“Inspired by the fearless truth-telling of Nina Simone, and projecting the ethereal aura of early Erykah Badu.” –Billboard.com
Jamaican roots reggae breakout star Jah9 is coming to the Outer Cape on Friday, June 28!
Deeply mystical, Jah9 has emerged from a chrysalis of poetry, dub and spirit to become a powerful feminine energy within a universal grassroots movement of consciousness. Inspired by the open spaces in the instrumental dub of 1970’s Jamaican roots music, Jah9 sings with a voice that belies the dimensions of her physical body, from a soul much older than its current vessel. Her philosophy is profoundly spiritual, and her style is Jazz on Dub.
Born Janine Cunningham, Jah9 spent her formative years on the rural western edge of Jamaica before moving into the city of Kingston. As a country girl transplanted in the city she was suddenly struck by chaos disguised as order in Jamaica’s capital. Being highly sensitive to her surroundings, she ventured inward and found an outlet for her feelings in the words that she wrote.