Radah

Radah

BandWorldReggae

Radah is a World/Reggae band from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The culture and spirit of the Haitian people is at the very core of Radah's sound, with reggae and rock also permeating the mix. In Radah music, rhythm remains an essential and beautiful part of Radah's identity. English and Creole lyrics.

Biography

Dah, Radah's lead singer, was born in '82 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In the 1990's, the country was marked by constant political up and downs including several coups and a three year embargo that changed things forever. Radah music is about the Haitian situation, one that is both beautiful and painful, fierce and sad. Rhythm is the foundation of Haitian culture, and as a result is a fundamental element in Radah music. The songs are written in creole and in english, and is, if anything, conscious music, with hynotizing rhythms, tribal yet modern sounding. Today, the Haitian people continue their struggle for independence, although they are known to be the first independent black nation. They are plagued by division when the answer is written on the Haitian flag:"L'union Fait La Force" or "In unity lies power". Haiti has a rich history and what is happening today will determine its future. Radah music was born to unite, to promote consciousness and non-violence, and lastly, to tell the profound story of the Haitian people.

Lyrics

Walkin' Dead Man

Written By: David Auguste

Such a gang mentality
If you're with them you're not with me
The result is just more casualties
As they kill with no apologies

You's a walkin' dead man
You think you livin' but you feel no love
A walkin' dead, you's a walkin' dead man
You have no conscience over spilling blood

Standing there with your AK-47
Shedding blood in the name of heaven
The victims are women and children
of the sins, might as well be guilty of all seven (yeah)

You's a walkin' dead man
don't really know the reason you are fightin'
a walking dead, you's a walkin dead man
don't talk to me when you get struck by lightning

In your wars sacrificing the young
on the battlefield where you would never ever send your son
Accelerate their lives but they only have one
tell them that they're strong just because they hold a gun (yeah)

You's a walkin' dead man
You think you livin' but you feel no love
A walkin' dead, you's a walkin' dead man
You have no conscience over spilling blood

Talkin' 'bout an army of one,
spending billions on weapons and bombs
But you neglecting disease and starvation
And it's affecting every single nation! (yeah)

You's a walkin' dead man
don't really know the reason you are fightin'
a walking dead, you's a walkin dead man
don't talk to me when you get struck by lightning

Discography

NOU LA EP
ONE DAY EP
WALKING DEAD MAN EP
NATIF NATAL LP

Set List

1. No Fear - Introduction
2. Lage'm
3. Walkin Dead Man
4. Nou La
5. One Day
6. Travay
7. Depi Nan Ginen
8. Dream
9. Let Me Live
10.Kite Limye'w klere
11.Menm Koule
12.Free