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The members of Mabrak are The International Masters of The Roots, Rock, Reggae Sound and have had hits on The British Charts with ITAL TALK/ LIQUID TALK in the mid ’70s. Their recordings are well known in Germany, France and in London. You can also hear them on THE JAMAICA’S GOLDEN HITS, VOL. 1 recording doing the gem “OH CAROLINA” - A Jamaican Classic from the 1960’s.

The Founder and leader Leroy Mabrak was responsible for these musical landmarks. He has also developed the World’s First Electric Repeater Drum and functions as a Resource Consultant for Drum Music at Stanford University. This was the first time in the history of recorded music anywhere in the world when the Talking Drum was used as a lead instrument in a song.

They have won 4 medals for musical composition and arrangement at THE WORLD MUSIC CHAMPIONSHIPS 2003 which was held in Burbank, CA.
They also give lecture demonstrations on Polyphonic Drum arrangements and are Masters of The Repeaters, The West African Talking Drums and The Nyahbinghi Sound.

They also record and perform contemporary Roots, Rock, Reggae Sounds. They grew up with the Legendary Tommy McCook and The Skatalites, Ossie Scott and Count Ossie and The MRR. So they are well schooled in first class rootical, cultural and contemporary arrangements.

THE ROOTSMAN CD is their current recording with hits like The Rootsman, Come Sister Come, Survival, Dis Ya Sound, Give Thanks and Praise and Jah Love is Forever.

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  • BlvdOfChamps

    this is good nighttime dub.

    9 Nov 2010 Reply
  • Waqcku

    the talking drum is so great, what a crazy instrument. I thought it was a tabla at first.

    26 Jun 2008 Reply