SATURDAY - TARRUS RILEY; CODY CHESNUTT,
Tarrus Riley is among the leading ambassadors of modern day Reggae Music in Jamaica. The singer’s commanding vocals, intuitive lyrics and vibrant personality have combined to create a formidable artiste with authentic credentials in Reggae music. His rising catalogue has been described as ‘healing’ music, and has brought adoration and acclaim from leading music luminaries from across the globe. Being the son of veteran reggae singer, Jimmy Riley, his venture into music was predictable.
However, Tarrus Riley set himself apart from the legacy of his father and has created his own brand, style and signature, which have fuelled his career to its current height. His song ‘Singy Singy’ describes his youthful obsession with performing music, deejay, his flexible vocal structure and natural ability to use themes from every day experiences to write songs, allowed him to seamlessly transition into becoming a singer.
Tarrus Riley considers himself as a voice of the people, and has set himself apart as someone who sings for the people. He also defines himself as one who makes thought-provoking music about Black consciousness and experiences with the intention to open people’s minds and let them think.
Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look and sound like. The Atlanta native has always stood his own creative ground. Cody explored the Atlanta’s
early ‘90s R&B scene as a singer, and then toiled in his LA-based band, The Crosswalk.
With his new album, My Love Divine Degree, a 2016 release, Cody continues to explore the fusion of soul and rock. Co-produced by Anthony” Twilite Tone” Khan, the new album promises to be yet another powerful addition to Cody’s discography.Cody describes My Love Divine Degree as “ a body of work inspired by a story of a Man and Woman that exercised their ability to rise above their selfishness— to a Higher level of communication — that they might willingly share the Love of their Eternal Life.... ALL to simply win the hearts of women and men to better things-.