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Jah Eye Bio

As a youth in 1960’s America growing up in a creative, artistic and socially active family, Jah Eye was was witness to MLK and the civil rights movement, the self help philosophy of the Nation of Islam with Elijah Muhammed and Malcolm X, the rise of the Black Panther and Black Power movements as well as the turmoil (riots, political assassinations etc.) that were common place during those times. He also fell in love with the music of the era. Artist like Curtis Mayfield and the Impressions, Sly and the Family Stone, the Temptations, Nina Simone, and Marvin Gaye, all artists who wrote and performed “message music”.

Fast forward to the 1970’s. While in college Jah Eye expanded his music taste to include Jazz and eventually the Roots Rock Reggae music that was coming out of Jamaica during that time. In 1977 Jah Eye attended Festac 77, the second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture held in Lagos Nigeria. This event would change his life. It was here that he first realized the universality and the commonality of people of African Decent. It was here that he would also discover the revolutionary music of Fela Anikulapo Kuti. While listening to Fela, Bob Marley, Burning Spear and others, Jah Eye gravitated to the spiritual and revolutionary ideology of Rastafari.

Fast forward to the year 2000. After two decades of being a photographer, shopkeeper and an art dealer, Jah Eye launched his career as a recording artist, recording his interpretation of the music that influenced him so many years earlier. With four albums and some singles under his belt. Jah Eye’s music has consistently spoken on behalf of the poor and oppressed peoples of the world while bringing a message of universal love.

In 2018 Jah Eye’s song Jah Music (Rasta Music) was selected as part of the soundtrack for the movie Equalizer 2.