Dancehall singjay Jahvinci is regarded as one of the best young artistes to have emerged in the world of reggae-dancehall in the last three years. Now, he will be showcasing those talents during Dancehall Night at this year’s 2011 instalment of Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Jamaica as he has been confirmed as a performer on the festival that runs from Thursday July 21 – Saturday July 23.
“I am extremely excited to be included in this year’s impressive Reggae Sumfest line-up because this festival is certainly the biggest platform in the Caribbean for a reggae artiste to showcase his craft and this will be my first opportunity to work a complete set asa solo act, and I will not disappoint my fans,” Jahvinci said in a release.
Jahvinci will join US acts Nicki Minaj, R Kelly, along with Jamaican hitmakers Mavado, Jah Cure, Beenie Man, Tanya Stephens and I-Octane at Sumfest.
Jahvinci burst unto the scene in 2008 with Weh Dem A Guh, a collaboration with Vybz Kartel on Stephen McGregor’s hit Day Rave rhythm. Since then he has recorded songs such as Money, Watch Yuh Friends which hit #1 on several charts in Jamaica and overseas, Wipe Those Tears, Guide Me and Mi Know. One of his latest hit singles was
Mama Love on the Eternal rhythm in late 2010. In May 2011, Jahvinci announced his intention not to re-sign a booking
or recording contract with the Portmore Empire, after three years with that organisation.
SInce then, Jahvinci has since recorded a semi-autobiographical single called ‘In My Life’ for Notnice/Corey Todd Records and that single has been getting a lot of airplay on radio stations across Jamaica. The single has also jumped into the top 20 of the HYPE TV Top 20 music charts. He will also be recording with reggae music stalwarts, Sly Dunbar of Taxi Records, and Donovan Germaine of Penthouse Records. “Anything is possible because mi free but mi a gwaan focus pon my work and build my career, I am looking forward to recording some great songs for major producers like Sly Dunbar and Donovan Germaine who have contributed a lot to reggae music,” he said.
Since his departure from the Portmore Empire, Jahvinci has been getting numerous show dates. Apart from Reggae Sumfest, in August, he has been booked for three shows in England as well as shows in the Caribbean islands of St. Vincent, Dominica and Barbados later this year.
“Promoters as far away as Japan and Africa have also expressed interest in my career. During the next couple of months, I will be organising my own band so that I can have an explosive set when I go on tour, I want to entertain the fans and have a long, fulfilling career in reggae music,” he said.