Some of the most talented artistes out of Jamaica have roots in Spanish Town, St. Catherine. From seasoned greats such as Grace Jones and Papa San to future greats like Chronixx to upcoming talents such as Royal Blu and Koffee. Yanah is ready to add her name to the distinguished list of people who have made the old capital of Jamaica proud.
“What a voice!!!” This was the sentiment which was shared by listeners after the release of singles such as So Shy and The Cycle in 2017. Even though she does indeed have a shy side, Yanah was quite upfront with her follow up single and most popular to date, Doe Try Me in January 2018.
Between working on new music and performing at various events, she has been focusing on school as she is currently a student at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus studying International Relations. With the help of her manager she has been better able to manage both school and music. Now here we are, one year later and Yanah szn is once again in full effect.
With the release of her new single, The Root. Yanah looks to remind Black people of their worth and that they are indeed royalty. Yanah explains,
“The Root is a spiritual song that utilizes chanting which is meant to evoke black consciousness in the listener. It is also meant to restore the feeling of black empowerment by reminding black men and women that they are Kings and Queens alike.”
I have never been to outer space (well at least not physically) but that’s how I feel when I listen to this new track from Yanah. Her signature jazz-influenced delivery comes across very smoothly along with the groovy instrumental and the message from the song is definitely imprinted in my mind with the repetitive chanting. It’s almost as if I’m floating through space.
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