Story of the Song: Performers’ Roots in the Music

UntitledMel Cooke writes about the staging of Capleton’s event, A St Mary Mi Come From, which will be held at the Gray’s Inn complex in Annotto Bay, St Mary.

Description: It is normal – and even expected – for singers, deejays and poets to include their places of origin in their lyrics, as those early and enduring memories are part and parcel of their artistic development. There are those Jamaican performers who go a step further and identify their place of birth outright as part of their claim to an identity.

Among them are two persons from St Mary, Capleton and Tanya Stephens. On August 5, the 2016 staging of Capleton’s event, A St Mary Mi Come From, will be held at the Gray’s Inn complex in Annotto Bay, St Mary. An event which has helped raise funds for various projects in the parish, including health and education, the name is taken from More Prophet. One of the deejay’s popular singles, it is a song about his identity and beliefs. [. . .]

For full article, see http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/entertainment/20160710/story-song-performers-roots-music

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