Music

Vijahn on a musical high

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

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After a captivating performance at Reggae Sumfest in July, reggae singer Vijahn said he has been receiving a lot of buzz in overseas market.

“Since my performance at Sumfest, I have been getting a string of calls for shows overseas. It is a really good look for me now. I am compiling songs for an album for release at year end. One of those songs will be K unta Kinte Pickney for which I released a video on August 4,” said Vijahn.

The yet-to-be-titled set will boast 15 tracks.

“I will tackle topics such as black empowerment, racism, and advocate for black education and consciousnesses. I am in the studio working with producers to craft that new sound for the album to get the message across. A nation which does not know its roots and history is condemned to make the same mistakes all over again,” he said.

Vijahn (given name Anthony Edwards) was born in Kingston, but grew up in the Rock Hall district of Portland. After graduating from Titchfield High he began to hone his craft. He was the Red Stripe 2018 Big Buss Talent search winner. Red Stripe, title sponsors for Reggae Sumfest gave him the opportunity to perform on the music festival and he took full advantage of.

“It's finally my time to shine,” he said.

His other songs include Life's Journey, Mash Down Rome, and Heathen.

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