Roots Girl Jah'Mila
- 1Nyabinghi Groundings02:14
- 3Roots Girl04:18
- 4Sugar & Spice03:17
- 5Back Home03:26
- 6Chant Their Names03:26
- 8Irie Meditation04:07
Info for Roots Girl
The album comprised nine original tracks written over Jah’Mila’s first years living in Canada, ‘Roots Girl’ explores how her deep ties to the roots of Jamaican culture collide with Canadian culture, resulting in an album that examines the fusion of and differences between the two cultures. Jah’Mila and her 8-piece band fuse reggae, dancehall, soul, and much more on this ambitious and personal record.
Drawing influences from towering reggae legacies like Bob Marley and The Abyssinians, as well as jazz and contemporary icons like Nina Simone, The Beatles and Lauryn Hill - Jah’Mila strives to create music that is lyrically intelligent, masterfully delivered, tastefully arranged and undeniably inspiring. Her signature track ‘Reggae Soul’ is a rhythmic representation of her musical style, in which she interlaces her deep reggae culture with notes of jazz, R&B and soul.
Jah’Mila’s band is comprised of a team of extraordinary musicians who have been playing together for years. With the unbeatable drum and bass foundation laid by Paul Keddy and Alec Frith, coupled with the grooviness of Richard McNeil and Charlie Benoit, the band captures the true compelling and electrifying energy of Jamaican dub. This musical synergy mixes beautifully with the soulful melodies of Sean Weber, making the band’s performance a true musical delight. Kristine’s harmonies are like a cherry on top!
born Jhamiela Smith in Kingston Jamaica, has been a beacon for Jamaican music and culture with her talent for singing and positive messages of hope. Long playing the role of reggae ambassador, Jah’Mila has been sharing international stages with the likes of The Wailers, Groundation and Grammy award-winning reggae band Black Uhuru, including Sly and Robbie, for over 10 years. Being born into the very roots of the reggae family tree, she bears high respect for the craft and understands the importance of her role in preserving and performing quality live reggae music. As the daughter of internationally respected musician and Wailer alumni, Earl “Chinna” Smith, music became an inseparable part of her life from an early age. She was born with a melody in her heart and a fire in her soul.
This album contains no booklet.