Wednesday, June 19, 2013

YASUS AFARI - DISCOGRAPHY: (Reggae Artist)

Last updated: July 2016

YASUS AFARI - PROFILE:

Name: Yasus Afari & Dub Vijan Band
Job: Reggae Artiste / Poet/ Author/ Edutainer/ Work Shop Facilitator
Location: Jamaica
Genre: Reggae Music

Current Band Members:
Yasus Afari - (Vocals)
Oswald ‘IG’ Gordon - (Bass)
Mikey Webster - (Guitar)
Ricardo Pitter - (Guitar)
Carrel Hewitt - (Guitar)
Jerome Campbell - (Key boeards)
Fabian Smith - (Keyboards)
Camille Folks -  (Harmonizer)

Biography:
Jamaican-born reggae artist and dub poet Yasus Afari’s signature poetic event, Poetry in Motion, celebrated its 10th anniversary in February 2013, as the annual rendition of Jamaica’s rich poetic heritage that showcases leading poets and entertainers.
In August 2011, he established the Jamaica Poetry Festival in Kingston. Afari’s first anthology EyePen continues to be exceptionally well received, and his poetry album Kiss Mi Neck has created waves, as he continues to delight audiences at home and abroad.

Deeply rooted in his Rastafarian faith, Afari is not only a dub poet, but also an author, philosopher and reggae artist of unprecedented insight and inspiration. Afari attended the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Melbourne, Australia, as an Ambassador of the Council for the Parliament of the World’s Religions to make a presentation on “Rastafari: The Livity of Spirituality,” and to also perform for delegates and local people.

Afari is one of the original Christian Souljahs who engineered the cultural renaissance in reggae and dancehall music and the dancehall culture, alongside other Rastafarian artists such as Garnet Silk, Tony Rebel, Everton Blenda, Uton Green, Luciano, Buju Banton, Sizzla, Capleton and Louie Cultur, among others. In the mid-90's, Yasus teamed up with reggae legend Pablo Moses and Dele Mandeyah to form Fathers Of Africa, which toured the schools in Jamaica, and also did a tour of the United States, led by Afari, Everton Blenda, Determine and Dele Mandehyah.

The 1990s and beyond saw Yasus Afari touring the world, as well as recording with the likes of Black Uhuru, Toots and The Maytals, Freddie McGregor and Beres Hammond, thereby enhancing his international profile and expanding his horizons and creating a “revolution through dub poetry.”
Afari also released the Afromantic poem “Woman I Love You,” the inspirational “Work,” and the visionary “Brand New World,” which appeared on the Grammy-nominated Black Uhuru album, Strongg. Albums released by Afari include Dance Hall Baptism, Mental Assassin, Honour: Crown Him, Gift of Vision - Yasus Afari and Friends, and Revolution Chapter 1.

Afari has received numerous awards and unprecedented accolades throughout his career. He has produced music for himself and other artists, has promoted several ground-breaking and successful stage shows, and has written his internationally-acclaimed book, Overstanding Rastafari - Jamaica’s Gift to the World.
More recently, Afari has been travelling the world to share his world views through his poetry, working in schools, colleges, community groups, universities and prisons, exploring ways to share a better ‘overstanding’ of black history, while supporting ways for communities to live and work together in our increasingly plural societies.

In June 2013, Yasus Afari released the new album "Public Secret". It's available worldwide from all major digital retailers
For more information on Yasus Afari, including album news and tour dates, log on to www.yasusafari.com

YASUS AFARI - DISCOGRAPHY:

1) Official Albums:
.1993 - Dancehall Baptism (The Afromantic Honour Dread)
.1994 - Mental Assassin
.1996 - Honour Crown H.I.M. - (Senyacum)
.2000 - Gift Of Vijjahn (Yasus Afari & Friends)
.2007 - Revolution Chapter 1
.2009 - Kiss Mi Neck
.2012 - Ancient Future
.2013 - Public Secret

2) Singles:
.1989 - Anti Litter Law - [GG Records]
.1991 - Honour - [Exterminator]
.1991 - Fi Wi Sound - [Senyacum]
.1991 - Send Dem Unda Ground - [Senyacum]
.1991 - Patwah Taakin - [Senyacum]
.1991 - Teachings Of Marcus - (Senyacum)
.1992 - Work - [Senyacum]
.1992 - I Can See Clearly (Garnet Silk & Yasus Afari) - [Roof Records International]
.1992 - What A Joy - [European/German Company for the HIM Centenary]
.1993 - Is A Sign - [African Star Label]
.1993 - I Pen (Garnett Silk & Yasus Afari) - [Senyacum]
.1993 - People Dancing (Yasus Afari feat. Garnet Silk) - [Senyacum]
.1993 - My Mother Who Fathered Me - [Senyacum]
.1994 - Hope and Pray - [Mac Dadda]
.1994 - Up Mercy Street (Black Uhuru & Yasus Afari) - [Senyacum/Sonic Sounds]
.1995 - Crown Him - [Digital B]
.1995 - Iley Selassie - [African Star Label]
.1995 - Sacrifice - [Pyramid]
.1995 - Eye Pen (Feat. Garnet Silk) - [Fathers of Africa/Senyacum]
.1996 - Better Must Come - [Mr Tipsy]
.1997 - (Mama Africa) We Love You - [Mr Tipsy]
.1997 - Si Dem A Come (Yasus Afari feat. Freddie McGregor) - [Mr Tipsy]
.1997 - Neat And Sweet - [Da Joint]
.1998 - Teet - [Christian Souljahs]
.1999 - Kay Pas (Yasus Afari & Naah Switch) - [King Jammy's]
.1999 - Victim - [King Jammy's]
.2000 - Buldozer Stock - [Black Scorpio]
.2000 - Dem Vex - [Bellyas]
.2001 - Put it Eeen - [BCR/Big Ship]
.2002 - Hi-Gene - [Big Ship]
.2002 - Begging - [Negusa Negus]
.2003 - Lets Party [Big Ship]
.2004 - Hard And Tough [Dub Syndicate]
.2004 - Brand New World (Yasus Afari & Black Uhuru) - [Sonic Sounds]
.2004 - Happy & Beautiful People - [House Of House label]
.2005 - Fountain Pen - [Senyacum/Tuff Riddim]
.2006 - Set It Off (Feat. Kokoumo & Black Goddesses) - [Abeng/Senyacum]
.2007 - Essence - [Senya Cum]
.2008 - Ras Mus Birthday (Feat. Toots and the Mytals) - [D&F]
.2009 - Jamaica Good To Me - [Mr Tipsy]
.2010 - Komplex - [Senyacum]
.2011 - Guide I & I (Feat. Dub Vijaan Band) - [Dub Vijan/Senyacum]
.2012 - Black Majik - (Nixti feat. Yasus Afari) - [Smuge Music]
.2013 - Wine Pon Paper - [Senyacum]

3) Books:
.2007 - Overstanding Rastafari - Jamaica's Gift To The Word - [Senyacum Publishers]
.2009 - I Did Eye Pen - Poetry anthology - [HOH/ Senyacum Publishers]


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Yasus Afari's Discography:
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1) Official Albums:

.1993 - Dancehall Baptism (The Afromantic Honour Dread)
(Original Press):
"Dancehall Baptism (The Afromantic Honour Dread)" 1993 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Work. 2) Dance Hall Baptism. 3) Fi Wi Sound. 4) Dub Fi Wi Sound. 5) Send Dem Underground. 6) Pat Wah Talking. 7) Pat Wah Dub. 8) Teachings Of Marcus. 9) Marcus Dub. 10) People Fi Unite (On My Honor) Feat. Janis]. 11) People Dancing [Feat. Garnett Silk]. 12)Feel Like Crying.
[Label: Ras (Cd: 1993)]
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.1994 - Mental Assasin
(Original Press):
"Mental Assasin" 1993 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) So We Tan. 2) Pands Of Babylon. 3) Patwah Skankin 4) I'm A longer. 5) Words Of Ros Tafari: Speeches Of H.I.M. & Yasusa Fari. 6) Step Up Black Liberation. 7) Mental Assassination. 8) Teach the Children. 9) In-Search. 10) Freedom.
[Label: Tappa (Lp/Cd: 1993)]
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.1996 - Honour Crown H.I.M.
 (Original Press):
"Honour Crown H.I.M." 1996 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Honour. 2) Crown Him. 3) Mabrak. 4) Ises I. 5) Miracle Worker. 6) Woman (I Love You). 7) Is A Sign I. 8) The Travelling Sun. 9) I Pen [Feat. Garnet Silk]. 10) My Mother Who Fathered Me.
[Label: Senyacum (Lp: 1996)]
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.2000 - Gift Of Vijjahn (Yasus Afari & Friends)
(Original Press):
"Gift Of Vijjahn" (Yasus Afari & Friends) 2000 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Now That U R Gone. 2) Up Mercy Street [Yasus Afari feat. Black Uhuru]. 3) (Mama Africa) We Love You [Yasus Afari feat. Beres Hammond]. 4) I Can See Clearly [Yasus Afari feat. Garnett Silk]. 5) You're The One [Yasus Afari feat. Singing Melody]. 6) Love Jah. 7) Homeless Children (Feat. Luciano). 8) Si Dem A Come [Yasus Afari feat. Freddie McGregor]. 9) Things A Graan [Yasus Afari feat. Natural Black]. 10) Put It Een. 11) Rap & Dub [Yasus Afari feat. Jah Son]. 12) Hi-Gene. 13) Let's Party [Yasus Afari feat. Jan Son]. 14) Vibing [Yasus Afari feat. Brian San & Jah Son]. 15) Dreadlocks Dinner [Yasus Afari feat. Black Uhuru]. 16) Hail Him. 17) King Immanuel. 18) The Earth Is A Friend.
[Label: House Of Honour (Cd: 2000)]
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.2007 - Revolution Chapter 1
(Original Press):
Editions:

"Revolution Chapter 1" 2007 - (Original Version)
Lp Tracks:
1) Essence. 2) A So Di Ting Set. 3) Rawtid. 4) People A Bawl/Vocal Tears. 5) Rasta Biz-niz. 6) Tek Teaching. 7) Jump Fi Shiloh [Feat. Andrew Priest, Everton Blenda, Kulcha Knox, Sugar Black, Utan Green]. 8) Watch Weh Yu Puttin Yu Teet. 9) Put It Een (Remix). 10) Fountain Pen. 11) Blue. 12) Seal It Up. 13) Revolution Of The Revolution^ [Feat. Natural Black].
[Label: Senyacum (Lp: 2007)]

"Revolution Chapter 1" 2007 - (Includes Bonus Tracks*)
Cd Tracks:
1) Essence. 2) A So Di Ting Set. 3) Rawtid. 4) Lik Out*. 5) People A Bawl/Vocal Tears. 6) Rasta Biz-niz. 7) Tek Teaching. 8) Jump Fi Shiloh [Feat. Andrew Priest, Everton Blenda, Kulcha Knox, Sugar Black, Utan Green]. 9) Head Fi Good*. 10) Watch Weh Yu Puttin Yu Teet. 11) Put It Een (Remix by Dj Kareen). 12) Fountain Pen. 13) Blue. 14) Seal It Up. 15) Dub Fountain*.
[Label: Senyacum (Cd: 2007)]

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Vinyl^ edition includes 1 previously unreleased track not available on Cd.
Cd* editions includes 3  Bonus tracks.
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.2009 - Kiss Mi Neck
(Original Press):
"Kiss Mi Neck " 2009 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Patwah Taakin. 2) Pick Pocket. 3) My Mother Who Fathered Me. 4) My Own Eyes. 5) Freedum. 6) Komplex. 7) Hi-Gene. 8) Blouse & Skirt. 9) I Pen. 10) Work. 11) Now That You're Gone. 12) Thinking Of The Girl I Love. 13) Friend And Friendship. 14) Woman. 15) Mental Orgasm. 16) Flowers. 17) The Travelling Son. 18) Friends Of The Earth. 19) Sumting A Brew. 20) Teet. 21) Kiss Mi Neck. 22) Moment Of Life.
[Label: Senyacum (Cd: 2009)]
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.2012 - Ancient Future
(Original Press):
"Ancient Future" 2012 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Wah Gwaan. 2) Who Put The Pressure [Feat. Benjamin Zephaniah]. 3) Feel Like Crying. 4) Meditate. 5) Hard & Tuff. 6) Black Majik [Feat. Angel S & Annabelle Mitchell]. 7) The Wish [Feat. Freya Horsey]. 8) Light Your Light [Feat. Toots & The Maytals]. 9) Set It Off [Feat. Kokumo & Black Goddesses]. 10) Carry Jamaica. 11) Rise Up (New Zealand) [Feat. King Kapisi]. 12) Amazon Song. 13) Isus Reborn. 14) Brand New Experience [Feat. Black Uhuru]. 15) Look To Africa. 16) Guide Ini Oh Jah [Feat. Dub Vijaan Band].
[Label: Senyacum (Cd: 2012)(Digital Release: 2012)]

Buy Digital Release on Amazon - Itunes - GooglePlay - Junodownload
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.2013 - Public Secret
(Original Press):
"Public Secret" 2013 - (Original Version)
Tracks:
1) Poetree Caan Nyam. 2) Wine Pon Paper. 3) Let’s Talk New York. 4) Isus. 5) Ring Pon Comedy. 6) Guidance. 7) Four Eyes Mek Two. 8) Woman To Love. 9) Yu Gud Enoh. 10) Do Good. 11)Guidance Dub. 12) Dub Wine. 13) Woman Dub. 14) Dub New York. 15) The Isus Dub.
[Label: Senyacum/MMG/FoxFuse (Cd: 2013)(Digital Release: 2013)]

Buy Digital Release on Amazon - Itunes - GooglePlay - Junodownload
Buy Cd on shop.foxfuse.com  &  www.yasusafari.com
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2) New Single:

.2013 - Wine Pon Paper
(Original Press):
"Wine Pon Paper" by Yasus Afari
Tracks:
1) Wine Pon Paper. 2) Dub Wine. 3) Wine Pon Paper (Acapella).
[Label: Fox Fuse (Digital: 2013)]

Buy Single on Itunes - GooglePlay - Amazon - Junodownload
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YASUS AFARI - CONTACTS:
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Website: www.yasusafari.com

Yasus Afari bookings and information please contact:
1) Jamaica
Edutainment Promotion
Email: edutainmentpromo@yahoo.com
www.yasusafari.biz
Tel:  (876) 904 9690 or 398 8616

2) USA
Patrick Maitland
Email: patland2000@gmail.com
Tel: 16468673872 or 17187539469  -Fax 19146634973

3) Europe
Learning Links International
Liz Millman
Email: lizmillman@yahoo.co.uk
Tel: 1447711569489

Yasus Afari press / media inquiries please contact:
FOX FUSE
Email: contact@foxfuse.com
and/or
SenYAcum/Edutainment Promotion
Email: edutainmentpromo@yahoo.com


Yasus Afari "Dem Way Deh" - (Official Video 2016)


Yasus Afari "Wine Pon Paper" - (Official Video 2014)


Yasus Afari "Let's Talk New York" (Official Video 2014)


Nixti ft. Yasus Afari "Black Majik" (Official Video)


Yasus Afari "I feel like crying"


Yasus Afari "Jah is the essence of my life 2"


Yasus Afari "Crown Him"


Yasus Afari "Now That UR Gone"


Yasus Afari "Put It Een"


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