Party with Jamani (2007)
Jamani is a tthirteen-year old steelpan master who grew up in a musical family. His father is the well-known Mighty Jamma, a steelpan champion in the UK. Jamani shows his expertise and eclectic musical influences in the independently-released Party with Jamani. The CD includes hip-hop, R&B, electronica and jazz influences, adding a funk feel to traditional steelpan music.
Jamani started playing at a very young age. By the time he was 3 he performed at the Jamma Caribbean Extravaganza. By the time he was four, he was teaching himself simple melodies. He is currently the lead soloist of the Birmingham School of Pan and All Nations Steelband in West Bromwich.
Get the CD from www.jammasteelpan.net.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.