IJenNeh (pronounced eye gin nay) means “Heaven” in Mandingo. IJenNeh Reggae is an exotic blend of Reggae, African, Gospel and Blues music. Acabwayla means "Jesus is Coming Again" in the Pemba dialect from Zambia. This updated version of Acabwayla features signature lead vocals, harmonious backing vocals and upbeat music.
Some of our fans review of this song:
" this is a cool tune , your music is always very moving with great vocal tracks and percussion tracks . Very nice , I always enjoy your music !"
"I am a fan now and shared this song on my facebook. "
"I love the sound of this... great groove and the vocals are golden... "
"Gosh, I love his voice. It's outstanding in it's clean, unpretentious presentation. Such wonderful joyful music. "
"Very, very nice – vocals are wonderful – crisp, clear and right on the money."
"The song is fantastic throughout--everything and everybody in tune, the lead singer singing with great strength and heart, exciting and imaginative"
"wow what great vocals in this african/carribean style song!"
"wonderful melody, rythms and vocals make me want to dance! "
"Lovely stuff, your music always makes me smile."
"I love it! This one has me chair dancing . I can't sit still!"
"I love this! I am an absolute nut for this wonderfully rhythmic music."
"Exuberant, down-to-earth, perfectly recorded, ... very loving and authentic."
"Oh yeah! Very energetic, happy, and uplifting, all rolled into one! Your songs are always a pleasure to hear..never boring! Tons of heart-felt, emotional, content. I liked this one very, very much."
"I Love this Beautiful Song. makes me feel Happy, Let's dance......... "
"An absolute slice of joy! "
"Absolutely fantastic!!! I could listen to this all day. Outstanding. "
"This really song makes you "happy to be listening"."
This music was created exclusively by our music director, Lasana Kanneh and our music producer, Jeremy Sauer.
IJenNeh developed from the earlier groups of Echoes of the Blind, Liberian Acappella and African Gospel Acappella. Echoes of the Blind, was the first group organized by Lasana, and based in Monrovia, Liberia. This group was composed of eight blind men who sang for food on the war ravaged streets of Liberia. Lasana remembers singing in the midst of rebel fighting with bullets flying over their heads. At different points, he was forced to sing for infamous war lords.
Liberian Acappella was a group of ten Liberian men who by fate traveled out of Africa and toured 46 states in four years. The goal of this group was raising funds for the orphans left back home. One of the highlights, of this group was singing at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee for a crowd of over 20,000 people.
African Gospel Acappella consisted of 6 blind men from the original two groups. This group toured the Pacific Northwest for four years and you can still hear Lasana’s distinctive lead vocals on the official website http://www.africangospel.org and their cds.
While the former groups were acappella, IJenNeh has added instruments to his signature vocals and African beats. The music director of these groups, Lasana Kanneh suffered much in his native homeland of Liberia. He was born blind and ostracized by his community for this disability. He escaped war, persecution, poverty and personal failure to bring you these beautiful songs of hope, faith, and restoration.
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