The past two years of the health pandemic has been of concern to producer Sekou Brown. Hoping to give music lovers some reassurance that things will eventually return to normal, he threw his creativity into the Heal the World rhythm.
The project (his debut production), which was released on April 29, consists of inspirational songs by newcomers and established acts.
“Being that we have been experiencing a pandemic for the past two years, not just here in Jamaica but globally, that’s where my inspiration came from. What I’m basically trying to do is to give the world reassurance through music, specifically reggae music which people seem to be captivated by, because of its spiritual message,” Brown told the Jamaica Observer.
As a first-timer, it wasn’t difficult for Brown to get the participation of the artistes.
“So, every project will have its moments of ups and downs because that is a part of the human experience. However, thankfully for this project I had way more ‘up’ than ‘down’. I think it is safe to say getting the artistes on board was almost effortless because the riddim primarily sells itself.”
Released by Tree Leaf Entertainment, Heal the World rhythm features the title track by iconic reggae artiste Sizzla, Victory by Luciano featuring Bam Rush, Cherish My Love by Turbulence, The Warning by Nature Ellis, and Yashua by Gerald Boreland.
Brown spoke about working with the established artistes who are featured on the project.
“Well, I was extremely impressed by how effective they were in communicating with me and most importantly, their work ethics. Which goes to show that these men aren’t just singing songs, but they are passionate about what they do and are willing to assist in sharing positive messages across the world through their music. Working with them has also given me the feeling of being exposed, thus empowering me to be more driven in my own development,” Brown disclosed.
Music is a system of communication involving structured sounds. So as a producer what I bring to the table is creativity, a tight sense of rhythm, and the ability to produce good music which is aimed to inspire and edify the lives of people across the world.
Brown is from the Bedward Gardens community in August Town. He is also a past student of Jamaica College. He shared how he got involved in music production.
“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. For as long as I can remember I’ve been in love with music. Music to me is the essence of life and as a result, I involve music in everything I do. Unfortunately, I don’t have a voice, but I do have the vision. Producing is what is used to project my vision across the world. I learnt along the way by exploring the Internet, getting feedback from more established music producers as well as artists so I can increase my knowledge of the music industry and find ways to best apply myself.”
Brown added, “I am looking forward to producing music that will have a long-lasting and positive impact on listeners not just locally but also at an international level.”