Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Sunday, January 13, 2013
This Trinidadian and Grenadian singer/songwriter from the United Kingdom is a talent. Her name is Khadijah but she goes by her stage name Miss Kjah. Miss Kjah can sing and write. She takes the old school music and blends it into a reggae song. I like the way she took two of my favorite R&B songs and music and made her own reggae songs. The Teddy Pendergrass’s “Close The Door” and The Floaters “Float On” songs were nicely done. Her version of “Close Da Door” and “Float On” is refreshing. Miss Kjah lyrics are uplifting and energetic. She has the ability to make you want to hear more. That is what I like in musical artists. To put out music that inspires. Miss Kjah is a talented, wonderful artist that is going to be around for years to come. If she keeps putting out good inspirational music and stays true to her craft. Miss Kjah has a single out called "Burn Bridges " it is a very inspirational song. You can listen to it on Streetwise Radio. Listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, Pandora, Live365, MyGen365 and Athena365.
Friday, January 4, 2013
Yet again, Streetwise Radio is playing artists that are not well known to me. I’ve never heard of Iration, a Reggae group from Santa Barbara, California. Iration really started on the Caribbean island of Montserrat in the West Indies. With three brothers Mario (keyboards), Patricio (bass), and Gino (drums) Zamorano, they were exiled from Pinochet government of Chile in 1973. In 1981 they migrated to the U.S.A. In 1983 Iration was born. Their first performance was a talent show, at Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey in 1986. Iration began playing college circuits in the US. Iration plays mostly Sunshine Reggae. Sunshine Reggae is a subgenre which is said to bring the "tropical vibes". It is mostly played with a positive or cheerful attitude. This music is played around tropical hotels and resorts. Iration does this kind of Reggae well. While listening to their music, I can see why Iration is considered a Sunshine Reggae Band. Iration means creation in the patois dialect which is spoken in most of the Caribbean islands where English is the primary language. Iration recorded and released their first full length album “No Time for Rest” in 2007. The single off this album “Cookie Jar” reached number one in Hawaii on 93.9 DaBeat. Their music grooves and the lyrics are catchy with meaning. I really like Iration they are a fantastic band with a lot of great meaningful music, which is easy to listen too. Some of the songs that they sing that are my favorites are “Fire”, “Time Bomb”, “Falling”, "Work It Out", “Cookie Jar”, “All In You”, “Wait And See” and “Turn Around”. Iration is a band that I could listen to a lot. They are deftly going on my play list. Streetwise Radio will continue bringing you not well known and new groups like Iration. Also listen to Streetwise Radio on iTunes, MyGen365,s, Live365, Athena365 and Pandora.