Monday, 23 March 2020

Winston Mcanuff and friends live in Jamaica

Dj afifa continues to experiment with the recording of live sound events and recording equipment. Winston Mcanuff and friends live in Jamaica was recorded using a TASCAM DR-40x Linear PCM recorder.

This excerpt features

Worm Bass, Kiddus I, Linval Thompson, Oko Onuro, Jawara Ellis and Winston Mcanuff.

Listen to audio here and enjoy some photos from the event.

Friday, 20 March 2020

Almighty God

Almighty God is a project by dj afifa it features 5 recitals of the Jamaican Parliamentary Prayer.

The Prayer is recited at every sitting of the House of Parliament. This is a tradition that Jamaica has taken from Britain. 

Information taken from the British Parliament website explains that

Sittings in both Houses begin with prayers. These follow the Christian faith and there is currently no multi-faith element. Attendance is voluntary.

The practice of prayers is believed to have started in about 1558, and was common practice by 1567. The present form of prayers probably dates from the reign of Charles II. Members of the public are not allowed into the public galleries during prayers.
MPs and Peers stand for prayers facing the wall behind them. It is thought this practice developed due to the difficulty Members would historically have faced of kneeling to pray while wearing a sword.