Don Husky draws on the ancestors

Don Husky draws on the ancestors

Saturday, May 09, 2020

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Dancehall artiste Don Husky believes in the power of his African ancestors as shown by the lyrics of his new single, Ancestors , which was released on the Bossie Music label via all downloadable digital music platforms in April.

“Jamaicans are a powerful people because we have strong ancestral protectors that have kept us strong and defiant for centuries. We need to continue to call on our ancestors for wisdom, and as a dancehall artiste, I feel that I have to say beautiful things about my Jamaican culture, and that is why I am endorsing our ancestors and our African heritage, because our ancestors were kings and queens,” Don Husky said.

Don Husky believes it is no exaggeration that African ancestors have stubbornly kept Africa and the African Diaspora a potent force in the world. The singjay believes that there are precious lessons to be learned from adopting the indigenous spirituality and strong connectedness to the land espoused by the African ancestors, especially as the world struggles to cope with a global pandemic.

“I am pushing hardcore positivity. We no pretty and perfect; we have to build the people dem mind, especially in crisis times like these, if we come together, and live by the same value system that our ancestors lived by, we will survive this global pandemic: eat what we grow and live in harmony with the Earth.”

The single was released on the Tear Drops rhythm alongside newcomer Renegade.

Don Husky, whose real name is Rushane Brown, hails from Collins Close in Whitehall, one of Kinston's roughest inner-city communities. He first came on the scene with the single, Meditation, before inking a recording deal with Downsound Records.

He is known for the singles Dons of All Dons, and On and On', which were released by Downsound Records years ago.


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