Dachee & Culturally One

Dachee & Culturally One

 Maplewood, New Jersey, USA
BandWorldReggae

My music is often compared with Bob and Stephen Marley, Luck Dube and Alpha Blundy. Culturally One is a make up of different cultural backgrounds that come together as one for the purpose of one soul music. One soul music is music that comes from within for the soul purpose to heal and entertain .

Biography

Everything arises from the drums. The pulse, the drive, beating in rhythmic concert with the heart of a true musician, lyricist, and recording artist Dachee.
It was the sound of the drums in his native Trinidad and Tobago that echoed his musical calling. One of eight siblings, Dachee learned the African drums first from his eldest brothers. Honing his musical skills in high school, Dachee became proficient in the percussion instruments at an early age the bongos, congas, timbales, djembe, djun djun, tambourine, chimes, and steel pan.
He joined the Repertory Dance Company of Trinidad and Tobago and began performing at the tender age of 14.

The call of the drum led him to performances with the Repertory Dance Company touring major cities. U.S. California, Mexico, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C. and a different type of island, the Metropolis -- New York City The Big Apple. The tour to NYC was instrumental in his decision to make New York his home in pursuance of his musical career.

Having played with some of the top bands in his native land of Trinidad and Tobago, such as Fireflight, he began his career as a lyricist, penning melody and bass lines for his first record, Getting in the Grove.

Soon after, he formed his own soca band Axxis. That historic Carnival, he was scouted by songwriter/producer Keith Diamond who suggested that Dachee and the band journey to the United States. That period in the U.S. for Axxis was a learning experience recording and familirising themselves with the industry under the tutelage of Countryman Keith Diamond. Although Axxis disbanded, it provided a stepping stone for Dachee to continue working. His apprenticeship with Diamond continued for seven years learning the elements of the studio recording, engineering. Mixing hip-hop, reggae and R&B. Achee developed his song writing and production skills, inclusive of the new technology, music using Macintosh.
Time and Twine the journey continues Dachee under the influence of the boom-thump-whack of the drums in his heart; he continues to write and pursue the rhythm of life daily.
His repertoire includes a wide range of activities. Touring with the Village Drums of Freedom as a lead drummer to performing lead singer with a band at a benefit at the Museum of Natural History in New York City, with personal performance highlights which include: Reggae Carifest a nonstop musical celebration showcasing the West Indian Music Genres best recording artists, cuisine, arts & crafts; Tribeca Film Festival founded by Robert De Niro to celebrate New York City as a major filmmaking center where he performed for Archbishop Desmond Tutu. He also, performed in concert at South Oxford Space in Brooklyn with recording artist Yolanda Wyns.

Dachees passion for the drums can be enjoyed on his most recent project, Flight, which blends R&B, hip-hop, soca and reggae. Dachee s Baby, in this project hes writer, producer, singer on ninety percent of the album.
Lyrically, Dachee seeks to engage the listener with a message while he entertains. Jah Rebels which features the rap stylings of Bless, booms with a heavy bass beat but calls out to rebels with a righteous cause. Ting So Hot and That Kinda of Girl both boast irrepressible dance beats and entertaining lyrics that get people on their feet moving to the beat. Play All tickles the ear with a calypso-styled instrumental set.

My lyrical inspiration comes from divine influence and from current events. Says Dachee When I write a love song, Im talking about the agape (unconditional) love. When I write about hunger, its because Ive had hungry days.
After working at the World Trade Center and surviving the attacks on 9/11, Achee writes with precision, with a greater sense of urgency. His lyrics herald compassion for the oppressed and disadvantaged in society.

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Lyrics

Black Crows

Written By: David Achee

BLACK CROWS

VERSE I

This is the place
Where they use to live
All the innocent bystanders
Losing their life for politicin

I feel the pain
Of all the innocent souls
They lie dead
Oh lets take them down
We're going to bring them under

CHORUS

Black crows in the skies
There’s no rain falling
Ashes cover their faces

Black crows in the skies
There’s no rain falling
Ashes coming down I say

VERSE II

We all had keys to this house
It’s were we all use to live
We sometimes had to work night and day
Why the wicked bring it down and turn it into rubble
Twenty nine hundred die
That’s why I cry
I will keep these secrets locked up inside my head
Oh Jah
Lord a mercy
Many of friends them dead

CHORUS

Black crows in the skies
There’s no rain falling
Ashes cover their faces

Black crows in the skies
There’s no rain falling
Ashes coming down I say

RAP

It's a shame how nobody
Paid attention to them things
Until they flew inside of them
Buildings and made a stain

People dropping out the sky
Sort it like when it rains
I ain't lose nobody close
But I still felt the pain

Even though seeing it
And being in it ain't the same
See the cause of it was that
Black gold they're playin' games

So we need a new leader
A real leader for a change
Not someone whose only in it for their personal gain

Say the proof is in the pudding
It's right before your eyes
It's only but so long
They could cover up the lies

You gotta see the bigger picture
And read between the lines
Think about it
How many WMD's did they find?

CHORUS

Black crows in the skies
There’s no rain falling
Ashes cover their faces

Black crows in the skies
There’s no rain falling
Ashes coming down I say

A home
A home
A home
A home

Hear them cry
Hear them cry

I hear them crying

Hear them cry
Hear them cry

Everybody

Written By: David Achee

EVERYBODY

INTRO

Everybody
ROCK
Rock your body
ROCK
Everybody
ROCK
Pull it to the right
Pull it to the right

VERSE I

Baby
Everybody
I like how you’re rocking your wear
Everybody
Like you really don’t care
Oh yeah, Oh Yeah
Soca rhythm is on board
Come on
Rock with it
Bounce with it
Stomp with it

CHORUS

Everybody rock side to side
And dance
Pull it to the right
Oh oh yeah
Oh oh yeah
Oh oh yeah

Everybody Jump
Clap your hands
And stomp
Make some noise in here
Oh oh yeah
Oh oh yeah
Oh oh yeah

VERSE II

This rhythm is under meh foot
Everybody
And that’s why I’m feeling so good
Everybody
I want to jump up and get on bad
I want to wave a flag in meh hand, hand, hand
And wave, and wave it

CHORUS

Everybody rock side to side
And dance
Pull it to the right
Oh oh yeah
Oh oh yeah
Oh oh yeah

Everybody Jump
Clap your hands
And stomp
Make some noise in here
Oh oh yeah
Oh oh yeah
Oh oh yeah

VERSE III

Oh Yeah
Everybody
I’m in the mood
Everybody
Feeling so good
Feeling for you
You could
Rock with it
Bounce with it
Stomp with it

Shake with it
Wind with it
Pump with it
With this Baby

Runaway

Written By: David Achee

RUNAWAY

VERSE I

How should I feel?
When your child is treated different
In a corrupted system that breeds wicked intentions.
Can’t you see?

How could God’s tree
Be for another
And not for me
Oh Lord, help me please

CHORUS

Don’t want you to runaway
I’m the one who want you to stay

I want to show you
True love and affection.

I wish you was home tonight
You would have seen your mama cry

And then you’ll know
That she always love you
Oh oh

VERSE II

Nobody knows
What your life is like

And where your pain is coming from
Oh ----------- why

You don’t know what it feels like
When starring down the barrel of a gun
No words can explain

CHORUS

Don’t want you to runaway
I’m the one who want you to stay

I want to show you
True love and affection.

I wish you was home tonight
You would have seen your mama cry

And then you’ll know
That she always love you
Oh oh

BRIDGE

Stop him
Yes he’s speeding
Full of pain
Ah ah ah
We need to stop the killing
Too much death
One thing can be said
Have mercy
Oh yeah

CHORUS

Don’t want you to runaway
I’m the one who want you to stay

I want to show you
My true love and affection.

I wish you was home tonight
You would have seen your mama cry

And then you’ll know
That she always love you
Oh oh

Don’t you run---------------------(8 TIMES)
Don’t want you runaway

Come let we chant it down
Come let we chant it down

CHORUS

Don’t want you to runaway
I’m the one who want you to stay

I want to show you
My true love and affection.

I wish you was home tonight
You would have seen your mama cry

And then you’ll know
That she always love you
Oh oh

Discography

Album:

Flight

Includes the cuts:

Hail Jah For Life
Bullitz
Love 4 U
Happy
That Kinda Girl
Turn Me On
Jah Rebels
Jail No Paradise
Soldiers
Gun Down
Slow Wind
Thing So Hot
Jah Jah
Play All