When you ignite a fire you would usually add some wood and it will continue to burn. When all the wood has burned through to ashes, eventually it will die out, right? Not this Raging Fyah, from Jamaica.
The name started all the way back in 2006 but had been singing as a group since many years before. In 2002 their initial band name was called Inside Out. The group members are Demar ‘Keysie’ Gayle (backup vocalist and keyboardist), Courtland ‘Gizmo’ White (backup vocalist and guitarist), Anthony Watson (backup vocalist and drummer), Kumar Bent (guitarist and vocalist), and Delroy ‘Pele’ Hamilton (backup vocalist and bassist).
Their newest album ‘Everlasting’ is being talked about a lot.
They are on an American tour and just recently did a show in Boston.
They will be touring around Europe.
Their music is a lot more relatable for younger people, in their twenties or thirties.
Their beats and melodies are commonly likened to the legendary reggae artists Bob Marley, Peter Tosh and Third World.
If you listen to their music and really grasp the meaning of their songs, you will see the passion poured into it. You will start to feel the love packed into each song and melody. This is a group of guys that love what they do with such a passion that if you dared come close to touch it you would surely burn. They are fire right now and it would only be a lost to you if you have yet to hear their music and sound.
Here’s a reggae artist to keep an eye out for! Twenty four year old, Sevana, made her presence known when she made two collaborations with the artist Protoje. Love Gone Cold and Sudden Flight are on Protoje’s album named Ancient Future. The album has been steady on the reggae charts since it was released in March 2015. Her music is a unique range of reggae tones meshed beautifully with her indie style singing.
Sevana’s influences is Amy Winehouse, India Arie, Erykah Badu, and Lauryn Hill. She was not a typical singer as she grew up in Westmoreland. She hadn’t made the choir in school or even sang in church. She claims it all turned around for one morning at breakfast with her family. That morning as she sang Celine Dion’s, A New Day, her family praised her on her singing. This was the confirmation she needed and the confidence to pursue her singing even more. Trying out for the choir wasn’t exactly for her she claims. She had a rough start. Sevana went out on a limb and tried out for her school talent show and as soon as she got on stage, she ran off crying. The pressure was a little too much for her.
She didn’t quit that day. She went on to keep pushing, trying, pursuing, and learning. She continued to grow and get better at her vocals. After a lot of soul searching, she sang one night in 2013 for a show, Live from Kingston, and Protoje heard her sing for the first time. He sought her out immediately and thats where it all started.
She’s released two amazing reggae songs, Too Shy and Chant It. Listening to her music is so enlightening. Bright, lovely, with the deep reggae mixed with new sounds, is what you can expect from her. Her voice is uplifting and beautiful. Like I said keep an eye out for her. If she continues to spread her love for music like she is doing, we will start to see a lot more of her. Personally, I can’t wait.