Trinidadian artiste hooked on dancehall | Entertainment
Trinidadian artiste Mr Pearly, who is based in Brooklyn, says that he is passionate about dancehall, and recently visited Jamaica “to know the roots” of the genre.
“When I came to Jamaica I did my research in reggae and dancehall. We looked at the instruments used in the dancehall, which are similar to those used by our ancestors from Africa,” he said.
“While in Jamaica I visited the Bob Marley house and covered his musical journey.”
Mr Pearly, who is a versatile artiste who dabbles in several genres including soca and R&B, admitted that he has a liking for Jamaican dancehall artistes Macka Diamond and Lady Patra.
“Couple years ago I saw Macka Diamond perform at a show in Queens, New York and I was impressed,” he said. He was determined to work with the artiste, and last November, his dream came through as the duo teamed up for the song Wake Up, a Carnival-inspired song.
Currently, he is working on releasing a new single, titled Thickianna with dancehall artiste Young Don Dadda. The single is on the ‘Pole’ rhythm.