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Mr Reggae - Ras Banamunga talks about his new song, Emperor of the Dancehall.

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

Ras Banamungu. A Kinyarwanda Man Loves his life in Australia and enjoying the love and sharing his Culture and Music.

His new Music EP "The Emperor of the Dancehall" is centered around the belief that music and dance can be powerful tools for improving mental health and well-being.

The EP is a compilation of five dancehall and roots songs written in Patois and Kinyarwanda that celebrate the joy of life through music and dance.

The first song, "Emperor of the Dancehall," emphasizes the power of dance to bring people together and express themselves. The song encourages listeners to find joy in the present moment and to leave behind their worries and fears. It also anchors the community to look after each other.

The second song, "Happy Birthday," is a celebration of life and the milestones we achieve as we age. It reminds us to cherish our lives and appreciate the time we have.

The third song, Shakalaka-Doo Rhythm Healing"

It is centered around the power of music and dance to bring people together and uplift their spirits. The song emphasizes the importance of enjoying the moment, letting go of worries about time and just immersing oneself in the rhythm of the music.

The lyrics suggest that the purpose of going to the dancehall is not to judge or compete with others but to simply have a good time and connect with others through the shared experience of music and dance. This sentiment is reinforced by the line "Watti watti can't get, getti getti nuh want," which suggests that those who are too focused on material things will miss out on the true joy of life.

Furthermore, the song emphasizes the universality of music and how it transcends language barriers. The bridge emphasizes that people from different cultures and backgrounds can come together and share in the experience of the music. Overall, the philosophy behind "Shakalaka-Doo Rhythm Healing" is one of unity, joy, and the power of music to heal and connect people.

The fourth song, "Amakondera," written in Kinyarwanda, speaks to the beauty and power of African people and their culture. It encourages listeners to embrace their roots, celebrate their heritage, and find joy in the traditions and customs of their community.The fifth and final song.

"Inyamanza," is a call to action for listeners to come together and work towards a brighter future. It encourages unity and solidarity, reminding listeners that we are stronger together than we are alone. The song also anchors the community to keep their contacts with hope as a way of fighting the hardships they may face.

Overall, the philosophy behind "The Emperor of the Dancehall" is one of celebration, healing, and community. The EP seeks to inspire listeners to embrace life's joys, connect with others, and find comfort and healing through music and dance.


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