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Mutabaruka (born Allan Hope, 26 December 1952, Rae Town, Jamaica) is a dub poet. His name comes from the Rwandan language and translates as “one who is always victorious.” His 1983 release “Check It” was released on Chicago blues label Alligator Records. In 2008, Mutabaruka was featured as part of the Jamaica episode of the television program Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

As a young man employed by Jamaican Telephone Company Ltd, he became interested in the Rastafari movement and converted from Catholicism while still a teenager. His outspoken statements on theology have generated controversy even among Rastafarians, and he has described Rasta as “part of a universal quest which may also be pursued by other routes, such as Hinduism or Buddhism or Christianity.

his webpage is at http://www.mutabaruka.com/

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  • jakobdorof

    anyone have Outcry in better than 192kbps?

    3 Dec 2011 Reply
  • jakobdorof

    Dub It! has some good stuff on it.

    3 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DenkerOne

    Any Which Way Freedom Must Come

    27 May 2011 Reply
  • Ronnie71

    Everytime a ear da soun' da soun' da soun'....listen...

    25 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Astronomy_joy

    он хорош

    6 May 2009 Reply
  • staaswellcharge

    one of my favorite artists for sure, met him in 2006 and he's quite an interesting guy to talk to

    29 Jul 2008 Reply
  • SaloMusic

    Хороший дядька. Особенно прут его даобвые вещи. Cooooool rasta music!

    21 Apr 2008 Reply
  • jvglion

    I will never forget the first time I ever heard People's Court Part II. I was just amazed and enthralled by great lyrics and insight of Muta.

    20 Feb 2007 Reply