His first album, "La Lucha Continua" (The Struggle Continues), released in 2001, launched the bilingual approach to reggae and gained him a loyal following in California and Mexico, particularly in Mexico City and Tijuana. The second, 2004's "Persistence of Vison" (Vision Persistente), continued this new tradition in roots reggae music and established him as a unique act in the USA, both on the west coast and in New York. "Tres Sangres" seeks to extend the significance of bi-lingualism in reggae music. Not satisfied to merely cross the language barrier, Elijah Emanuel explores the multi-cultural experience of Latinos: that of mixed blood.
The songs illuminate the joys and sorrows of living the mixed heritage of African, Indigenous and European ancestry. Musical arrangements reflect this cultural mix: adding African polyrhythms, Native American chants, Cuban tres, funky jazz horns and cello. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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