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Soulfire by Christafari

Cross Rhythms Rating: 8/10
CD: Album
Tags: Reggae, CD, Album, Recommended, Top Rated, Airplay
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  1. 1. Listening
  2. 2. Thanks And Praise (Interlude)
  3. 3. Selah
  4. 4. Christafari
  5. 5. Soulfire
  6. 6. Inside Burning
  7. 7. Niyabinghi (Interlude)
  8. 8. Sitting And Watching (Fly Away)
  9. 9. Give A Little One Love
  10. 10. Uhuru (Interlude)
  11. 11. Come Children
  12. 12. Spirit Cry
  13. 13. Dj Intro
  14. 14. Boomerang
  15. 15. Wha- (Interlude)
  16. 16. Crucified
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Reviewed by George Luke

With the exception of the odd few fortunate enough to get imports, Britain's reggae gospel fans missed out on these guys' debut, which went down a storm on the other side of the pond and their follow up album proves, to me at least, that all the praise they've received so far is well deserved. The more rootsy tracks feature some of the loveliest harmonies I've heard in a long time, while the gravelly-voiced ragga toasting makes Louis Armstrong sound like Philip Bailey. The ragga tracks are very energetic, but a couple of jungle mixes would really have brought this up to date. That aside, Tanosaback, Jaibo Culture and Earth Man (known to their parents and the taxman as Mark Mohr, James Pach and Erik Sundin) have produced the most authentic, most credible attempt at reggae to come out of America (Big Mountain, eat your heart out!). Their name might cause alarm bells to ring for some people, but, judging from the lyrics here, particularly those of "Crucified", these guys are definitely on the right track, although I think they should do us all a favour and explain their choice of name. Christians are paranoid enough already.

Style: Reggae
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 6111
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Gotee PD0075
Items: 1
Release Date: 1994
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The reggae gospel pioneers return with most rootsy tracks to date.

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About as good as reggae gospel gets, a great return for the pioneering team.

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Posted by Steven in Texas at 20:15 on Nov 22 2005

"Soulfire" is an awesome find. When I was in need of some heavy ministry, Father used this cd to help me find the way back to the straight and narrow path. The music has a groove of a different sort, making the message very powerful. I highly recomend this cd to anyone in need of The Spirit ministering in their life, even if it's just for a smile.

Posted by chisom ohuaka in Lagos - Nigeria at 15:40 on Aug 8 2007


i'm chisom, i like christafari too much, i heard them first in my undergraduate years and i have been trying to get their albums in Nigeria but to no avail could you please send me a copy of "soulfire" and "Valley of Decision" album to 8 oke street Akowonjo, Lagos Nigeria. and i would like to promote their music here in nigeria and maybe they could come for a nigerian tour.

Posted by Reuben Jomilaye in Lagos, Nigeria at 08:16 on Dec 12 2009

I love Christafari so much, moreso when I heard them first when I was in The Polytechnic Ibadan, Ibadan and i have been trying to get my hands on their SOULFIRE album since 1999 to no avail, I'll really and truly appreciate if you can send this particular album to me in Nigeria. It is not available for sale in Nigeria. Thank you in advance.

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