Jamaican music has captivated me since I was about six years old, when I sat on the patio of my family’s home in Ocho Rios playing bongos and singing “Carry Me Ackee Go A Linstead Market” for my parents and their guests.
Since then I’ve honed my skills and played from Negril to Port Antonio with old timers such as Stanley Beckford and former Jolly Boys lead singer Alan Swymmer. The banjo is the heart of mento music, and I’ve put my own heart into it on my new CD, “I Love Mento”
I hope my mento music–Jamaican folk music–will touch your heart and carry your spirit to my Jamaican home. It’s not the Jamaica you may have seen on TV as a beautiful beach. But it’s the whole Jamaica, a country with a culture and vitality like no other place on Earth. And beautiful beaches too.
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Thanks for listening.