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  • "One World Tribe, one of the area's most popular live bands and a major proponent of reggae-funk-world beat music, has just released The World Today, a collection of seven stunning original tunes. The sound quality on this CD is probably the best I've heard all year; the clarity of the mix and the separation of instruments is remarkable considering there are over 12 musicians including seven singers, six percussionists, a couple keyboards, two guitars and a bass. The musicianship is impeccable and One World Tribe keeps the energy level poppin', just as they do in their live shows. This is the CD to spin when you want everyone at your party to get off their butts and start sweating. Outstanding songs include "Touba" a mid-tempo grooving tune with right-on world rhythms, a beautifully clean guitar solo, and completely unintelligible lyrics (probably because they're in a foreign language). The tune is written by percussionist M'Baye Rama Diagne. Another great song is "Tell Them", a "message" reggae tune as authentic as anything Yellowman, Peter Tosh or any of the masters have put out. "Resistance" is worth noting, too, for its great vocal harmony and inexorable pulling rhythm. While influences from Marley to Earth, Wind & Fire can be heard on The World Today, the songs are all fresh and the CD should be a welcome addition to anyone's collection."

    - CD Review - Buffalo ArtVoice
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  • "What sets the Tribe apart is its dazzling stylistic virtuosity. From swirling African pop to stone-cold funk to Latin grooves to reggae to soulful ballads to jazz-fusion, the band incorporates just about everything while retaining its rhythmic intensity and proud social consciousness.

    At First, One World Tribe envisioned a short EP. What emerged was something more, a seven-song, 40-minute dance party that cooks up a rhythmic storm. Thompson credits the disc's energy and exuberance to how they recorded it at Midtown Studios at Forward Hall. They cut the whole thing in just two days, overdubbing the vocals only. All other instruments were recorded live - no band-aids, no touch-ups, nothing.

    The result feels like a live CD, minus crowd noise. Songs like "Twambie Tjue" - which brims with a hot Cuban / samba undercurrent - and the soaring, elastic title cut exude an earthly vigor that shows off this band's intuitive synchronicity. Parts of the ultra-funky "World Today" sound like vintage Sly Stone - if Sly was still writing killer hits, that is.

    Meanwhile, "Tell Them" serves up righteous reggae and the percussion-driven "Unity a Parte" opens with tribal drums before sequeing into an intriguing blend of bossa nova and samba. Meanwhile, Frank Singer cuts loose with some funk-infected guitar work. It's a tune that starts intense and keeps building, like "Remain in Light"-era Talking Heads.

    "World Today" also features some rippling piano in the sparkling, Latin-rocker "No Looking Back," while "Resistance" opens in a churchy gospel / R&B vein. "Touba (Holy City)," M'Baye Diagne's bouncy, infectious groove of African reggae, closes the CD just as it began - on a highly dancable note."

    - Dave Richards - Erie Times-News Article
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The World Today, One World Tribe's second CD, is available in Digital form only.

We are One World Tribe, and you are One World Tribe, and that is the human family.

The World Today - Unity...Harmony...Babylon...Confusion. So begins the jam - first World-Music, then Latin, then Reggae followed by Funk. Where is the unity? It's in the groove.

From the onset, The World Today captures the groove, with a full percussion ensemble, guitars, keyboards, the heart-beat pulse of Jamaican bassist Mike Chin, and full-ensemble vocals. All of this combines to give you music that could be Fela Kuti one moment and Santana the next, without losing the identity that is the Tribe.

From the roots of the mid-western Great Lakes Region, through the clubs and into an established regional presence, performing regularly in Buffalo, Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and festivals throughout this area, One World Tribe has evolved a power and presence that connects, and an attitude that's ready to party and elevate consciousness at the same time.

Having a cover repertoire that includes Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Maze, The Meters, and KRS-ONE, and players from every background and style, gives the tribe the experience to merge all of this into a collective whole. The test has always been, and continues to be, the clubs and festivals, where the judgement of the people is immediate.

This album has passed the test. See what's coming in: The World Today, from One World Tribe.

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Personel on
THE WORLD TODAY:

Production: Rusty Jackson, Randy Hetherington
Engineer: Randy Hetherington
Recorded at Midtown Recording
Assistant Engineers: Mark Saunders, John Macioch
Cover Art and Design: Matty Walker & Dev Jena
CD-R Duplication: First Art Records

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This Artist was selected for incusion in the Pennsylvania Performing Artists on Tour roster.
Pennsylvania Performing Artists on Tour
Funding may be available to support engagements in DC, DE, MD, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, VA, WV and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Contact PennPAT.org for more information.

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CDs Available:

Armed and Dangerous, One World Tribe's third CD Armed and Dangerous
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Unity and Diversity, The Classic Debut CD Unity and Diversity
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Armed and Dangerous, One World Tribe's third CD Armed and Dangerous
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The World Today, One World Tribe's second CD The World Today
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Unity and Diversity, The Classic Debut CD Unity and Diversity
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Unity a Parte (Preach Freedom)
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No Looking Back (Kennedy Thompson, Sean Clemments)
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Tell Them (Preach Freedom, Kennedy Lorya)
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The World Today (Jimmy Jackson, Kennedy Thompson, Kenny Hollis, Preach Freedom)
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Resistance (Preach Freedom)
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Twambie (Preach Freedom)
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Touba [Holy City] (M'Baye Rama Diagne)
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Live Cuts:

Nietzsche's [Buffalo, NY]
February 26, 2006


Twambie Tujue
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Tell Them
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Unity a Parte
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