Introducing The PathHeights

by Mar 25, 2018News

The PathHeights

Introducing The PathHeights.

Based in Germany since 2013, The PathHeights are singer, songwriter, producer duo Akosua Aset and Aumuna.

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Based in Germany since 2013, The PathHeights are singer, songwriter, producer duo Akosua Aset and Aumuna.

Akosua Aset, influenced by her Jamaican Roots started writing rhymes and poetry in high school. At that stage, she formed a band with her school friends. While in University, very much inspired by artists like Linton Kwesi Johnson, Jill Scott, Floetry and Saul Williams, she began to write poetry.

Aumuna, was born in the hills of St Ann, Jamaica. He then moved to Point Hill a small community in St Catherine. There he spent most of his childhood years before moving to the sunshine city of Portmore where he did his high school studies. Aumuna recalls memories of “making trips to the spring to catch water, spending time on the farm and adventurous hikes to gather firewood”. This undoubtedly bonded him with nature. Music has always been a part of his life, growing up in a Christian community and with the flip side of the heavy speakers of sound systems in the streets playing Roots Reggae and Dancehall selections.

In 2014 inspired by life on a legends of cultural heritage, they decided to formally present a name for the group. At a rehearsal session they came through with the symbolic name The PathHeights. Deriving from the word Ptahites, meaning spiritual, creative beings conveying a collective conscious message. From there on they have been performing throughout Germany and in August of 2015 they went to Kingston, Jamaica.

Whilst in Jamaica, their initial goal of recording three songs resulted in the completion of their first nine-track EP and a video shoot for the single “Without Love”. An unconventional yet traditional sound, stepping outside the laws of modern style recording to ensure each inspiration is captured and delivered as pure as can be, with no compromise.

Their sound is a smooth collaboration of Roots Alternative Acoustic Reggae with Poetry, giving it a stripped back, natural and organic sound. The African drums and acoustic guitar are very fundamental in their production, along with the incorporation of various kinds of percussion and the natural sounds in their environment.