By Kevin Jackson
Observer writer

Thursday, December 07, 2017

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The Jamaica Observer's Entertainment Desk continues its daily year in review of people who made an impact during 2017.

Stand Up to Rasta and Reggae Music are two of the songs that got newcomer Spiritual some attention in 2017. He's anticipating bigger things in 2018.

“I am here to preach and teach as a servant of the Father. He chose me to be a messenger alongside many others who follow him, so the time has come for my vision and knowledge to be imparted upon his children,” the roots singer told the Jamaica Observer. “I come to continue the message that the ancestors and teachers before us had brought forward. The world needs a Spiritual healing.”

Spiritual's vocal style is strikingly similar to Joseph Hill, the former lead singer of Culture. His mentor is respected artiste manager and producer, Clifton “Specialist” Dillion, whose credits include working with Shabba Ranks, Patra, Mad Cobra and most recently OMI.

Born Horace Chin in Allman Town, Spiritual released his debut album Awakening this year through Oufah Music/VP Records.

“The reviews about the album have been great and satisfying. I feel pleased to know that we were able to bring forth a project that is a great contribution to the new-age reggae revolution. As a teacher, I continue to read the teachings of my teachers, and that pushes me a lot; my knowledge is extended, and I am therefore able to pass on these lessons to the ones coming forward to continue the journey,” said Spiritual.

He is scheduled to tour Europe and the US West Coast in 2018.




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