Grammy Award Winning Reggae Singer-songwriter YAMI BOLO live chat
16 July 2017 Blogroll
Yami Bolo grew up in postal zone 13 of Kingston. His first professional job and exposure was with Sugar Minott’s Youth Promotion Crew. His first singles were released in 1986, and he had his greatest success working with Augustus Pablo in the late 1980s and early 1990s, on singles such as “Struggle in Babylon”. In 1994, Bolo earned international acclaim from his collaboration with Japanese reggae performer, Kazafumi Mizayawa (Miya). Their Love Is Dangerous album sold 500,000 units in Japan. In addition, the duo’s “Miya-Yami Project” earned the Japanese “Best Music Video ’94” title.He contributed to Damian Marley’s 2001 Grammy Award winning album Halfway Tree (2002 Best Reggae Album).Bolo has collaborated with some of reggae’s greatest artists and producers; including Damian Marley, Tenor Saw, Sugar Minott, Capleton, Tapper Zukie, Sly and Robbie, and King Jammy’s Studios. His success as a reggae artist has allowed him to record many songs professing the Rastafarian faith as taught by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church throughout his three decades in the reggae industry. Yami Bolo has been performing Rastafarian works since the mid-1980s touring with many different reggae groups including Augustus Pablo’s Rockers crew.