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Yaksta Carvanie does the Boogie Woogie

Saturday, July 21, 2018

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A ska-infused track, Boogie Woogie, has been making the radio rounds. The single is done by dancehall/reggae fusion artiste Yaksta Carvanie.

Boogie Woogie is produced by WussMusikk, a label jointly owned by Yaksta and his manager, Sanjay Negus. It has a feel-good vibe.

The St Mary-based Yaksta Carvanie shared the inspiration behind the song.

“I was tired of the same cliché of typical music and the lack of fun in sounds. One day I found an old guitar after the flood rains in St Mary and kept playing with it for a while. After a few months, while walking to the beach and listening some stems of an instrumental, it reminded me of the sounds I got from playing with the guitar. Everything that I saw that day I put into writing, and from that come Boogie Woogie,” Yaksta told the Jamaica Observer.

Boogie Woogie was released on the Future Sound of Reggae/Dubshot Records/Brand New Machine imprint.

Yaksta Carvanie performed the song at the recent coronation of the Miss Universe Jamaica East pageant.

“The love for this masterpiece is overwhelming. Folks worldwide have been using it as an anthem for the last few months and it is still getting bigger day by day. Feedback on social media has also been overwhelming,” he said.

Yaksta Carvani (given name Kemaul Martin) said while growing up he experienced hardships and financial problems. Music was his escape route where he found solace. After working in the hospitality sector, he left it to pursue his passion.

He made his musical debut in 2016 with Surely Hold Me Back.

“My musical journey has had its ups and downs, sometimes I feel like giving up. But memories of the hard work that has been put into place for glory just keeps fuelling the empty tank that is filled with doubts. But it's a journey filled with life experiences that is not worth forfeiting at this moment. It's a collage of wisdom,” Yaksta Carvanie added.

His other songs include Home, Moment In Time and Struggler.

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