Thursday, February 25, 2016

Day 117 of 365 Day Jamaican Music Challenge - Nasio Fontaine - Black Tuesday

Nasio Fontaine, was born in Dominica and one of seven children.  At an early age he began singing in school and the local Catholic choir and at the age of 8 made his own instrument by using a board and pieces of fishing line for strings.  In 1981 he moved to the island of St. Maarten and discovered both reggae music and Rastafari.  He released his first single "Born To Be Free" in 1986, which sold over 5,000 copies and became the biggest selling record in the island's history.  After that he recorded a handful of albums, including an album for RAS Records and Greensleeves in the early 2000s... unfortunately Nasio has remained quiet since then but I remain hopeful that he'll reemerge with something new sometime soon because in all honesty, I'm a big fan.  Today's tune "Black Tuesday" comes from his 1999 CD Revolution and it is awesome!

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