gong studio in Kingston with musicians including bass player Chris Meredith and drummer Squiddly Cole.

In June he released White People, another mini album.

He sees nothing wrong with putting out so many recordings in such a short period.

“I am my boss so I do what I want with music. I made this album in four days. my mission is to spread words of why are we still slaves and when we are gonna free ourselves,” said Anebsa.

Born to a Jamaican father and English mother, Anebsa was raised in Bristol, a port city with strong West Indian ties. Reggae has had a presence in that city since the 1960s when hundreds of Jamaican immigrants settled there, operating sound systems and record shops.

Anebsa's father was owner of the Black and White Café, a popular spot with reggae fans.

— Howard Campbell

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