Ethiopia/Hear O Israel

Sitting here listening to the incredibly haunting Ethiopia by Cedric Brooks (spectral reggae blown through with longing and built upon the most marvellous of ziggurat rhythms played with a deathless, rolling patience), I’m reminded of David Bomberg’s late paintings, most notably his Hear O Israel (1955). I can’t find that painting so the one above is Vigilante found at the Tate site.

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