Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Scent Of Cedar

Scent Of Cedar is here......
I am very excited about "Scent Of Cedar". The Pre-Order release Date: October 2nd, 2014 at a lower price. The Official Release Date: November 13th, 2014. Take a read and tell I about it. One Love.

Scent Of Cedar by Lasana Bandele speaks of life, of love and desires, of courage, of hope and reconciliation, of joy, of freedom, of human rights, justice and the rights of all, of heart and soul, of beauty and light, of dreams, of relationships, of places and politics. This volume is musical. Heartical. Prolific.There is absolutely no emphasis placed on rhyme but on rhythm, message, meanings and flow. Enjoy the ride!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

IS ANYBODY OUT THERE? (Reggae) By Lasana Bandelé On KickStarter.

This is my KickStarter pitch to find Backer for my new CD release "Is Anybody Out There?"

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Love On The Freeway By Lasana Bandele

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Col' War (short) by Lasana Bandele

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Intro to "Col'War" from Lasana Bandele's "Storitela" CD. featuring Earl "Chinna" Smith on Lead Guitar, Tony "Ruption" Williams on Drums,.......... More at:

Monday, February 2, 2009

Living In Shacks (short) by Lasana Bandele

Living In Shacks (short) by Lasana Bandele
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Lasana Bandele's "Living In Shacks" video. Video of his hit single from the Storitela CD and the, "The Storitela" TV Special. Living In Shacks was filmed by phase 3 production and directed by dermot hussey of XM Satellite Radio. Lasana Bandele is a prolific Jamaican Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Musician, Producer.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

This Land Is Free


This land
Is free
And free

Except for
The stinking jails
And chained minds
In concrete castles

This land is free
Open fields
Breath taking
Mountain sides
Unfailing waterfalls
When you see
The food
This land yields
You'll see
The land is free
Free, free
Not like
Free food
Or, free for all
But free
As divinity, free

Slaves blood
Has been shed
It has been said
The battle is won
And slaves are free
But as far as
Eye can see
The land alone is free

Wonder in the artistic orchestration
Of sight lengthening varieties
Of trees

Be dazzled
By legions of flowers
Intoxicating, colourful
And wild
Be stolen
By the polyphonic Symphonies
Of Birds
Be smothered
By the punctuating dripping
Of seeds and blossoms
Playing percussive melodies
On dry leaves, rotten woods
And bare ground, classically

This land is free
Except for those
Who are slaves
To their freedom
Who are always
Too hungry to fight
Too fearful to bite
The vampire's hands
Who suck their children's blood
And keep the food
Out of the reach of
Everyone with the will
But not the means to survive
But are always cheap labourers
Building Empires
Never get enough
To appease hunger
Or defuse strife

The land is free
With cooing birds
Cleansing streams
Sheltering hills
Creatures of many kinds
But not free of
oppression and grief
For the man
Chained by the brain
Who can't see
Is but a scum
If he keeps
Fighting for crumbs
Instead of
To be free

Lasana Bandele
(c) 1986 8.11.86
(p) 1986 Storitela Publishing Ltd.