Hurricane at a glance
Friday, September 21, 2012
When it comes
to entertainment in The Gambia, a name Hurricane rings a bell. However, in the
recent years, the country’s music industry has witnessed rapid improvements
especially with the existence of the new emerging breeds in the dancehall
Cessay and widely known by his music sobriquet Hurricane in 1986 in Brikama
town, he is a star who is lucky to have a music loving Dad and Mum. However,
his career in music dates back to his childhood when he used to perform cultural dances. He was inspired into music by one Bobb
(Jah Nalage), a loyal and devoted son of Senegambia.
to Onegambia.com, the young prolific reggae dancehall star put on his first
public performance at a very tender age. Although skepting at first, it was at age of 20 when Huricane recorded
his first hit tape (Take it slow) which rocked the airwaves at that time and
still remains a hit tune. A few months after the release of this audio tape,
his popularity and music began to spread his all over especially in the Kombos like
an erupting volcano.
His voice drenched with soul, sincerity and romanticism is the fundamental factor that forms a strong bond with any who hears him singing. An invitation into musical world, Huricane requires an intriguing geography lesson. The sensuous singer, who earlier made his recording debut with the late show-bix hero M.J. (Bulldoff Record), later gave him this chance to quickly became a believer and incorporated with multi-faceted project roots reggae & dancehall music aptly title (Cant Run Away ).
"The title song talks about where I'm from and it's my hope that everyone who listens feels that I have brought them into my world as a special guest. It's a happy moment, and fun to people of the world,” he said. He observed that African artists often sing aboutthe struggles of life in and out of the land adding that his songs speak of yearning for home, looking back with hope and contribution that will make our mother land and Africa a better place.
Author: Sheriff Janko