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Ital Foundation
Ital Foundation Vol. 1

Ital Foundation Vol. 1
Ital Foundation Vol. 1Ital Foundation Vol. 1Ital Foundation Vol. 1Ital Foundation Vol. 1






1x Vinyl LP



Release date

Jan 1, 2018

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.





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