Melbourne’s Mista Savona returns with a blistering new dancehall and reggae record titled Warn the Nation, featuring Capleton, Sizzla, Horace Andy, Prince Alla and many more.
It’s an incredible collaboration between Australian musicians and Jamaican vocalists produced by Mista Savona, who jumped on a plane and built on the relationships forged during Melbourne Meets Kingston – his highly acclaimed album from 2006.
Warn the Nation is a big step forward, this time enlisting some of the biggest reggae stars to Savona’s cause – creating arguably the most accomplished reggae album to come out of Australia. Musically the arrangements are stunning; the players are first rate; and vocally it’s out of this world – with an overarching theme addressing the urgency of global sustainability and the environment.
Mista Savona has created an internationally reputable dancehall album, a completely unique achievement born out of the suburbs of Melbourne. A must have for any reggae/dancehall fan.
Did you know? The song Chant Rasta Sound features the legendary Alton Ellis – often referred to as the “Godfather of Rocksteady” and inducted into the ‘International Reggae and World Music Hall of Fame’ in 2006 – Ellis started out at Studio One with Coxsone Dodd and has been sampled countless times by the likes of KRS-One, Tupac and Notorious B.I.G. This is believed to be his final recording. Ellis died in October 2008.