IR :: Sankara Future Dub Resurgence - Wire Cutter (live mx)

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This track was a completely live improvised performance as Ras Isaac, Ras Charles and Kabaka labartin Klacity flowed alongside an electronic composition created by Dhangsha.
Guided by Ancestral spirits they create a live dub mix which not only celebrates music but fully joyously and fearlessly embraces moments of silence. As IR states in one of its art poster "In Silence We Prepare."Moments of silence are often hallmarks of IR recordings.
Watch the video for this track here at
Usually in the video some of these moments of silence are marked by images taken by IR of some special spiritual places and ceremonies. For example, the living tree in Eritrea that has a small church with a statue of a Black Mary inside the tree trunk as well as images from traditional Oromo spiritual ceremony taken near Ambo in Ethiopia where IR witnessed women go into trance during zar ceremonies.
Or also the moments of silence are marked by the appearance of visuals showing fearless musicians like Dr Das, Detroit techno renegades like Underground Resistance (UR ) and eclectic experimental composer Laraaji.
Joshua BLACK Alibet and Ramjac later added some magic audio touches.


As we contemplate
That which is outside
Time and space
This dhangsha track is what we use
To meditate

They attempt to wrap us in barb wire
Confine us
Define us
Stigmatize us

We use our wire cutter
To escape
So we can alter the mindscape

We only fear
the collapse of the imagination
A lack of indignation
At human rights violations

We will never respect borders
They aren't of our making

Yes I conspire
Yes I seek to inspire
Yes I move with guile
Underground resistance
My style

We only fear
Fear itself
We only fear a collapse of the imagination

We use the wire cutter to reveal
There is life that comes from truth
There is life that comes from truth


from IR 55​:​Sankara Future Dub Resurgence, track released January 11, 2019
percussion :Ras Isaac vocals :Kabaka Labartin Klacity
Dj :Ras Charles
Dub Conductor :IR & Ancestral spirits
Mixing dub touches IR & Joshua BLACK Alibet
Electronic noise soundtrack :Dhangsha
Recorded live at the Dub Museum ,Kampala,Uganda
Mastered by Ramjac at HMVS studio UK


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