Mansa Musa

Hold On To The Faith

  • BFY1216.1
  • LP
  • $34.99

Rudolph J. Lord and his group of young percussionists, also known as Mansa Musa, have accompanied many Trinidad and Tobago musicians like Andre Tanker, Brother Valentino, Black Stalin and Lancelot Layne. This 1976 debut album shows that he has a more comprehensive knowledge of and affinity to African-based West-Indian rhythms than any other of his contemporaries. The album is dealing with his African origin and the enslavement of his ancestors. Along with Lancelot Layne and others, Mansa Musa has seriously contributed to the development of a musical form called 'Rapso'.