Jampara And The Batalion

Jampara And The Batalion

 Amsterdam, North Holland, NLD
BandWorldReggae

Jampara has combined his love for reggae music with his African roots, mingling the Reggae sound to the unique Burundi rhythm of drums in the world. This style of Reggae has established Jampara And The Batalion as a great international roots Reggae Band, which earned them recognition and respect.

Biography

n 1988 Jampara went to Jamaica where he met Aston Familyman ‘Barrett, the leader of the legendary Wailers. Jampara made two albums with the Wailer in Jamaica the first one called “Tolerance” released in 1990. After the first album in 1993 Jampara and Aston Familyman ‘Barrett’ started talking about forming a new reggae band. Soon Jampara was looking for a bass player, and was lucky to find one in the form of Robby Skipper. The Batalion as a band was born. Originally the band existed of five people, Ras Jampara as the lead singer and solo guitar, Robby Skipper on bass guitar and as Chief in command, Captain Anthony rhythm guitar, Professor Moha on drums and War Tanga as the lead guitarist. Now the Batalion performs mostly 12 to 13 musicians, with changing additions to the core of the band. The Batalions first gig was a double bill with Burning Spear at the Paradiso in Amsterdam (Netherlands) in 1995. In 1999 Jampara and the Batalion went to Jamaica to record their first album called “free like a bird”, at the same time Jampara recorded the second album with the Wailers this album was called “Beyond the Sun”. Since the year 2000 Jampara has combined his love for reggae music with his Burundi roots, which makes this not only a music performance but a unique experience because of the Burundi drummers. This experience established the Batalion as a good, international roots Reggae band which earned them recognition and respect.

Lyrics

What You See Is What You Get

Written By: Jampara

What you see is what you get

What you see is what you get
What you see is what you get
Anywhere, everywhere
Anywhere, everywhere
No excuse, no one wants to be squeezed
No excuse, no one wants to be squeezed
Make your plan and cross your fingers
Make your plan and don’t give up
Wait and see what tomorrow is gonna bring
Wait and see what tomorrow is gonna bring
To you you you
You you you
Jah live, Jah
Jah not dead, Jah Jah
Jah give, Jah take anyway
Jah give, Jah take, give thanks and praises
Jah live, Jah guide Batalion
Jah live, Jah guide Batalion yeah

What you see is what you get
What you see is what you get
Anywhere, everywhere
Anywhere, everywhere
No excuse, no one wants to be squeezed
No excuse, no one wants to be squeezed
Wait and see what tomorrow is gonna bring
Wait and see what tomorrow is gonna bring
Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow
Tomorrow, tomorrow, tomorrow
Jah live, Jah
Jah not dead, Jah Jah
Jah give, Jah take anyway
Jah give, Jah take, give thanks and praises
Jah live, Jah guide Batalion
Jah live, Jah guide Batalion yeah

Full Feeling

Written By: Jampara

Full feeling

This is my day, brand new day
To be full feeling
There is a trouble, a struggle
Survive in this concrete jungle
In really jungle you got to be wise
Or you become a breakfast to be full feeling
To be full feeling ey ey ey
In lion big belly, in cheetah big belly
Hyena waiting, wait
Vulture waiting to
Scavenger to be full feeling
To be full feeling ey ey ey

In the city you know there is no pity
You are use me and abuse us
That’s the way we become
We hustling and bustling
We hustling and bustling
To survive in this concrete jungle, jungle, jungle

This is my day, brand, brand new day
This is your day, brand, brand new day
Oh yeh
You got to be wise
Or you become a breakfast
To be full feeling
In a lion big belly, in cheetah big belly
We living from hand to mouth daily
People hustling and bustling
We hustling and bustling
Help me, I’ll help you
Help me, I’ll help you
To survive in this concrete jungle

This is my day, brand, brand new day
This is your day, brand, brand new day

Discography

Album: Tolerance With The Wailers Members:

1. Tolerance
2. Bad time
3. Wait for the right time
4. Give thanks and praises
5. Tolerance Dub
6. What a feeling
7. Natural living
8. Colly Herb
9. What a feeling Dub
10. Bad times Dub

Album: Beyond the sun by Jampara & The Wailers Members

1. Reggea music
2. Spliff time
3. Nighttrain
4. Stop crying
5. Beyond the sun
6. War
7. Cheky Cheky
8. Beyond the sun Dub
9. Stop crying baby Dub
10. Reggea music Dub

1. Margarita (Single) by Jampara And The Batalion

The band is recording a new album.

Set List

Channel/Input list for Jampara & The Batalion 2011

Instrument: Microphone: Insert:
1. Kick Shure Beta52 gate
2. Kick Shure SM91 gate
3. Kick trigger D.I.
4. Snare Top Shure SM57 beta gate
5. Snare Bottom SM57 beta/ MD504 clip
6. HiHat Condenser mic. (AKG/Shure)
7. Racktom 1 Sennheiser MD504/604 clip gate
8. Racktom 2 Sennheiser MD504/604 clip gate
9. Floortom Sennheiser MD504/604 clip gate
10. Overhead L Condenser mic. (AKG/Shure)
11. Overhead R Condenser mic. (AKG/Shure)
12. Bass DI D.I. (Klark/ASL/BSS) Compressor
13. Bass Mic. Sennheiser MD421 Compressor
14. Guitar 1 (Stage-Right) Sennheiser MD609/Shure SM57
15. Guitar 2 (center/Lead pos.) Sennheiser MD609/Shure SM57
16. Guitar 3 (Stage-Left) Sennheiser MD609/Shure SM57
17. Keyboard 1 Left (organ/SR)) D.I. (Klark/ASL/BSS)
18. Keyboard 1 Right (organ/SR) D.I. (Klark/ASL/BSS)
19. Keyboard 2 (Mono/SL) D.I. (Klark/ASL/BS