Orthodox Issachar to launch new album, Rasta Man

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Singer Patrick Spence, better known in music circles as Orthodox Issachar, has
once again teamed up some of reggae's greatest producers and musicians as he
celebrates his Rasta heritage.
Rasta Man is the title of Issachar's latest musical offering which makes full
use of the expertise of renowned veterans including Sangie Davis, Earl 'Chinna'
Smith, Dean Fraser and the duo of Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare. Rasta Man
is the follow up to the singer's previous albums - his debut, Great and
Marvellous and his sophomore, He Created Everything.
Of this album, Issachar says, "Rasta Man is all about the message - preaching
the gospel through the music. This is the theme that I have chosen for all my
works because I really believe in the power of music to change, heal and
Orthodox Issachar, the brother of reggae singer Colin 'Iley Dred' Levy, was born
in Jamaica, but migrated to Canada in the seventies. He confesses to being
inspired by the talent, achievement and message of some of the great
artistes/musicians within the music business as well as great leaders such as
Haile Selassie I, Prophet Gad (Dr. Vernon Carrington) founder of the Twelve
Tribes of Israel, Marcus Garvey, Martin Luther King Jr., and Nelson Mandela
Issachar's debut album, Great and Marvellous, crossed the boundaries of chant,
reggae and gospel on a spiritual level, while covering a broad spectrum of sound
from soft and devotional to up-tempo heart-rocking tunes.
The singer/songwriter has also been working in conjunction with Twelve Tribes of
Israel, New York branch with a single called Dem Gone. This song was featured on
the Shine Your Light compilation CD.
Orthodox Issachar will officially launch his newest album, Rastaman, on Tuesday,
April 12, at Flava Nite Club on Mannings Hill Road in St. Andrew.
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