Monday, March 9, 2015
Music: Protoje goes "Forward" into the Ancient Future with new album
The 11-track disc features the production prowess of wunderkind Phillip "Winta" James, who has manned boards and provided riddims for the likes of Damian Jr Gong Marley, Anthony B and the Mighty Diamonds. He reluctantly yet good-naturedly took the stage when acknowledged by his collaborator, who arrived for the occasion nattily dressed in a taupe suit.
He took the audience through several tracks, including the opener "Protection" and the heavy rotation track "Who Knows" which features fellow current roots star Chronixx.
This writer also finds great appeal in "Sudden Flight" "Who Can You Call" and the closer, "The Flame" all of which he smartly previewed in an excellent accompanying documentary that also included highlights from his recently concluded European tour.
A solid turnout of music, media and other interests turned out for the event, which continued into the night.
The album is now available via the usual channels.