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Asante Amen


King Shango (Capleton), Asante Amen & JAH Thundah

New single from Asante Amen on the Nairobian riddim, produced by Hopetone Blaze of Everblazzing productions, entitled 'Me a Feel it'. The riddim has plenty of blazing tunes and Asante Amens track leads off part 1 of the 3 part riddim project. The project has over 45 amazing artist collaborating on the project with local acts like including Shocking Murray, Elijah Prophet and Sheldon Senior.

Asante Amen Designate Autumn 2011 for His Debut Album Release!
"Wipe Your Tears"

(Kingston - Jamaica 26th, January 2011. Asante Amen is a well learned individual, schooled by some of the best musicians and entertainers in the industry as well as a multi-talented entertainer and producer. Although desirous of a hit single, Asante is not at all deterred by not having one, instead he is encouraged to continue working. The positive feedback and accolades he has received across the industry both nationally and internationally for the music he has released to date, keeps him going. His music can be heard on radio stations throughout Switzerland, France, Italy, Germany, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Hawaii, New York, St. Lucia as well as the United Kingdom.

Asante Amen’s most current song in rotation is a track called, ‘Wipe Your Tears’ on the Flower Beat compilation album produced by Nite Lite Productions. Nite Lite is an Italian record company that also manages the Italian Reggae artiste Brusco, who performed here in Jamaica at GT Extravaganza last December. The song has been receiving rave reviews so far and a music video for it was recently completed and is being distributed to media companies both local and overseas for rotation. However the video can be found on YouTube and also his facebook fan page.

Asante has been working with various producers and record companies both locally and internationally on a number of projects including other compilation albums over the past year. One of the local companies he has been working closely with in recent times is the Kleva Roots Production Label. Kleva Roots is an independent label that is based in St. Ann, Ocho Rios, and is owned and operated by Shawn Edwards. The label’s main focus is to produce, “quality reggae music that is reminiscent of what Dennis Brown, Alton Ellis and Beres Hammond, our idols have made and still make and the world has come to love and appreciate” said Asante in a passionate tone. This in fact is one of the main reasons why he has chosen to work with the label, outside of the fact that Shawn is also a good friend. So far Asante has recorded two songs for Kleva Roots and is currently working on the third one, which he thinks will be a winner with the public at large.

However promotion is an ongoing process so the singer has turned his focus towards the release of a debut album. Most of the tracks for this album have already been laid, Shopping has begun and the prospect for a major deal is already on the table but Asante is tight lipped about the arrangements because, “it is too early to call” he says.

With a few local events booked for performances in the coming weeks/months, Asante has been working closely with Kurfew Band. His most outstanding performance to-date with the band was at Taurus Riley’s annual free concert held in December last year. The response from the audience was great and the positive feedback from that show is still flowing in today. Asante is however looking forward to the benefit concert for the band’s leader Andrae ‘Carlos’ Marsh, to be held on March 26, 2011. Asante refers to Carlos as his brother and so this event more than all is nearest and dearest to his heart. Other events Asante will be performing at include working with the band on a weekly event called ‘Plug n Play’ at the Wyndham Hotel in February and a special event in Ocho Rios in July.

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