Artist Profiles: Jah9


Janine Elizabeth Cunningham, better known as Jah9, was born in Montego Bay on May 23, 1983. She is a Jamaican singer with a captivating vocal style that has been likened to Ella Fitzgerald, and a contemporary freshness similar to Erykah Badu. Jah9 has become an icon for the Jamaican movement known as ‘The Reggae Revival’. Her philosophy, spirituality and unique ‘jazz on dub’ style has traveled across Europe and beyond since her debut album New Name launched in 2013 to wide acclaim.

A certified yoga instructor, Jah9 compels her audiences during her live sets to pause, breathe deeply and feel empowered. Her shows, which she describes as “dark magic”, promise to raise the audience’s awareness and call everyone in attendance to a spiritual awakening.



New Name (Rorystonelove, 2013)
9 (VP Records, 2016)
In The Midst Of The Storm, with Mad Professor (VP Records, 2017)
Feelings ‎(VP Records, 2018)

Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel is also co-founder of the Transglobal World Music Chart. Angel has also produced and remastered world music studio albums and compilations for labels such as Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, and Music of the World.

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