Title
Artist
Label
Format
Date

Jamekya Fyah
Arjunah
Vedic Vibes Music
CD
March 22, 2004

Track list
  1. Deeper
  2. Myself Again
  3. Doesn't Mean A Ting
  4. Golden Brown
  5. Jamekya Fyah
  6. Heaven Down On Earth
  7. Nobody Cares
  8. It's Funny
  9. Because U
  10. Passion Blues
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 4/5 Backing : 4 Production : 4 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4
Arjunah is a Jamaican singer/songwriter/producer. He makes what he calls Alter-native reggae, which means a Natural Alternative to the rest. His works on the cd "Jamekya Fyah" was started in Kingston Jamaica, then it was further developed in Texas America, and it was finished in Brussels Belgium. This set is produced by Arjunah himself with technical works and help on instrumentation by Bachot Muna (Cameroon) and Wim Verbeke (Belgium).

Listening to the album we noticed a definite pure feeling of warmth and emotion, caused by the vocal delivery and the excellent instrumentation of the songs. Luckily we weren't overwhelmed by the sound of synthesizers and rock guitars, a phenomenon found on albums recorded outside of Jamaica. Arjunah describes his intentions and the process of the creation of the album as follows : "During the making of the cd the atmosphere was sometimes heavily charged with the Holy Spirit. I would sometimes stop, meditate and then get high as the creativity would just overpower us, both me and the other musicians. The main purpose of was just to get the vibes and feelings out. I'm glad to be selling the cd's but the main thing was just give expression to the spirit. My purpose was to touch the main energy centres of the people : The emotional center, the rythmic center and the spiritual centre. I hope I have succeeded."

Arjunah doesn't stick to the simple one drop reggae style. He manages to incorporate a kind of jazzy, funky timbre in some of his songs, check out Golden Brown and Myself Again. The tune Deeper and the ballad Heaven Down On Earth are two of the best tunes we've heard since long.....Arjunah comments on these songs : "For example the songs 'Deeper' and 'Heaven Down On Earth' stirred the emotions to tears sometimes."

More noteworthy songs are Jamekya Fyah and Passion Blues a song that rounds off a truly noteworthy album from a multi-talented artist. Don't overlook this set!

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E-mail : arjunah@arjunahmusic.com
Website : www.arjunahmusic.com
Telephone :: +(32) 494 45 37 53