Abja is a multi-talented singer, singjay,
songwriter, and producer hailing from St. Croix in the Virgin
Islands. While Inna Red I Hour is Abja's first full-length
release, he has been polishing his studio skills and sharing his
gifts with audiences in NYC for several years, as a former
vocalist and producer with the Survival Soundz crew out of
Brooklyn. Abja also appeared on I Grade Records, first
compilation album, Weep Not, released in November, 2002. His
tune , "Crucial Confessions," received widespread acclaim and
radio play throughout the US, Caribbean and Europe.
2006 saw the release of the critically
acclaimed second album from this Red Eye Blues Man "Mahogany
Road". Abja continues to redefine the meaning of
Rebel Music and erase the boundaries placed on true reggae. Abja
creates music that lifts the spirit and the mind. His voice
possesses the qualities necessary to convey emotions ranging
from love to revolution. Rebel Music is the focus, and freedom
and upliftment of African people is the mission.
"I sing songs of rebel harmony to
balance me and help me break these mental and societal chains.
With love everything is possible. With love, life isn't an
obstacle. The art form of music is a communication device, which
can send good, or bad, frequencies through the air waves.
Therefore, it is important for us to create original, positive
music to shine or reflect onto a suffering nation. Rhythm:
balance in life, natural progression that correlates with
equality. Through the guidance of the Most High, Jah Rastafari,
my spirit is as free as a song roaming around as echoes in your
head, an ever rising crescent." - Abja
Abja is a powerful performer whose spirit and energy transmits
to everyone around him. He sings with a strength of purpose,
with a dynamic and confident, yet humble, stage presence.
Performing with his backing band, Blackfoot, Abja has graced the
stage at numerous venues around NYC, including the world famous
SOB's in Manhattan. Abja has sine toured
extensive with the Red-I Band as part of the I Grade Family
tours that have been so successful in California and throughout
the states. We are very excited that Abja will bring his
Red Eye Blues sounds to SNWMF 2007.