The Queen of the new Reggae movement brings her very unique mix of contemporary and conscious poetry to the stage. She delivers a mature and sophisticated style combined with deeply moving messages, a true empress in a league of her own.
Born as Janine Elizabeth Cunningham on 23 May 1983 in Montego Bay, Jamaica moved 1991 with her family to Kingston. She has been credited as the creator of the Jazz on Dub genre. Her vocals blend the Jazz melodies of Billie Holiday and Nina Simone with the Dancehall attack of Sizzla Kalongi above the heavy Dub rhythm akin to Augustus Pablo.
Every song contains a message inspired by natural and universal laws. As a cultural activist Jah9 is committed to youth empowerment and nation building through Arts and Culture. She uses her voice to call attention to the abusers of power and also highlights the need for spiritual growth in everyone, including herself.
Jah9 : Could It Be
Her life is invested, her faith has been tested. The fruit of her remission is surrender to the promise of eternal life
Jah9 : Unafraid
Sisters unafraid to make an example of a guy or a woman for that matter, who'd ever dare to try
Jah9 : Love has found I
I take a risk, I let him in, I'm unafraid, I admit to him
Hardcore, you can not claim a victory till your heart pure
Jah9 : Avocado
Him teach mi all principles him learn from the land and as a me alone him have mi nahfi share him passion
Jah9 : Humble Mi
The more that I learn show the little that I know and it humble mi more and more, the truth set me free and encourages me
Words may not say exactly how I'm feeling. The hurt and the hate and the love I'm receiving
Jah9 : Highly (Get To Me)
You are not a king, you are just a pawn, scattering the seeds from which the masses will be born
Jah9 : Steamers A Bubble
Music a bubble, Steamers a bubble, Bun chalice a bubble from morning to dark