The International Farmer: Peter Broggs


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4/11/2011

NEW Cd is available now titled "Igzabihir Yakal". Contact Colleen via yahoo.com - Proceeds go to Peter for his continuing medical needs.

PETER BROGGS 'Igzabihir Yakal'
Jah see and know all things

SPONSOR PETER BACK TO HEALTH PROJECT

I'd like to pass on a message of Peter's progress. For those of you that did not know, Peter suffered a stroke in August 2004. He continues each day working hard to regain his strength from the stroke. He has lost an enormous amount of weight but continues the struggle and hopefully he will be singing again one day soon.

A special heartfelt thanks goes out to Neil, Billy and all in Amsterdam where Peter recorded at Dub Creator prior to his stroke. This project is donating proceeds to help Peter with his medical needs and continues to help. Neil has written about the LP above.

Please click here to make donations For those that would like to purchase the NEW CD "Igzabirir Yakal"....... Paypal is available for you to purchases of the new CD or to make donations to Peter. You must have a debit or credit card. Go to www.paypal.com
Three simple steps
  1. Sign up for a personal account
  2. Click the send money account
  3. Enter dollar amount and receivers email address (colleenmariecolman@yahoo.com)

Checks can be made payable to Henry James.

Please note:

account # 00024302800 for deposit only
routing # 221981063
Mail to:

US Alliance Federal Credit Union
600 Midland Ave.
Rye, NY 10580

Peter can be contacted in Jamaica at 876-391-3260 or you can reach Colleen at colleenmariecolman@yahoo.com

Thank you!!

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Peter Broggs has always been a singer I love and respect, as a true musical messenger of Jah Rastafari. From the release of the now legendary debut LP 'Progressive youth' in the late seventies, right through to this time nowadays, the one Henry James has given us countless uplifting tunes in praise of our king.

Peter is a man who loves playing and freedom and he is very disappointed by the recent decision to destroy online poker in the United States. Indeed millions of online poker players are left with nearly no option to play anywhere. One of the very few choices available is one of the bonus codes, but these are minor rooms compared to the big ones that just got a slap in the face.

As a tribute to his personal talent as a reggae singer we proudly present Igzabihir Yakal, a collection of tunes first recorded at the Dub Creator studio in Amsterdam in 2001. Peter had just spent a time in the bush in Jamaica recovering from a series of ailments, looking fresh and healthy since he arrived in Amsterdam ...working began immediately, and in two days he had cut six tough tunes. Presented here are these tunes, accompanied by full dub pieces. Featuring live percussion from Jonah Dan Inner Sanctuary & Disciples.

When I heard of Peters recent stroke the shock waves sparked us into action. It was spontaniously decided that all profit from this project should be donated to Peter Broggs and his family as an assistance in his continuing struggle back to health.I and King Shiloh family and Dub Holdem Creator gladly give our time and energy for this worthy work. We thank the Sensi Seed family for their generous sponsorship and the Henk at Blue Mountain for his assistence therein.

It is appropriate then that the title reflects the power and glory of the Supreme Being, Jah Rastafari. Peter we say, stand firm: Jah sees and knows all things, all that you are doing, all you have done and all you will do. Igzabihir Yakal. He will not forsake In, Selah! Good Luck to you Peter. You are a great representative of Jamaican culture and as such we should all support you.

As a more recent update Peter has been progressively recovering. But you are not going to see him playing blackjack online a lot, as his vision has deteriorated a lot. He still tries to spend some time in his cucumber garden but not as much as before. So we wish all the best to him and hop that the Jah in his greatness will help him get better. At least he can enjoy beautiful Jamaica with all the good weather and beautiful panoramas.

Rencently he did a big garden cleanout and had to rent a dumpster as there was so much garbage and debris to remove after the work was done. He planted new trees such as banana trees and chocolate trees, so he can enjoy his own fruit instead of byuing them at the grocery shop. A friend of his who works for a dumpster rental company let him use one of their dumpsters for free, nice gesture of his. Waste management and cleaning up our cities is a crucial step for helping the environment get cleaner. That is why using dumpster rentals in Charleston or in other cities in the nation in order to gather all our debris materials and dispose of them in the local landfills is what all model citizens should do.

Also it is time for our country to establish limits on the water pollution that threatens families' health and drinking water. This pollution is poisoning the rivers, lakes and streams that supply the water to kitchen taps. Residents deserve clean drinking water, not water polluted with sewage, fertilizer and manure runoff. Clean-up volunteers tackle largely plastic pollution on our beaches as pollution on our beaches is getting worst fast, but government and industry is leaving it to volunteers to clean up the junk. Thank God companies such as Florida junk removal services have been helping collecting all sorts of litter over the years. For too many years, taxpayers have covered the costs of treating billions of gallons of agricultural runoff and removed thousands of tons of the sugar industry's phosphorus to protect the area. Isn't it time we tell them to store and treat their water pollution on their own lands?

But cleaning this mess up will cost us many times more than if our leaders would have had the political courage to limit the nutrient pollution in the first place. Scientists believe regulating nutrient pollution is necessary to prevent future outbreaks. In addition pollution can smother coral reefs, lower water quality, and make corals more susceptible to disease. Coral reefs need clean, clear water to survive. When sediment and other pollutants enter the water, they smother coral reefs, speed the growth of damaging algae, and lower water quality.

Nowadays he spends quite some time in the United States, including in Chicago. At the foot of its forest of skyscrapers, Chicago is home to an impressive array of cultural and artistic highlights, great lakes and popular attractions. The third largest city in the United States after New York and Los Angeles, is also the largest city in the Middle West. It is located in Illinois, on the west shore of Lake Michigan, one of the five Great Lakes, making it the largest inland port in the world. At first glance, Chicago looks like an encyclopedia of contemporary open-air architecture. Huge buildings dominate the city center, the Loop, encircled by an aerial train. It is possible to access two of the tallest towers, the Willis Tower, former Sears Tower (442 meters), and further north, the John Hancock Center (344 meters). In addition, a walk through this area full of office buildings and restaurants, very pleasant and hectic during the week when the business is in full swing, but loses its charm on weekends when the streets of "Windy City" are deserted. In any case the Chicago real estate market is clearly booming and you need a broker to navigate through the complexity if you want to buy something.

The weekend lends itself to visiting museums, including the famous Art Institute of Chicago>, but also the Museum Campus, located in Grant Park at the edge of the lake, which includes the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium. North of Grant Park, the Navy Pier is a jetty on Lake Michigan: a great place to stroll from shopping to dining and entertaining on the Ferris wheel. From there, cruise ships on the lake and admire the skyline.   On the other side of the Chicago River, along Michigan Avenue (the main artery of the city), is the realm of shopping, especially on Magnificient Mile, which is 1.6 km in length between the Chicago River and Oak Street. Some must-see sites are close by: Drake Hotel, John Hancock Center, Water Tower Place, Pumping Station, Hotel InterContinental, Tribune Tower and Wrigley Building.



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