Don Hartley Muzik is not only about Don Hartley's music. In Manchester Reggae music scene we look out for each other and try to work together when we can so when Birry Nkosinathi, my dub poet brethren invited me to check out some brothers rehearsing for a show the next day, I naturally was happy to tag along and decided to take my camera along so I could help with documenting this great history that's happening daily in Manchester here.
The artist, Golty Farabeau, is no recent reggae rocker but has been in the biz for long time and came to England some 15 years ago. His reggae, known as 'seggae', which mixes Seychellois sega with reggae, is distinct and full of vibes. Today, he was working out with Adam Pennington from Ruff Trade and Sticks Benjamin on drums.
On bass and vocals, Golty jams some real cool music that transcends the language barrier between creole and english, pulling one into its heartical rocking vibration. Important also is that like his music, the brother himself is warm and welcoming with a positive vibration.
Manchester should be rolling out the red carpet and turning out in droves to watch and listen to this engaging bassist and vocalist with a positive message for all. Just beg you Golty, mek me open di show fi di I Rasta :-) Bless