Ital Foundation came together in the winter of 1977, out of a shared belief in Rastafarianism and deep love of reggae music in their home place Bermuda. Their music tackles global issues of colonialism, poverty, prophecy and redemption. They released only one album in their legendary career, the 1980 release “Ital Foundations Vol 1”. A tumultous history rought with trial and tribulation resulted in Ital Foundation being an underground musical movement that saw record sales all over the world while the band languished in obscurity.
For the first time in decades Ital Foundation has reunited, with several of the original band members combined with new blood to take the sound to the next level. The group is currently working on their second album “Ital Foundation Volume II” as well as a live album recorded in their birth place, now home to The Chewstick Foundation, a leading non-profit cultural arts movement born out of Bermuda in 2003.
This release featured two Rastafari anthems for the first time on a 12'' vinyl “Repatriation” (nearly eleven minutes extended mix) and “Blackman's Redemption”, a tribute to Marcus Garvey's prophecy. If you enjoy listening to reggae roots foundation groups like Aswad, Steel Pulse and Black Uhuru, you will love Ital Foundation, Bermuda's greatest reggae band...ever.