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Global Citizen

by Jamallad

World beat, Reggae and Afro Pop, suited for global audience promoting peace through upbeat music
Genre: World: Afro-Pop
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1. In the Now
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2. Abidjan La Belle
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3. Give Love a Chance
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4. Happiness
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5. Never Enough
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6. Global Citizen
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7. Jamallad
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8. Like Children
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9. War No More
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10. It's All Inside
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11. Ode to the Island
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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Jamallad Bio

Lucien Kouassi was born in the Ivory Coast, West Africa, where he was taught the guitar and sight reading by American folk singer, Lisa Sammet, then Peace Corps volunteer in his country.
This set him on a musical journey that began in West Africa, trailed across Europe, and finally the USA, where he acquired a degree in Music and Business at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This is why Jamallad is said to be one of the greatest beneficiaries of the Peace Corps

In his formative years Lucien studied Classical Guitar and Folk, to later cross over to Pop, Rock, Reggae. However, the west African Music Cavasha, which is the precedent to Soukous and Makossa is the undertone of Lucien’s music.

At the end of the College years Lucien became known as JAMALLAD and has since been writing and performing music that explores the human condition in a distinctive style that is his own. The repertoire reflects the global culture that Jamallad has so fortunately enjoyed. He sings in various languages

s.Backed by four other musicians he packed clubs form Eastern Pennsylvania to the Jersey shore ( Long Beach Island), Through Delaware, Ocean City Maryland, Virginia Beach, and every coastal state southward to the Florida Keys ( Key West) for Spring breaks for several years before relocating to Los Angeles.

Now in Hawaii, Jamallad has teamed up with partner Chetanaa Petra Zoeller to co-write and produce a world class album titled Global Citizen which is about to come out. A must hear album.

Lucien has always understood himself as a messenger, and uses his music as a vehicle.

Jamallad’s Music is conscious music

His music brings important messages across in a fun, upbeat way. His talent and inspiration allow him to communicate to a broad audience, in various musical styles; i.e.
World, Reggae, Rock, Pop, Afro Pop, and Folk.
The topics range from world peace, environmental issues, to relations( from personal to global). Some songs are just plain fun dance songs.

Goals
As an artist, I want to reach as many people around the world as possible. I want to have a positive impact with my music, provide for myself, my loved ones, and all those who are involved. I seek to educate, inform and stimulate while entertaining. Making music is as vital to me as breathing.

The Music and Us
For the longest time, artists, by enlarge have talked about a big “ They “,
separating ourselves from the responsibility of it all.
We believe that the talent of music that we have gives us a great tool for
Communication .
Freedom of speech makes it possible for people in the arts, especially music,
To freely talk about any and everything. Lots has been sung about: love, sex, anger
Etc…
It is our belief that in our days, music is a great tool for unifying, raising awareness,
sharing our common Hopes, fears, aspirations, and for giving comfort. We believe in a
humanitarian purpose to the music we make.
It is a window to the soul, yours and ours. We feel blessed that the world is listening
To the voice of wisdom that comes through us. We therefore aim at making music that serves
Humankind.

How This Album Came About

In November 2005 I landed on Maui, Hawaii, full of hope.
Little did I know what I was in for. I suffered a fall that would partially paralyze
me. With this unfortunate accident came my greatest blessing, for it lead me to
Chetanaa and Tana.
The mother and her nine year old son took me into their home, and embarked
on a difficult journey with me. It was the compassion and love they had for me,
that created the magic: In order to help my spirit stay strong, Chetanaa offered to facilitate the production of this album, thus giving me a purpose. As I kept getting worse, she set everything aside,
and I became her full time occupation. ( By the way, did I mention that I was completely broke and uninsured ?)
The Neurosurgeon’s prognosis was very debilitating for someone hoping for a singing career. My voice,
I was told would never be the same. It felt like a death sentence. Hence, I postponed the surgery , prioritizing the album, in the event that I would never sing again after surgery. However I could no longer postpone it when my condition became unbearable. This album is proof that I came out of surgery victorious.
It is the greatest gift of love that I have received since my birth. I am sharing this gift of a second chance with the world .


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tom adair/chicago

jamallad global nation
If you can't dance or reflect with these songs then lay down cause you are not alive!

William and the RadioIndy.com Reviewer Team

Excellent Positive-Vibe Reggae CD
"Global Citizen" by Jamallad is a very impressive peace driven Reggae album with Afro pop and World elements. The tone of the album is highly positive and is a celebration of life. The arrangements are very active, especially the bass lines, and there are some nice harmonies courtesy of the songbird-esque backup singers. Jamallad's voice has a great throaty quality to it and fronts the talented band very effectively. The songs all have an identity with a strong rock presence from time to time. Highlights are "In The Now," with a big island feel, grooving rhythms and an intent for a good time. The title track "Global Citizen" features the previously mentioned rock element, with a punchy beat and cool changes. "War No More" has some fun synth horns and a fantastic performance by the backup singers. If you like Bob or Ziggy Marley, you'll like this excellent CD.

RadioIndy.com

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Jamallad a GrIndie Award for their CD "Global Citizen." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.