Lante shows his True Feelings
LAST Thursday, medical doctor and singer Knil Lante launched his album, True Feelings, at Redbones Blues Café in Kingston.
The Ghanaian national performed songs from the set which was co-produced by Mikey Bennett and Dean Fraser.
Cherine Anderson, Queen Ifrica and emerging deejay G Blunt worked on the album which was recorded at Bennett's Grafton studio in east Kingston.
Lante's performance really connected with the large audience. He was strongest on tracks like When You Go Away, House of Pain, Big Tree (You are About to Fall), Can't Give Up and God and Devil.
He was just as effective when he collaborated with Queen Ifrica on Baby Take Good Care, with G Blunt on What's Up and Anna-Kim Myers on Loving You, the song he recorded with Anderson.
Making a reggae album in Jamaica is a dream come true
for Lante who is from Accra.
"Growing up, I used to listen to Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff and Burning Spear. Reggae is very big in West Africa," he said during his performance.
Lante's manager is Don Green of Synergy Promotions and Reggae Sunsplash fame. He sees the singer going places.
"I see tremendous potential in him. He has a fantastic voice, writes good music, and I look at him as the next big voice from out of Africa," Green told the Jamaica Observer.
The evening began with another new act in D Medz. Backed by the Step By Step band, the singer gave a good account with the songs Rebel Soldier, Ghetto Life and Babymother Drama.