Boomkat Product Review:
Classically burnished modern soul flex with strong Afro-diasporic roots, from Reginald Omas Mamode, member of the illustrious clan with Mo Colours, Jeen Bassa and fam in Omas Sextet
“Reginald Omas Mamode IV stands strong in process, sensibility and message; speaking authentically against our collective future and the struggle of the Afro Diaspora people, the enslavement and colonisation of his and many others ancestors. His clear modus operandi focuses on a desire for peace, unity, love and a revised value system to insight a wider societal change.
“Music, it's a beautiful, spiritual and powerful thing" says Reginald. "It transcends boundaries and cultures, brings people together, it can instigate the worst and the best in us."
Running through 'Stand Strong' are themes encompassing a distaste for humanity's collective responses to the hierarchical systems that the ruling classes have conjured, past abuses and present economic and physical slavery on our and our children’s future.
Throughout, the overall message remains of hope for a better future. There's a subtlety in delivering these ideas and concepts: Afro Mulatto expressions and inspirations of negro spiritual are articulated with clarity through intuitive instrumentalism, raw drums, natty funk bass, soulful fender Rhodes, and Creole percussive patterns.
"Through this powerful vessel we call music, my hope is to inspire love, unity, and raise a positive consciousness and vibration.””