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Cashan continues musical journey

Saturday, February 03, 2018

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Singjay Cashan was one of the acts at the St Catherine Adult Correctional Centre in Spanish Town recently. The monthly concert series is geared towards rehabilitation and outreach to inmates at the institution.

She said the experience was an eye opener.

“It was scary when I heard those prison doors slam behind me,” she said, laughing. “But it was a great experience. I got a great feedback from the prisoners, I didn't know what to expect being around so many males, so much testosterone. I performed three songs which were all well received,” she said.

She left the institution with a greater understanding of the challenges which inmates face behind bars, and a greater appreciation of the impact of her songs.

“After performing, I was about to leave when a prisoner came to me in tears. He said he could relate to my song titled Journey On My Own which is on the True Words riddim. He said the song brought him both sadness and hope at the same time,” she said.

Kananjah, Mr Kool, Mikki Ras, and Krysie also performed at the institution.

Cashan is currently promoting a recently released video for Journey on My Own.

Done on the True Words rhythm on Sasaine Music Records imprint, the single was released on July 15 last year.

Cashan grew up in the sleepy district of Amity Hall in Moneague, St Ann. She attended Ocho Rios High where she soon developed a reputation among her peers for her soulful voice. While in grade nine, she was introduced to a studio by a friend, and she recorded her first single I'm Not Crazy.

Over the past year, she has built up a repertoire of songs such as the dancehall-influenced Leprechaun, and the R&B-tinged roots-reggae hybrid Make It Up.

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