A’Mari takes us a Vacation

Thursday, September 03, 2015

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NEW York-based singer A'Mari is in Jamaica promoting her new single Vacation which is produced by the Phantom Fireworks label. Vacation is the first single from A'Mari's soon-to-be-released EP.

Other tracks include Destiny, Magic and Set My Heart Free.


Originally from St Andrew,  A'Mari grew up in Guys Hill,  St Mary. She migrated to New York City in her teens, after which she spent some time in Florida before resettling in the Big Apple.


"I grew up without a mother and I listened to music to nurture my soul. I wrote my first song Ghetto Child when I was about 10-years-old. I recorded it at Dynamic Sounds when I was about 14," A'Mari recalled.


Born Veneice Fung-Chung, she became DJ Mona Lisa when she embarked on a career in radio broadcasting, doing stints at WWK 105.5 FM in New York, New Jersey's WNJA and Florida's WAXY.


"One day I was with a radio producer named Clive Hudson and I was reading a magazine out loud, and he asked me if would be interested in reading the news on radio. I took up the opportunity and the response was great. I then started doing my own show. I stayed in radio for over 20 years", said.


An advocate for victims of child molestation, A 'Mari travels across the United States lecturing and counselling the abused.


"I am a victim of such circumstances and I know what it is like. Whenever I get a chance I speak about it, I try to be there for persons who have had a similar experience," she said.


A'Mari's most popular songs include Don't Wanna Lose You, It's Your World and Goddess.


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