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Ras Akkurate blasting airwaves

Friday, December 14, 2018

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US-based reggae artiste Ras Akkurate is hoping to increase his presence locally.

The singjay, who is based in Ohio, is currently in the island promoting his debut EP Everlasting and Blasting. The seven-track project was released earlier this year and features songs including Lead Out and Better Days.

Before coming to Jamaica, Ras Akkurate completed a promotional tour of the US in support of his EP. He made appearances in several major cities across the United States, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbus, Detroit, Orlando, and Toledo.

He also traveled to Canada to perform at the Toronto Rastafest where he was voted the 2018 Global Individual Artiste.

“I always look forward to being on the road performing and interacting with my fans. It's very important to tour because that's how you build up your fan base,” said Ras Akkurate.

He is upbeat about performing at reggae artiste Iba Mahr's annual Sound Di Alarm Music Festival, which is scheduled to take place at the Dint Hill Sports Complex in Linstead on December 31.

“I'm very excited about my upcoming performance and I'm very happy to be on the line-up for Sound Di Alarm this year.”

Ras Akkurate is also booked to perform at two other events this month, Liquor Fantasy in May Pen on the 16th and another event in Halse Hall in Clarendon on the 28th.

Given name Leon Duffus, he grew up in Halse Hall and May Pen, Clarendon. He relocated to the US in 2016.

— Kevin Jackson


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