Max Romeo drops album

BY BASIL WALTERS Observer writer

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

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THE residence of roots stalwart Max Romeo, located in rural Treadways, St Catherine, was the appropriate venue to launch his Father and Sons album last Friday.

"Not many people could do this. I'm not here tonight as a performer, I'm here to introduce one of the greatest artistes not only out of Jamaica but the world," said singer Richie Stephens who introduced Romeo.

Father and Sons is a collaboration between Romeo and his sons, Ronaldo and Romario, known as the duo Rominal.

With their father, they performed Kids Are People Too and Chase The Devil. As a duo, they did We Need Love, Dem Lie and Murder. Romeo closed the set in tandem with singjay Ruffiann and performed some of his classic songs such as War Ina Babylon, Three Blind Mice and Let The Power Fall On I.

Both in their early teens, Rominal have been recording for nearly a decade. Their first song, Baby Girl, was done when Ronaldo was seven years old and Romario nine.

The upgraded Charmax Music Productions includes a recording studio with digital and analogue facilities.

A number of entertainers who have recorded at Romeo's studio attended the launch. Among them, saxophonist Glen DaCosta, whose album Global is released by the Charmax Music label; roots singer Iba Mahr and The Viceroys.

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