Jahmali: From Then Till Now (The Interview)
Born in Vere, Clarendon, Jamaica, Ryan Thomas was raised among the sugar plantations in the Jamaican countryside. His love for the dancehall sounds of Shabba Ranks, Pinchers, Red Dragon, and Wayne Wonder inspired a move to Kingston, where he embarked on his own musical career. It was Tony Rebel who introduced Thomas to the Rastafarian faith, which prompted a radical change in the young singer’s approach as he started to perform and record as Jahmali.
1990s Reggae singer Jahmali pulled up to the Entertainment Report Podcast for a conversation about his career. Jahmali spoke about growing up in Clarendon, early comparison to Cocoa Tea, getting to and recording for King Jammys, his one and only meeting with Garnet Silk, meeting and recording for Bobby Digital, meeting and recording for Donovan Germain from Penthouse Records, his mega hit El Shaddai, touring with Buju Banton, new music and soooo much more.
(Interview by kind permission of 2linedmusichut.com)
Jahmali – El Shaddai
Jahmali – Everyman’s Burden
Jahmali – Be Conscious
Jahmali – On Our Guard