(NASHVILLE, Tennessee) – Two decades in the making, Christafari’s latest album No Compromise (Lion of Zion Entertainment) is an exciting milestone marking the band’s 20th anniversary. With 15 new gospel reggae anthems and an arsenal of guest appearances, the new album blends Christafari’s signature roots reggae sound with elements of hip-hop, dancehall, soca, worship and even rock, showcasing an unprecedented new gospel sound - a fitting nod to Christafari's past, and a bold step into their future.
Coming off their 150-city "To the Foundation” World Tour (21 countries before crowds as large as 80,000), Christafari hit the studio in March to record No Compromise, which was released on August 18th (Infinity Music Distribution).
No Compromise has long been a theme with Christafari, mentioned in songs like "Christafari," "Warriors," "Soul Fire" and "WordSound&Power." It also pays homage to Keith Green, one of the greatest influencers in Christian music (who had an album and biography by the same title). True to its name, the album delves into various hot button issues like abortion (“The Protestors”), Rastafarianism (“Gwaan Natty”), falling away from God (“That None Should Fade Away”) and marijuana use (“Pure Meditations”). On "Most High," for the first time on a recording, Christafari founder and vocalist Mark Mohr vividly shares his testimony as a drug and marijuana addicted youth. The chorus tells of his salvation and that "there is no high like the Most High!"
In celebration of Christafari’s 20th anniversary, Mohr made a surprising announcement at this year’s Marlin Awards in the Bahamas: "Given the present financial turmoil that many of us are facing, for three weeks prior to the street date, we've decided to give away our next album as a download for whatever you can afford. If you don't have the money, then our next album is on us. That's right, it’s free!"
This download special remains available for a limited time and the response has been immense. During the first few days, Christafari’s servers crashed twice because of the sheer volume of traffic.
In promotion of this album, Christafari is presently on a 20-day European tour playing major festivals like Frizon and Flevo. Avion Blackman, Dominic Balli, Solomon Jabby and Jennifer Howland are opening all current tour dates. Future tours in the USA, South America, Central America, the Caribbean, Africa and Australia are planned for 2009-2010.
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