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Music of Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Source: Nii Atakora Mensah/ Ghana

Jaddo Makes Waves In Europe

If the name, La Gear, Jaddo or Jah Yut doesn't quite ring a bell with, then that should be all the more reason for you to be interested in his brand new album, “Rise Up Africa”.

Jaddo has been plying his music trade for years and years in Germany, France, UK and Denmark.

Jaddo is an international musician whose talent in music is well known worldwide. Jaddo grew up in Accra and had his early education at Datus Complex School where he performed for his school at various dance and music programmes and won numerous awards.

After Datus, Jaddo enrolled at GHANATTA College Of Arts in Accra, where he graduated with a diploma in Arts. Even though he did well in Arts, he never gave up on music. In 1999, his music group, The Militant Youth had rave reviews when they performed at the Pan African Music & Arts Festival (PANAFEST) in 1999.

His music inspirer is Black Santino, formerly of Vibe FM. In 2000, he music journey expanded when he moved to France and formed a reggae band called The Alalpapa Band. He has rubbed shoulders with popular musicians like Ismael Issak, Tippa Irie, Murry Man and Positive Black Soul.

In 2010, Jaddo went back to the studios again and by August 2010 the album was cooked.

““RISE UP AFRICA” is a hit album with reggae, hiplife dance hall, Afro-beat and reggae-stepper. The songs are are written and composed by myself, And have powerful lyrics with strong messages on the track “RISE UP AFRICA” where he is encouraging the African youth to rise up and build their nations to reach a better future”, he said.

The drums played on “ Rise Up Africa” was done by the ex-drummer from Fela Kuti’s Band, Tony Allan. Jaddo is also well equipped with music videos and is currently promoting his 'Adjoa No. 1' video on TV.

Listeners who will be picking up his CDs can also expect to be well informed through gorgeous liner notes and thoughts.