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December 21, 2017

12. Pentateuch Movement, โ€œPunchinellaโ€


Photo by Martei Korley

Pentateuch Movement have developed a rep in Jamaica and overseas on the strength of their live show but, up until now, the group hasnโ€™t had a proper hit to carry them onto the airwaves and into selectorsโ€™ sets. That should (and appears to) be changing with โ€œPunchinella,โ€ a dubwise throwback to early โ€˜80s Sly and Robbie/Black Uhuru. No surprise that itโ€™s executive produced by Protoje and his Indiggnation Collective, who dusted off this sound on 2013โ€™s The Eight Year Affair. Still, Pentateuch make it their own on this tune about a lovelorn fella who canโ€™t find his โ€œPunchinella.โ€ ย โ€”ย Jesse Serwer