Nasio Fontaine, the Rastaman from Dominica, a small Caribbean Island south of Guadeloupe and Martinique, has already four albums to his name. It was above all 'Living In The Positive', his penultimate album, that got him his big breakthrough and an unexpected world hit. 'Rise Up' is a more than descent 'Best Of' compilation and at the same time a fine introduction for those who still have to discover this roots artist. Fontaine is at his best doing introspective roots tunes, but not all the songs on 'Rise Up' are convincing. At the same time this album is a breath of fresh air in the streams of testosterone coming from Jamaica these days. Bonus: live DVD track with a concert registration in Sierra Leone.