YOU CAN’T CONTROL WE
They banned our slave drums - and whip we
We played Tamboo Bamboo
They banned Tamboo Bamboo - and they lick we
We played pots and pans
They banned pots and pans and they lash we
We played oil drums
They banned oil drums and they beat we
We played steel pan
They banned steel pan and they jail we
We still play steel pan
They ban our street voice - and they choke we
We still shout “YOU CAN’T CONTROL WE!”
Fimber Bravo is one of the most influential exponents of cutting edge steel pan in contemporary music: blasting it in the black power protests of his native Trinidad in the late 60’s; in fusion with West African stars in the 70’s, 80’s & 90s; and integrating them in leftfield improvisations with Western pop and electronic sounds today.
Collaborating on his forthcoming album LUNAR TREDD with the likes of - Alexis Taylor, Hot Chip; Susumu Mukai, (aka Zongamin) ; the brilliant Senegalese griot and kora player, Kadialy Kouyate; Tom Furse of The Horrors; Cathy Lucas, (Orlando & Vanishing Twin) the street vocals of Cuttie William's, along with the high energy charge of Leo Taylor's drumming and that of Senegalese master drummer, Mamadou Sarr.
Mixed alongwith Ghost Poet’s producer Shuta Shinoda and Lapo Frost, mastered by Tom Furse.
A rooted sense of modernity and future vision with an eclectic yet clear communicative goal immersed in a myriad multi-sensorial sounds is what this great collections offers - a real clear call to action for everyone. donan