Jamaican reggae artist and dub poet virtuoso Yasus Afari brings his eclectic and celebrated brand of Caribbean music to the masses with his new album Public Secret, set for a worldwide release on June 11, 2013 from FOX FUSE. Afari is hailed as one of reggae music's leading lyricists and one of the world's most prolific dub poets, who consistently delivers with witty, creative and cleverly articulated content. Public Secret, his 8th studio effort, stays true to form and is destined to defy and redefine reggae dub poetry.
Exhibiting profound lyrical mastery, along with his integration of social-political issues facing mankind, Afari's works are thought provoking and audibly pleasing. His poetic justice continues with Public Secret, which exemplifies Afari's intelligence and firm stance at the helm of the dub poetry genre. The album offers 15 tracks, all written by Afari, and sees 10 original selections along with five (5) dub versions of selected songs. Penning prolific poems on singles such as "Wine Pon Paper," "Poetree Caan Nyam," "Do Good," "Ring Pon Comedy" and "Guidance," Afari seamlessly blends his provocative, educational missives with one-drop reggae and other rhythms, giving longtime and new fans a collector's item.
"In preparing Public Secret, my goal was to create original, inspirational, uplifting and empowering music of peace, love, hope and unity, which is relevant and accessible to all humanity," states Afari. "I hope to touch people's lives and souls in a personal and profound way, so that together we can move onward and upward in bringing awareness into the public space, and love and harmony into the secret, sacred space of our individual and collective souls."
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