THE RASTA KIDS - featuring "Eyes See" (1984)

Mankwane/DJ music, MAN4001  

Early Mzansi reggae from the label of legendary guitarist Marks Mankwane of the Makgona Tsohle Band. Like Lucky Dube's first reggae releases from the same time, the songs favour rudimentary synth FX and uptempo Japanese drummers over straight-up skanking.

Highlights include the reggae soul of 'Greener Pastures', the ska-influenced 'Don't Take a Chance' and 'Eyes See'...
"I'm a Rastaman and I got to respect my dreadlocks.
I never have time to comb my hair,
I kick off the blankets and get out on the streets..."

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