Reaching the youth through music

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I really am spending a lot of time these days digging for new inspirational music in my life. I have already acquired a lot over the decades, but opening myself to add to the treasure chest of music medicine is such a powerful action. It's intensive therapy in these difficult times that seem to be constantly knocking on the door of our beautiful mountain home as well as the door of so many conscious humans around the world.

Coming back to my roots in reggae music has a 100% success rate throughout my life when things are the hardest. It's so hard to turn off the internal dialogue, but when I choose to fill my ears with irie vibrations I am able to:

keep my feet on the path of Divine Truth

keep my mind racing with lyrics of positivity, not the dis-ease of worry

keep my head above the waters of despair

keep my heart light

keep my spirit centered

I have discovered a song by Chronixx I had not heard before, called Safe N Sound. I am uplifted by his lyrics and his solid efforts to bring love to the ghettos of Jamaica. The message gives me SO much respect for this beautiful brother and his path of righteousness. He really puts a lot into reaching out to the disgruntled, misguided youth who have been lied to, abused, and led astray by so many different charlatans offering sickness, violence, and poison disguised as help. He sees the way things are in his home, and he is standing tall to make things better.

Here are the lyrics, I really couldn't decide on just a few to share and I know that for those who don't speak Jamaican it will greatly help to fully understand his message. Courtesy of

Wise ghetto youth start wise up now
Rise ghetto youth start rise up now
Hear mi
Bun sufferation and bun poverty
Mek dem know a evolution time
A Babylon invent crime

We need more love flowing in the streets
Children a smile an a skin dem teeth
More love flowing in the town
Whole community safe and sound
Love flowing in the street
Work affi gwan and food affi eat
More love flowing in the town
People tell me how mi sound

Lord a mercy
All of a sudden everybody a gun man
State of emergency and a bag a tension
Politician doh have nuh development plan
That's why every community need a one don
One order, everybody fi unite
Nyahbinghi order Rastafari
Nuttn nuh precious like di youth dem life
Dat a one thing nuh mount a money cyah buy

Chat dem a chat
A talk bout dem a bad man
A run up dem mouth an gwan
The guns that they gave you
Are tools that they use to break good communities down
A mus the boom and the rum
Fly up in your head my son
Mek yuh figet seh you a king
And start bleach out your skin
And flex like a bloodclaa clown

Ah haa
Children a laugh and a skin dem teeth
More love flowing in the town
Whole community Safe N Sound
Love flowing in the streets
Work affi gwan and food affi eat
More love flowing in the town
Come on Jamaica, tell mi how mi sound

Look how much a wi son dem kill already
Look how much juvenile dem killing again
Future Shellyann Fraisers Usain Bolts
Doctors, wi lawyers and all wi singer dem
African people we lock di world already
A through the powers of Haile I, we a win again
Wi up and wi ready, di natty firm and heavy
Diss Rastafari and everything a dead

Chat dem a chat
And a talk bout dem bad
And a run up dem mouth and gwan
Prostituting wi daughters
Wi son dem get slaughtered
They breaking our families down
A mus the boom and the rum
Weh di Dutty government bring come
Mek you figet seh you a queen
And start bleach out yuh skin
An a flex like a fool Winsome

Or it could be many years of brainwashing
Or the stew peas with the pig tail
It even might be these pills that they poppin
Mek everybody feel like a big devil
Affi face the truth an wi cyaa hide from it
Affi heal wi people, it's inevitable
Cause the poison food a mek di youth brain damage
Coupled with with the crap they watching on the cable

Pastor nah nuh answer
Di youth dem inna d church sick and dying from cancer
Marijuana is the healing
And a long time church people a laugh after Rasta
Jamaica government invest millions a dollars fi destroy wi landrace sativa
Bring in seeds from California
And then they legalize ganja

Giving so much thanks for this song and everything it represents. Those with voices who speak the truth, keep that heartbeat/drumbeat going, singing from the rooftops for the world to hear in every language. We shall not be silenced by the evil deeds of mankind, because the highest power in the land has shown us that LOVE WINS.

One last thing, dear reader:
For a sweet little mini-concert, check out this NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert that Chronixx did back in 2017. It's only 15 minutes but it will be the best 15 minutes of your day!

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First time seeing the video but I know the tune! Yeah man Chronixx is one of my favorite new ear roots reggae artiste. Many consider him the Bob of the new generation. And I see why. I ask live the Riddim in this one, that phrase is familiar but sounds so fresh! Blessed new week!

Didn't know that Chronixx Track, either...nice Selection!
Spread that Love!

Beautiful song and indeed the power is with the people, who need to wake up and realize what they could do themselves.