Patcha Blacks reminisces about Christmas in Jamaica
Growing up in Jamaica Christmas was always a special time of the year for Patcha Blacks.
“As a child, I always looked forward to Christmas because I knew that no matter how tough times were Christmas was always a time of happiness and togetherness for my family. Our parents always did their best to make sure we had a joyful time at Christmas. The house would be filled with toys, lots of Christmas cakes and food. I have very fond memories of those days,” he said.
The Canada-based reggae/dancehall singjay, who originally hails from Westmoreland, Jamaica, is currently promoting a Christmas reggae single titled A Mi Santa.
“This song was inspired by my childhood memories of Christmas. When I was a child there were lots of presents under the Christmas tree. Our parents told us that Santa Claus brought them. But as we grew older we realised that they were the ones who put them there. So, in my heart, they were the real Santa. That’s why the opening line of the song says, ‘A mi mommy and mi daddy a mi Santa,’ ” he said.
Produced by Smoke Shop Studio and PB Records A Mi Santa was released on all digital platforms on December 1. Since then, it has been enjoying heavy rotation in several territories including Africa, Canada, Jamaica, the US, and the UK.
Patcha Black is also enjoying much attention in Africa with a single titled Can’t Wait.
“I am very happy with the response that this song is receiving in Africa. I have to send a special shout-out to DJ Mutabaruka in Gambia and all the other DJs who are playing my music in Gambia, Senegal, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Nigeria, and other parts of Africa,” he said.