In my first post about Jah9, I mentioned that she calls her style of music “Jazz on Dub”, and there is no better illustration of it than this track. Channeling her inner Ella Fitzgerald, Jah9 takes the listener with her on a eurphoric journey in this track called “Taken Up”. This track is from her 2013 album “New Name”, but I much prefer this beautiful acoustic version.
Also, in case anyone was wondering about my choice for the feature image of this blog entry, I learned recently that Jah9 is also a yoga instructor! She is quite dedicated to her practice, and has been using dub music to introduce under privileged Jamaican youths to the benefits of yoga and meditation. Is there anything this woman can’t do? Fantastic!