Yaksta Carvanie seeking a Home run

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

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SINGJAY Yaksta Carvanie is currently promoting his single called Home .

The song, he says, surrounds how the inner city is portrayed and the stigma associated with it.

“I want it to reach every ear it can. I want it to break musical barriers and inspire whoever listens it,” he told Jamaica Observer.

Home is produced by Jah Boy Bailey and was released on May 2.

In addition to Home, the entertainer is also promoting a ska song called Boogie Woogie.

“I saw the need to revisit the roots, which is ska. It is safe to say that the genre has watered down but it never dies. Boogie Woogie is a wicked number that I expect to do really well and will be well loved by ska lovers,” he said.

While pushing both singles, Yaksta Carvanie is also working on his upcoming EP called Lifted. The seven-track production will feature songs like While I Am Young, Lifted, and Dark Stages.

Yaksta Carvanie, given name Kemaul Martin, hails from the parish of St Mary. The entertainer said he was raised by his mother, with two elder sisters and three cousins, in a dilapidated house that leaked during the rain.

“My years in high school were very rough, not only financially but emotionally as well... Especially when the absence of my father started to take a toll on me. Music however, had always been an escape,” he said.

After high school, he got a job in the hotel industry after which he became a clothes vendor. He then diverted his attention back to music .

“Like any other career, the journey is not always smooth but struggles or setbacks will not hinder me. I am destined for musical greatness,” he added.

— Simone Morgan-Lindo




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