With Portland based Khalilah Rose the Jamaican reggae scene gained another strong female voice. Although her debut album sounds quite conscious, Khalilah doesn't want to ignore the pop influences from her youth (spent largely in the United States): 'Zion's Lullaby Interlude' is Rasta version of Madonna's 'La Isla Bonita' and 'Blackstarliner' is a reggae cover of John Denver's 'I'm Leaving On A Jet Plane' (see also Yellowman's 'Night Flight'). The track list also contains the odd well-known riddim ('Weep Not' over the classic Fade Away riddim), but for most songs Rose used original new roots riddims with Lutan Fyah and Turbulence making a guest appearance. Nice discovery!