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joshua moses

africa (is our land)

bristol archive


Released: 20th Feb 2012


the bristol archives label continues its documenting of the long-neglected bristol reggae scene with this seminal joshua moses track.

this is top-quality roots reggae. moses' voice is smooth & strong, sometimes strongly reminiscent of johnny clarke's. this 12” features one of the only moses tracks ever to have been commercially released, ‘africa (is our land)’ backed with ‘home’, taken from the retrospective album ‘joshua to jashwa: 30 years in the wilderness’. at the peak of his powers, moses was both deeply rooted in the traditional reggae verities & a truly unique vocalist & songwriter -- a combination both counterintuitive & wonderful.

africa (is our land)


  1. africa (is our land)
  2. home (dub)