Forecast Jah Reign: African Reggae Soul
If you all must know this about me. I love music. I really do. If I wasn’t getting my graphic design degree, I’d probably be in music production. I love it that much. I came from an era where soul music was the regular staple in my household. Luther Vandross, The Commodores, Marvin Gaye, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly, Whitney Houston, The Temptations, LaBelle, The O’Jays, and other brilliant artists were rotated heavily as we opened our windows and prepare for our Saturday day chores. Even though I am a fan of other genres of music, soul R&B music has molded my appreciation for great, timeless music.
I recently friended a wonderfully talented, multi-faceted man on Facebook named Patrick Marcelino, who is a part of a fabulous group from Rotterdam, Netherlands called Forecast Jah Reign. I checked out a few videos and listened to their SoundCloud. I’m still listening to their SoundCloud as I type this post. I’m a fan. I love their vibe and the peace in the music they create. Their music is just beautifully soulful, comprised of a blend of reggae and African beats, lovely strings, rhythmic percussion and soothing, fantastic voices. They remind me of Bob Marley and the Wailers.
Check out their YouTube videos. Listen to their SoundCloud. I love to hear what you all think.