It seems that for a good portion of dub-poetry you have to be in Switzerland these days. Earlier this year, Fruits Records already presented the excellent 'I've Seen', a new album by Jamaican veteran Oku Onuora, and now Dubquake Records, the label of French producers O.B.F., which also has roots in Geneva, Switzerland, is releasing this self-titled debut by George Scott aka Nazamba, an up-and-coming talent from Clarendon in Jamaica. Nazamba cites artists like Linton Kwesi Johnson and Prince Far I, and poets like Claude McKay and Olive Lewin, as his main sources of inspiration, but perhaps a bit more surprising is that French philosopher and freethinker Voltaire also belongs to his sphere of influence. To the extent even that, with his work, Nazamba wants to give a glimpse of the arbitrariness with which man subjects his own brothers and sisters and forces them into slavery, like Voltaire did in 'Candide, Ou L'optimisme', among others. 'Nazamba' opens with 'Africa' an ode to the mother continent over a fitting nyahbinghi rhythm, but elsewhere ('Run!', ganja tune 'Medication Tree', 'Badmind', closing track 'People') the rhythms lean more towards electro or bass music, and for 'Play Sweet', in which fellow countryman Kojo Neatness can also be heard, O.B.F. recycled the famous Drum Song riddim. The icing on the cake are collaborations with Soom T, whose fast rapping style contrasts perfectly with Nazamba's drawling and deep voice in 'Politricks', and veteran Linval Thompson who revisited part of his classic 'Inna The Hills' for 'The Hills'. With Nazamba the future of Jamaican dub-poetry is definitely assured!