African Head Charge – Drumming Is A Language (1990 – 2011)

Following part 1 of the epic AHC reissue programme we started in 2016 with a comprehensive re-release of their crucial early records, we’re now putting out expanded editions of their On-U Sound recordings from 1990-2011.

Pre-Order here: https://on-u-sound.ffm.to/ahcdrum

This new series picks up the story of the long-running collaboration between master percussionist Bonjo Iyabinghi Noah and maverick UK dub producer Adrian Sherwood in 1990, with the album that is widely regarded as their masterpiece, Songs Of Praise. It’s been expanded to a double album with a whole raft of bonus tracks, as has 1993’s In Pursuit Of Shashamane Land

2005’s Vision Of A Psychedelic Africa and 2011’s Voodoo Of The Godsent are pressed to vinyl for the first time, both as double LP sets, and as a companion piece to the Return Of The Crocodile LP of early rarities, On-U archivist Patrick Dokter has assembled Churchical Chant Of The Iyabinghi featuring alternate mixes and dubs from 1990 -1993, carefully transferred from the original master tapes.  

Each vinyl LP comes with a double-sided 24” x 12” poster containing an exclusive new interview with Bonjo in 5 parts alongside rare photos. 

All of the contents from the vinyl reissues are also anthologised in the 5CD and 36 page book boxset, Drumming Is A Language, the companion set to the acclaimed Environmental Holes & Drastic Tracks.