Aswad: 40 Years And Counting
FOR ANYONE who struggles to believe that Aswad has been in the business for 40 years, you’re not alone – they can’t believe it either.
“It doesn’t even feel like 20 years,” laughs band member Drummie Zeb, who was taking care of the group’s interviews that day.
But indeed, it was in 1976 that the British reggae band released their ground-breaking self-titled debut album, unleashing their unique brand of politically-charged roots reggae to the world. Featuring songs including Concrete Slaveship and Back To Africa, the band’s debut offering is considered by many to be one of reggae’s most classic albums.