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Jah Defender (real name Ricardo Mills) is a reggae singer from Trinidad and Tobago.
The mother of Jah Defender played a key role in his musical education. It is by listening to regularly chant the artist discover and then develop a taste but also a passion for music. In elementary school and later at school, it is in front of his classmates that will debut as a singer.
As a teenager, he is soothed by the voices of Whitney Houston, Freddie Jackson, Gregory Isaacs, Bob Marley and Michael Jackson. In 1994, reggae became popular on the island of Trinidad and Tobago. Artists such as Capleton, Sizzla, Anthony B, Luciano, Garnett Silk Norris Man and contribute in a way to form the culture and musical identity of Jah Defender.
The Rastafarian movement and reggae through to a certain philosophical thought seduce Jah Defender. Timbre particular voice added to spiritual texts make him a popular artist. Music is a universal language, it is used to convey messages between other to denounce the "truths." Reggae carries a heritage and a culture of its own. Jah Defender has understood, and transcribed it in his writings.
He began his musical career in 2004 under the name of Jah Faya, it will then decide to change to Jah Defender. According to him, "Jah Defender" is more consistent with the profound mission he feels invests. For the committed artist, it is important to educate and raise awareness so that people carry on their work of memory and do not forget their precious heritage. Influenced by the teachings of Rasta, Jah Defender advance confident and with dignity. He expresses his talent lyricist on inventive productions on hot and powerful melodies sounds, creating timeless music.
At 18, he wrote his first songs, many talks about his work as a singular positive music, and tinted with spirituality. After many titles he shared the stage with many famous artists such as Morgan Heritage, Junior Reid and Chezidek. Jah Defender is known for its work, which has allowed him to do a duet with Chuck Fender on the title "I love it so."
Jah Defender has been an independent artist, he has yet been able to partner with labels such as the Canadian label "Is Royal Records" and "Backyard Studio" a label of Trinidad and Tobago.
His first album "Rastaman Rise" produced entirely by the independent French label "7 Seals Records" is eagerly awaited. The whole work consists of fifteen tracks. Titles such as "No feel no way", "Blackman rise" and "Jah is the maker" has been critically acclaimed. The album provided a nice surprise with the participation of Tiwony signing with the title "Give Thanks."
Talent Jah Defender is now recognized by professionals in the music industry, but he does not miss an opportunity to thank her fans, the unconditional support of the latter helps keep constantly evolving artistically.
Jah Defender, the new messenger of reggae, is determined to flood the world with his music.