|Posted by urbanmelodyfm on March 4, 2013 at 9:00 PM|
“I believe I was born to sing the Most Highs’ praises and inspire people through sound”. In a nutshell this sentence describes the kind of artist Asante Amen – born Gavin Walters – is.
As a singer/songwriter he has penned many songs and has added harmonies to numerous others during his time in the music business. As a performer he has graced the stages of some of the more prestigious events in reggae music such as; Rebel Salute (JA), Irie Jamboree (USA), St. Mary Mi Come From (JA) and The Woodstock Reggae Festival (USA) among others. He has performed in the United States of America, the Bahamas, Grenada and all across Jamaica; however this is just the beginning for Asante as he looks forward to his music carrying him to places and venues across the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Africa.
Asante Amen has had the privilege of collaborating on tracks with artists such as Lutan Fyah and Jah Thundah as well as a host of other local and international reggae artists. He has also performed alongside Reggae greats such as Luciano, Tony Rebel, L,U.S.T, Ken Boothe, Queen Ifrica and Beenie Man to name a few. For Asante, music speaks to him in a very special way and so far, by all accounts, his singles releases to date have been well received by reggae fans across the world.
In 2011 Asante was in full swing as he enjoyed major rotation across the USA, the Netherlands, mainland Europe and many Isles across the Caribbean for the first half of the year with singles, WIPE YOUR TEARS (Nite Lite Prodns) and BEATING (High Priest Recs). He also enjoyed a one month stay on the KDVS 90.3 FM Reggae/African Top 25 album chart in California, USA at the beginning of the year for the EP release of his debut underground album OVER THE YEARS: The Underground Project.
The upswing for his music and support from close persons around him inspired the self-release of the full album of the same title as the EP in July of 2011. A digital release, the album has and continues to receive rave reviews from various sources across the world and Asante Amen is more confident now than ever to push his music to the next level.
While Asante still enjoys his album success, his new single for Macro Beats Records out of Italy, PRAISES, has been receiving a lot of love across Europe and Kenya, Africa. For this he is extremely grateful.
More recently, Asante Amen’s record label (High Priest Records) inked a deal with the fast growing and innovative distribution company YoDeMi, out of Switzerland. Both entities will be kicking off their relationship by distributing the repackaged version of Asante’s successful debut album, which has been aptly titled, ‘Over The Years – The Europe Edition’. It features new tracks, previously unreleased and will certainly whet the appetites of true Reggae and music lovers all over the world looking for good Reggae music.
Promoters and Producers wanting to work with Asante Amen may contact Street Kid Productions at (876) 876-6907 or Maria Jackson Entertainment at [email protected] or (876) 313-6319