Monday, December 17, 2007

Reggae Rock Fusion: Tessanne Chin

I was recently turned on to this reggae-fusion sensation from Jamaica by the name of Tessanne Chin. She has a voice powerful enough to carry her multi-genre sound. Jamaicans know her as the lead singer of reggae-rock band, Mile High.
Before pursuing a solo career, Tessanne gained priceless experience as a back-up singer to world renowned reggae legend Jimmy Cliff and has been singing professionally since the age of 17.

Tessanne's music is a spicy blend of Reggae, Dancehall, Rock and Soul. Her new song "Black Books" sounds like a gumbo of Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Taylor Dayne and Celine Dion's voices, with a Bob Marley/ Nirvana /Chris Daughtry vibe.

Check out her video "Black Books" below.

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