I had the privilege of interviewing one of the most talented musicians from the United States, E.N Young, for Reggae Lover podcast episode 153 – dedicated to you, the #REGGAELOVER.
The California reggae scene has been thriving for some time now and vocalist/producer, E.N. Young, formerly of Tribal Seeds, has played a significant role in this success. This classically trained pianist who now plays several instruments including the Melodica fell in love with Jamaican music as a youth in San Diego. He talks candidly about his journey as I sought to learn more about the movement he is pushing in the name of reggae. By the end of our conversation, I definitely saw E.N as an authentic reggae ambassador.
Topics covered In this episode:
- 1:35 – 2019 Summer Daze Endless Nights Tour
- 2:21 – 4th studio album, Forest Wilderness released in 2018
- 3:57 – Working with Kelissa from Jamaica
- 5:45 – Collabs on the latest album (Half Pint, Peetah Morgan, Inna Vision, Meta and the Cornerstones)
- 6:56 – Love for playing the Melodica and linking with Addis Pablo
- 9:33 – Production and instrumentation from Imperial Sound Studios in San Diego
- 15:25 – Gaining inspiration as a teen (especially spiritual influence) from 70’s reggae
- 20:10 – Resistance from family members and society in general for embracing reggae culture
- 22:21 – The effects of reggae music on mankind.
Reggae music is the highest form of spiritual music.
Beginning with the 1970s Roots Reggae era, the lyrics, the drums, and the bass provided the perfect vessel for communicating and spreading messages.
With the help of Bob Marley and the Wailers, these reggae messages spread across the globe.
Exploration of this global phenomenon leads to certain truths.
We discuss some history, events, and examples and give personal accounts of our experiences with spirituality, reggae, and religion.
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Jamaican actress Jacinth Headlam is the special guest joining the crew. Jacinth talks about her Jamaican heritage and her new book “Love After.”
Jacinth is transparent about the challenges and advantages of being a Caribbean woman in entertainment. She talks about her reggae inspiration and favorite artists from then ’til now.