Island sweetheart and songstress Tessanne Chin, has been uber busy since copping ‘The Voice’ title in 2013. She continues to truly represent her island and the Caribbean, both local and abroad. Chin also ‘shouted out’ fellow Caribbean musical brother, Machel Montano who won ‘Best International Performance’.
Fresh from her tour, Chin’s most recent major stop was the renowned 2014 Soul Train Awards Show , aired on BET, November 30th, where she was both an Award presenter and performer (See video below at 5:50)…How huge is that?? Taking the Caribbean to the worlddd!!
Tessanne has been posting her own unofficial personal pics from the show for her fans, while expressing excitement from her own personal experience being at such a huge event, sharing stage and witnessing some of her own favorite artistes in action on stage.
Clip from BET: “…and the perfect blend of island rhythms from Tessanne Chin and soul vibes from Liv Warfield come together to pay homage to the legendary Kool & The Gang. Season 2014 (11/30/2014)
Tessanne wrote: “Thank you CentricTV and BET #soultrainawards2014 for this amazing opportunity to share the stage with these incredible artists to honour these #Giants of music #KoolandTheGang So happy to #Celebrate with you ..”
SEE PICS BELOW:
“It was my honour Kool & the Gang !!! Sooo glad I got to share the stage with Liv Warfield during your tribute !!! #SoulTrainAwards #KoolAndTheGang #TrueLegends
This year’s Legend Award Presented by #ToyotaShowcase went to Kool & the Gang!!”
ALSO SEE: Trinidadian Soca King Machel Montano wins Best International Performance
According to a recent release, Reggae princess Etana is the first female Jamaican artist to top the US Billboard Reggae album charts in almost 20 years.
Roots reggae singer-songwriter Etana strikes again. This week, her fourth studio album I Rise (Oct 28, VP) hits #1 on the U.S. Billboard Reggae Album chart. She is one of the three Jamaican female artists ever and the first in nearly two decades (since Diana King and Patra in the mid-90s) to land this highly-coveted chart position.
Backed by a full band, Etana will celebrate this success and perform tracks from her brand new album at her NYC release party at SOBs on Monday, November 17, 2014.
Prior to this event, Etana continues her U.S. tour with Cocoa Tea, spreading her positive vibrations to major cities like St. Louis, New Orleans and Orlando.
I Rise, which is helmed by the legendary Jamaican multi-instrumentalist and producer Clive Hunt, follows Etana’s critically-acclaimed albums Better Tomorrow (2013), Free Expressions (2011) and The Strong One (2008). The Jamaican singer-songwriter’s melodic power blended with Hunt’s rich arrangements sets this album apart as one of the best throughout her stellar career.
Etana carries the torch as reggae’s leading lady with this classic collection of love ballads and roots anthems. With her poised assurance and newfound strength, she evolves spiritually, mentally, emotionally and musically. Whether she shedding light on the harsh ghetto realities on “Trigger,” “Ward 21 (Stenna’s Song)” and “How Long,” conveying romantic longings on “Richest Girl,” “Love Song,” and “By Your Side” or expressing her deep-rooted spirituality on the exquisite Bob Marley remake of “Selassie Is The Chapel,” the Marcia Griffith’s cover of “Stepping Out Of Babylon” “Emancipation” and “On My Way” – each of the album’s tracks is delivered with her soulful conviction. Producer Clive Hunt (Stevie Wonder, Peter Tosh, Rolling Stones, The Wailers, Grace Jones, Jimmy Cliff) arranged an all-star team of the island’s musicians to contribute to the set – including himself, Sly Dunbar, Robbie Shakespeare, Grub Cooper, Handel Tucker, and Dean Fraser.
Etana’s ‘I Rise’ – Track Listing:
1. Selassie is the Chapel
2. How Long
3. On My Way
4. Stepping Out Of Babylon
5. Jamaica Woman
6. I Rise
7. Richest Girl
8. Love Song
9. By Your Side
10. Passing Thru
12. Ward 21 (Stenna’s Song)
14. Jah Jah
15. Jam Credits
Remaining Tour Dates:
Nov 5 (Wed) St. Paul, MN @ Wilebski Blues Saloon
Nov 6 (Thu) in St. Louis, MO @ 2720 Cherokee
Nov 9 (Sun) in New Orleans, LA @ Publiq House
Nov 13 (Thu) in Palm Bay, FL @ Sugar Kane
Nov 15 (Sat) in Orlando, FL @ Mela Room
Nov 17 (Mon) in New York City, NY @ SOBs
The sultry, Jamaican songstress Tessanne Chinand talented 2014 winner of The Voice, is currently making her rounds, promoting her new album ‘Count On My Love’ and landing major media appearances while on tour #TessOnTour14… progressively leaving her imprint for the world to see what Jamaica’s best kept secret truly has to offer.
Recently posted on Chin’s Facebook page was this video (Watch below), stating,“One of my dear fans sent this to my Promotions Team @Tessanity this morning! Thank you @SamTLSham!!! Check out his video!! “Something very special #TessOnTour14 Live from #Cafe939 Boston @Tessanne Chin Concert – http://youtu.be/K4Bjr-h27VQ #BestFansOnEarth! !!! #TessanityisReal”
This woman is in a league of her own, simply astounding, jaw dropping, vocals and stage presence unmatched and just a simply beautiful, well rounded entertainer. Mention must be made of her tightly gelled stage team as well, whose energy and performance compliments the singer so well, her band and supporting vocalists.
We continue to watch this artiste as she continues to spread her wings…check out the entire show below:
ALSO WATCH: Etana ‘Trigger’