Alpha Blondy Jerusalem on LP
Recorded in the legendary Tuff Gong studios in Jamaica with Bob Marley's former backing group The Wailers, 1986's Jérusalem promoted African reggae artist Alpha Blondy's new message of religious unity. The songs on Jerusalem examined the precepts of Islam, Judaism and Christianity, drawing inspiration from the Torah and the Koran as well as the Bible. The Ivorian star also began preaching his new philosophy of religious unity on stage - and when Blondy performed in Morocco in July of 86 he chose to sing the Hebrew lyrics of the song "Jérusalem" to an audience of Muslims. Some critics considered this to be as an open act of provocation, but Blondy saw himself as a man on a personal mission to restore religious harmony in the world!