The Tree Of Life Sessions

T-Jah / Fikir Amlak

Record label
Bass Come Save Me
Catalog Number
Release Date
December 6th 2019


A1Ancient ManT-Jah feat. Fikir Amlak
A2Ancient DubwiseT-Jah
B1EkosT-Jah feat. Fikir Amlak
B2Melodica EkosT-Jah feat. Hazel Dub
B3Flute From Ancient TimeT-Jah feat. Señor C

n March 2018 Blackwood Soundsystem hosted a dubplate session with King Alpha and Fikir Amlak in Lahr (Germany). Fikir Amlak voiced a dubplate called Ancient Man for Tree Of Life Soundsystem on the Harder Than The Rest Dub , a heavyweight version of Culture s Holy Mount Zion from 1978. This dubplate marks the birth of the Tree Of Life Sessions . The raw dubplate material was sent to T-Jah to get the final mix. He was inspired by the lyrics and the art of singing so that besides mixing fyah hot dubplates he produced an own version of Ancient Man , which is featured here with two additional dubs. The song s trademark sounds are the playful erhu theme, a bansuri flute and a kalimba that create the unique atmosphere of the tune.