Sheb Schwae
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Sheb Schwae

Detroit, Michigan, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2014
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"Radio listeners reviews of Sheb Schwae & The Makah Rhythm Tribe's songs (2013 & 2014) radio reviews"

Here are some comments radio listening fans have made about these tracks: “bark allahu feek (May God bless you). Let them know”, “ The message is good. I hope a lot of people will actually get the chance to listen to this piece of music. Thumbs up. ” “gud”, “ love it...educate the people through music...blessed! ” , “well done”, “ NICE ” “ GREAT”, “sure enough”, “big up”, “blessings” Wow. Wonderful, the message. Create the melody to have people enjoy the music ” ; “ better ”, “ p ”, “ yas ”, “ good music ”, "Creative..." . “ I live in KSA now. Thanks for the accurate message! Wish all of USA could hear this. Nick. ” “ Barak Allah fikum, Keep up the good work... Ramadan Kareem.” “ Strength in Music.” - radio airplay from the CD's WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM 2 & THE LAST CRUSADES


"List of colleges where Sheb Schwae has performed"

Wayne State University, MI
Wayne County Community College, MI
The University of Michigan, MI
Western University, MI
Oakland University, MI
Detroit Museum of African American History, Detroit MI
African World Festival, MI
Arab Festival, Dearborn MI
Ferris State University, MI
Oklahoma State University
DeAnza College, CA
Dennison State University, OH
Alabama State University
University of Kentucky
Amarilo College, TX
Lamar University, TX
Prairie View A&M University TX
Georgetown University, District of Columbia
College Music Journal Awards NYC 2004
Danville College, Danville Virginia
Aims Community College, Greeley Colorado
California State University Monterey
George Mason University, Virginia - A.B. Juttie


"I really like "Real Love""

Rodney SaulsberryOctober 1, 2010 at 4:12pm
Re: Hampton talent show featuring Sheb Schwae & headling the show Rodney Saulsberry
Abdullah,

Thanks for sharing your music. I really like Real Love, "how love can fool you when you're so involved" is a great line. I also like, We Go Deal With the System. I didn't know you were so in touch with Stevie Wonder, you can definitely hear his influence your voice. I'm also hearing some Smokey. Great music man!

- FACEBOOK 10/1/10


"Radio DJ Mike Julien of WDET FM Detroit, Michigan review of "THE LAST CRUSADES CD""

Mike Julien DJ at WDET FM Detroit, Michigan August 20, 2010
Re: Sheb Schwae
Hey man, I think the tracks are solid, as usual, quality production and relevant lyrics. I like Track # 3, it will be in my mix on 8/29, the final Global Mix program. I'm talking with wdet about some special mixes so I will keep you in the mix.

- Facebook/ 8/20/10


"REGGAE UPDATE"

Sheb Schwae brings a sweet and soulful approach to his vocal on We Go Deal (With the Sytem) 2 (Urban Ramses Style) with vocals reminiscent of Curtis Mayfield and snappy Makah Rhythm Tribe backing that includes dub effects, a cappella harmony and keyboard-dominated riddims. Pop, disco, reggae and r&b elements combine on songs like "Dancehall Style". "Real Love" and "I Found That Girl" with "Moroccan chants" interludes, bonus urban, English and Arabic remixes and dubs galore. Graphics and interview material relate to the accomplishments of the "United States Colored Troops and Buffalo Soldiers" of the Civil War era and its implications manifest today. (e-mail: salahadin26@hotmail.com) - The Beat Magazine VOL 23 #3 2004


"New release for MRT"

"We Go Deal (With the System)" is the title of the new album for Schwae & the Makah Rhythm Tribe, produced by MRT (Makah Rhythm Tribe), Harold Coker, Kevin Logan & Bryan Wright. Stylistically the music is West Indian, and the album is dedicated to Black soldiers who fought, and in many cases died, in the Civil War-The United States Caolored Troops (USCT). The songs, however are generally not political. They include "I Can Make You Dance," Lover Girl," Rock Steady" and the title cut. - THE MICHIGAN CHRONICAL ENTERTAINMENT June 7, 1994 Reflections by Steve Hosley


"Reggae Update"

Last is Schwae and the Makah Rhythm Tribe with Abdullah Muschwae Schwae Bin Juttie on lead vocals and background vocals Kevin Logan. The group has been together since 1981 and their latest release is WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM. Dressed in Union soldiers uniforms on cd cover, the project is in recognition of the 131st anniversary of the African-American soldiers who fought in the Civil War to liberate their brethern from slavery.

The Tribe commmences with "I Can Make You Dance," a blend of upbeat urban top 40 and reggae, showcasing Schwae's veritable singing ability. The title cut contains Malcom X speech excerpts to combine raw truth with a solid bass leading the groove. Of course being from Detroit, they do the Motown hit "Ain't That Peculiar." - The Beat Magazine VOL 13 #5. 1994


"Good Reggae in Detroit"

WE GO DEAL (With the System)-Schwae and the Makah Rhythm Tribe (URS): This is hands down the best ever reggae recording ever by a Detroit group, although the Tribe is now basically the project of singer-drummer Muschwae Schwae. The opening piece, "I Can Make You Dance," has a bouncing groove that proves its title. True to the muic's roots, Schwae displays excellent R&B vocals over bouncing Caribbean rhythms. His able rendering of Marvin Gaye's "Ain't That Peculiar" and falsetto on "Dance Hall Style" prove that Schwae can flat-out sing. But the strength of "Deal" is more the mix of styles, from the upbeat soca of "Down At the Beach" to the rock steady of "Summer Dub". Too often reggae bands lay in the same groove too long; Schwae sees to it the groove never becomes a rut. "Deal" showcases a deserving talent with some popping part grooves. - Larry Gabriel The Detroit Free Press May 23, 1994


"Amazon.com"

This CD is an interesting blend of African Diaspora sounds of Reggae, R&B, Caribbean African and Arabic lyrics with R&B rhythm tracks. The production quality is refined and well produced. Vocally Sheb Schwae provides a variety of influences from his Motown roots, Middle Eastern attraction to love songs sung in Arabic, dance hall, lovers rock and styles lamenting the tribulations of the African Diaspora experience in "WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM" the title track describes the persecution, oppression, and need for reparations from the Colonial powers who raveged Africa through the Slave trade and illustrating through song how it's humiliating effects have impacted and rendered the African Diaspora from South America, through the Caribbean and North America. "WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM" is a call for building pride and greater self esteem in the face of racial adversity. Other tracks play to the genre of love songs, songs of pain, and having a good time with "DOWN AT THE BEACH, I CAN MAKE YOU DANCE, DANCE HALL STYLE"...... - A Kid


"Reggae grows despite Detroit's chilly climate"

By Stewart Francke

Marley's ghost still moves

Detroit's first reggae explosion was prompted by a pair of 1978 concerts by Bob Marley, one at Cobo Hall, the other a lengendary Masonic Temple show. Despite his death in 1981, Marley remains reggae's defining influence. As many of the performers involved in tonight's awards will attest, his style of arrangement is still as highly valued as his strident political stance.

For Schwae, those Marley concerts were catalysts to a new commitment. Seeing Bob Marley played a huge part in me adopting reggae music, " he says. "So much of this music is in observation and fraternizing-that's how you learn to make it. "

I've been in Jamaica and met a lot of the high-profile musicians, but I've lived here since reggae's incubation in 1978. I grew up here, so I have an affinity for Motown music. But reggae's duty is to consciousness.

" The Makah Rhythm Tribe's 1994 CD, We Go Deal (With the System), is a case in point. A salute to blacks who served in the U.S. Civil War, along the lines of Marley's "Buffalo Soldiers," it is considered the best recording ever made by a Detroit group.

"I hope this awards show brings unity among the groups. It's rough being a reggae artist here. It's a big step for O.C. to do this." Schwae, the leader of the Makah Rhythm Tribe, agrees: "We need more credibility and logevity. This awards show can attain recognition and acceptance for reggae in Detroit. All of these groups are taking the time to recognize the accomplishments of other groups. It confirms our commitment to the proliferation of reggae music in Detroit." - The Detroit News 10/7/1994


"The Talent of Your Group Soared Above and Beyond That of Any of the Other Reggae Bands I had Listened to"

Bryan,

I would like to thank you and your band Schwae & The Makah Rhythm Tribe for performing at Oakland University for Reggae Night. Your performance was very energetic, and it was overall a real crowd pleaser. Although the audience was small, those who did attend had an excellent time. Everyone enjoyed listening to as well as dancing to the music of The Makah Rhythm Tribe.

The Oakland University Student Program Board is committed to providing diverse entertainment that will appeal to a wide range of students, and the performance of The Makah Rhythm Tribe did a superb job in covering this aspect of programming. Your band's performance at Reggae Night was an excellent addition to Oakland University's African American Celebration Month. The performance attracted a very diverse group of students, and good time was had by all who attended.

Lastly, I would like to say that before contracting your group, I had listened to the demo tapes of several other local reggae bands, as well as bands that belong to NACA, and the talent of your group soared above and beyond that of any of the other Reggae bands I had listened to. Thank you for an excellent performance!!

Sincerely,
Kelly Schehr
Concert/Dance Chair
Student Program Board - Kelly Schehr Concert/Dance Chair Student Program Board May 3, 1994 Oakland University


"University of Alabama letter of recommendation"

6/5/2005


To Whom It May Concern:

Mr. Abdullah Bin Juttie, aka "Sheb Schwae " leader is the Makah Rhythm Tribe Band, is an accomplished musician who emphasizes the "dance-hall style" raggae format that encompasses "old school classics" as well as original compositions. He and his group performed for the Office Of Multicultural Affairs Spring Picnic before a crowd of approximately 400 people. The music was well received and greatly enlivened the ambiance of the occasion.

A dedicated historian and interculturalist, Mr. Juttie incorporates historical themes and messages into his musical offerings. This is done in a multicultural format that attempts to educate as well as entertain. All the while, his demeanor is professional yet engaging as he wishes to learn as much as possible about seemingly divergent cultures.

Mr. Juttie is well grounded in the anatomy of the music business and quite easy to work with. He is punctual and courteous, unlike other musical talents I have had to work with over the years. Therefore, I am happy to recommend Mr. Juttie and the Makah Rhythm Tribe Band for your consideration for musical entertainment.

Repectfully,
Lee E. Williams, 2 PH.D
Professor of History Director, Multicultural Affairs - Lee E. Williams PH.D Professor of History Director Multicutural Affairs


"Eclectic Sounds from Sheb Schwae"

This CD is an interesting blend of African Diaspora sounds of Reggae, R&B, Caribbean African and Arabic lyrics with R&B rhythm tracks. The production qaulity is refined an well produced. Vocally Sheb Schwae provides a variety of influencess from his Motown roots, Middle Eastern attraction to love songs sung in Arabic, dance hall, lovers rock and styles lamenting the tribulations of the African Diaspora experience in "WE GO DEAL DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM " the title track describes the pursecution, oppression, and the need for reparations from the Colonial powers who raveged Africa through the slave trade and illustrating through song how it's humiliating effects have impacted and rendered the African Diaspora from South America, through the Caribbean and North America. We Go Deal With The System is a call for building pride and greater self esteem in the face of racial adversity. Other tracks play to the genre of love songs, songs of pain, and having a good time with "DOWN AT THE BEACH, I CAN MAKE YOU DANCE, & DANCE HALL STYLE" all these tracks stir the emotions of let's forget about the strife in our lives and enjoy the love with in the rhythms we create. - Tropic/Amazom sales Customer rating 75% May 23, 2003


"Letter of Recommendation from Wayne State University Detroit, Michigan"

Dear Brian,

Outstanding, energetic, awesome, and dynamic. These are just a few of the words used by students and faculty to discribe Schwae and the MakahRhythm Tribe's performance here last Thursday. During my time here at Wayne State, we have never hosted a group with your level of professionalism and enthusiasm. This concert will definitely be talked about for months, possibly years to come. Thank you for everything, and good luck with your career.

Sincerely:
Chris Cahill - Chris Cahill, October 12, 1993 WSU Divsion of Student Affairs, Program Activities


"Reggae Update"

Sheb Schwae brings a sweet and soulful approach to his vocals on "WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM 2" (Urban Ramses Style Records) with vocals reminiscent of Curtis Mayfield and snappy Makah Rhythm Tribe backing that includes dub effects acapella harmony and key-board dominated riddims. Pop, Disco, Reggae and R&B combine on songs like "Dance Hall Style, Real Love and I Found That Girl" with "Moroccan Chant" interludes, bonus urban English & Arabic remixes and dub galore. Graphics and interview material relate to the accomplishments of the "United States Colored Troops and Buffalo Soldiers" of the Civil War era and implications manifest today. - The Beat vol 23 # 3, 04


"The new CD from Sheb Schwae & the Makah Rhythm Tribe 9/14"

This is Sheb Schwae's best work according to one of his producers Kevin Logan. The quality of this recording soars far above his previous works. The name of the CD is titled "THE LAST CRUSADES". The CD is a double set CD. There are 18 tracks nine on each CD. The tracks are a mix of songs of derision (protest) and songs of love and heart ache. His mentors from the Reggae world include: Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Gregory Issac, Dennis Brown, Bunny Rugs Third World, Aswad, Steel Pules, Maxi Priest. And the Motown organization includes: Smokey Robinson, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendricks, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops featuring Levi Stubbs. - Urban Style Records


Discography

Their first recording project was titled TRANQUILITY, second one was WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM, third one is titled WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM 2, fourth THE LAST CRUSADES (Single).

 Sheb Schwae has completed working on a soon to be released solo project titled THE LAST CRUSADES & he has published a book titled " THE LAST CRUSADES" about the Middle Eastern conflict taken from interviews he carried out with residents of the Middle East during his time living and working in Saudi Arabia. Contact information: juttiea@yahoo.com.  The new CD double CD FEATURING 18 tracks was released  9/2014, and it is titled Sheb Schwae and the Makah Rhythm Tribe "The Last Crusades".

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Bio

Motown music is the main vocal influence of singer, songwriter, drummer Sheb Schwae. Sheb Schwae grew up in a neighborhood of Detroit where Stevie Wonder lived and became his mentor. Stevie Wonder met Sheb at a young age through Stevie's younger brother named Tim. Tim was the catalyst that brought Stevie and Sheb together. Stevie encouraged Sheb to play the drums and inspired him to become an R&B local talent. Smokie Robinson had a sister that lived around the block from Sheb and Sheb used to see him all the time when he would visit her. Levi Stubbs the famous lead vocalist of the Four Tops lived a few blocks away from Sheb and he would stop by and visit with high school friends to talk about staying in school. One of Sheb's girl friends used to baby sit for Marvin Gaye's kids and she would tell Sheb about how he was such a nice man. Sheb was consumed by all these great Motown artists living around him in that community which eventually had a strong impact on his musical influences.

Credit will be given where credit is do, the one person who mentored Sheb was his cousin, bandmate in the Makah Rhythm Tribe Kevin Logan. Kevin and Sheb were the heart and soul of the Makah Rhythm Tribe vocal section, together they influenced each others music as band members and their individual careers. Together their vocal projects generated power tracks that radiated like: WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM, DANCE HALL STYLE, AINT THAT PECULIAR.

Kevin Logan, is one of Sheb's defined vocal producers, where ever Sheb was Kevin was near by in the recording studio, or on the live stage backing Sheb's lead vocals & producing vocal tracks. Sheb Schwae credits Kevin Logan with giving him the secrets to recording vocals in the studio, Kevin being an accomplished vocalist in his own rights, groomed and cultured Sheb's vocals. Then there is David Winans of the great gospel family "The Winans Family", David also produced some tracks "WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM & DANCE HALL STYLE" and contributed with his vocals, guitar arrangements and producing credits.

Other influences were Harold Coker (NoriDin) keyboardist band mate, Curtis White guitar player who has joined the MRT reunion to record with Sheb for his fith and presently released CD, Jason Family-man Lawson bass player for the Tribe, Mr. Tranquility the title of Makah's first album and a posthumous acknowledgement to Craig "Congo Boogie" Brown, vocalist, percussionist for the tribe and Dennis Steve Lovely guitarist.  Presently Sheb is produced by Brian Rock courtesy of the top Reggae band in Chicago Gizzea, also he is produced by the late Van Cephus a renowned  piano player from Detroit, Michigan.

Seeing Bob Marley and The Wailers was the turning point in guiding him to embrace Reggae Music. Along with the influences of Rock music, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Fusion Sheb Schwae became attracted to music from West Africa and North Africa as a result of his many travels to those regions as child with his father to Nigeria, and his older brother to Egypt, Lebanon, Malta, Tunisia & Morocco when he became a teenager and as an adult where he has lived and worked in Saudi Arabia for 12 years.

Middle Eastern music became an interest of Sheb Schwae because he is a fluent speaker of the Arabic language and being a musician eventually led him to writing and singing songs in Arabic as a tested by the track titled "I FOUND THAT GIRL" which was released on his CD titled: WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM 2" & "EVERY MUSLIM IS NOT A TERRORIST", released on the single CD The Last Crusades. Sheb Schwae has produced his fith CD, which features him singing another track in the Arabic language.

Sheb Schwae is a published author of a historical novel titled "THE BUFFALO SOLDIERS WE GO DEAL WITH THE SYSTEM" which is distributed by Dorrance Publishing Inc. His latest literary accomplishment is titled " THE LAST CRUSADES" An account of the Middle Eastern conflict which was inspired by the many years he has lived in Saudi Arabia.   Sheb has toured the college market where he provides an eclectic mix of lectures about his literary works, the historical accomplishments of the "United States Colored troops/AKA The Buffalo Soldiers" who were the vanguard that procured freedom for the African American community during the American Civil War; and the current book " The Last Crusades" published by sbprabooks, he will be discussing his views regarding the conflict between Islam and the West and giving important antidotes on how to solve the current crisis. The lectures end with an up lifting musical concert where Sheb performs his original material and covers of his favorite mentors from the musical world.

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