Pablo Moses

Biography

With warm, earthy melodies, pulsing vibrato, and socially conscious lyrics, Pablita Henry (a.k.a. Pablo Moses) has always been much more a favorite of hardcore Roots Reggae fans than the charts have indicated. His single "I Man A Grasshopper" started his career in the mid-1970s as a ganja-smoking classic, tying in themes of Rastafarianism with the television show Kung Fu. The song was surrounded by other cultural classics such as "Give I Fe I Name" on the seminal roots album Revolutionary Dream, produced by Geoffrey Chung and Lee Perry at the famed Black Ark studios. Though Moses hasn't recorded as prolifically as many of his peers -- he's much more concerned with studying music and being a devout Rastafarian -- there have been excellent Dub versions of his songs, as well as the sporadic top-level release every few years.

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