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DUB poet Yasus Afari's latest album Public Secret is out in the open. It was released on Saturday at Redbones Blues Café in St Andrew.
Backed by his Dub Vijan band, Afari performed a mix of old songs as well as tracks from Public Secret.
"Public Secret is different from all my other albums as it is the first time I am able to do an album with my own band, Dub Vijan," Afari told the Jamaica Observer after his set.
The autobiographical Poetree Caan Nyam, Let's Talk New York, Isus, Ring Pon Comedy and Woman to Love were some of the songs he performed from Public Secret.
In the opening segment, Afari did Mama Africa, Essence, Hard and Tuff, and I Can See Clearly Now (a tribute to his friend, the late singer Garnet Silk), which were also well received by the modest gathering.
The St Elizabeth-born artiste believes he shows maturity on Public Secret which was released digitally in July by American company Fox Fuse.
"It is not in your face but subtle and sublime, yet very potent. The fact that the title suggests more than just the content, makes it most intriguing, and people are highly excited and keen to get a piece of the Public Secret. So the demand and interest is growing," he explained.
Guest appearances were made by fellow dub poet Steppa and singer Bryan Art.
— Basil Walters
Yasus Afari performing at Redbones Blues Café in St Andrew on Saturday.
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