Reggae, Roots, Dub
Origin: United Kingdom
“I believe I was born to sing the Most High’s praises and inspire people through sound”. This sentence describes to a tee the kind of artist Asante Amen – born Gavin Walters – is.
As a singer/songwriter he has penned many songs and has added harmonies to numerous others during his time in the music business. As a performer he has graced the stages of some of the more prestigious events in reggae music such as: Rebel Salute (JA), Irie Jamboree (USA), St. Mary Mi Come From (JA), and the annual Dennis Brown Tribute concert (JA) among many others. He has performed in the United States of America, England, the Bahamas, Grenada and all across Jamaica. These accomplishments however are just the beginning for Asante as he has his gaze firmly locked on bringing his music & message all around the world.
Asante Amen has had the privilege of collaborating on tracks with artists such as Lutan Fyah and Jah Thundah as well as a host of other Jamaican and international reggae artists. He has also performed alongside both established and rising Reggae acts such as Luciano, Ken Boothe, Beenie Man, Raging Fyah and Kabaka Pyramid to name a few.
In 2011 Asante Amen’s music was in full swing as he enjoyed major rotation across the USA, Canada and many Isles in the Caribbean for the first half of the year with the single, WIPE YOUR TEARS. He also enjoyed a one month stay on the KDVS 90.3 FM Reggae/African Top 25 album chart in California, USA at the beginning of that year with his EP release: OVER THE YEARS. The upswing for his music and support from close persons around him inspired the self-release of a full album of the same title as the EP in July of 2011. It was a digital release and garnered thousands of followers for Asante, and proved to be a major confidence booster for the rising Spiritual Reggae artist.
For 2014, Asante Amen’s focus is set firmly on promoting his brand of reggae music and his upcoming album, CHAPTER. The album contains 9 tracks and will be released by Boom One Records out of the USA, later this year. For Asante, this album holds a special place in his heart as it contains songs from his own production label (High Priest Records). But more importantly, CHAPTER contains a body of work that Asante thinks will aptly explain to the world what kind of Reggae artist he is.
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