Concrossiss looks to Latin America

Concrossiss looks to Latin America

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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Concrossis believes reggae music is becoming the dominant music in Latin and South America.

“Reggae ah the biggest genre of music inna Costa Rica. They love the older version of reggae, the foundation type of music. I went into a reggae club in February with a 4,000- patron capacity and the deejay had his turntable, no mic and he was using vinyl records — and is mostly the foundation reggae man dem alongside younger artistes like Chronixx, Protoje and Kabaka Pyramid and those songs; ah reggae dem love over there,” said Concrossiss, whose given name is Kevin Forest.

He credits the rise of reggae music in South America to the extensive reach of reggaeton, a music style originating in Puerto Rico during the late 1990s.

Concrossiss is carving out his niche in Central and Latin America with his smooth, dancehall-reggae delivery and positive messages.

“My songs do really well in Costa Rica, and when I go over there they tell me I am one of the humblest dancehall artistes who ever come into the country. I go over there four or five times a year and I always mix and mingle with the people, so they feel like I am one of them. Lots of them speak English and understand and love the positive message,” he said.

He plans to release a nine-song EP called Progress on all major platforms, in May, under his Forest Production. The release will be followed by a number of shows in Latin America to push the project.

In December, he performed on a show called Teleton in Central Park in San Jose, Costa Rica. He completed a two-week school tour in Nicaragua in February.

He will be heading to West Africa to do a show on April 26th.

— KP

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