RESPECT | Rapha Pico

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Rapha Pico & The Noble Chanters

Continue The Glory

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Rapha Pico is someone who is always pushing his boundaries, seeking to provide the best of the best, and continuously moving forward to upgrade his work. Using his own ambition and determination to tell a story through his spiritual and conscious lyrics and roots reggae music, Rapha is truly a ‘lion telling a story’. This new chapter of Rapha’s story explores the concept of the glory of the ancestors, as well as the African continent.

Along with this, Rapha is also telling a story about the production of original roots music in the Netherlands. His new project, and the man himself, is the living proof that the production of Reggae music is increasingly mature in this current climate. All songs are produced, recorded, mixed and mastered in the Netherlands by Rapha and his talented crew. For the first time Rapha surrounded himself with the best musicians of the Dutch Reggae scene to manifest this work of art.

Stand for Something

IRIE™ | Rapha Pico & The Noble Chanters - Stand for Something

Release Date: April 28, 2020
Label: Noble Chanters Productions
Copyright: 2020 Noble Chanters Productions
Total Length: 28:21
Total Tracks: 6
Format: Album
Genre: Reggae

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RESPECT | Rapha Pico 1

Rapha Pico is not new to the music industry. He has recorded to EPs, ‘Roots’ (2013), recorded at Bob Marley’s Tuff Gong studio, and ‘Get Ready’ (2016). He’s also won the BeneluxXXL Reggae contest in 2014.

After the release of ‘Get Ready’ in 2016, Rapha became convinced that he was trapped in “a fast food production way of making music”. As the musician did not want to betray his heart, he then went to Costa Rica, where he resided in the jungle in the mountains, with his family. Those surroundings inspired him to write the spiritual roots tracks of the album. Back in the Netherlands he booked only 10 hours in the Earth Works studio. His latest masterpiece is the astounding result.

Throughout the album, there is an emphasis on conscious lyrics firmly imbedded in top quality musical arrangements and craftsmanship, provided by the best musicians of the Netherlands. The cooperation with Earth Works Studio was only natural after the success of ‘Lead the way’, a single that the famous Jah Shaka picked up on his Legendary sound system in the summer of 2019.


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