Country of origin:
Type of music generally:
Funny, reggae-tinged pop
Most recent release, Celestial Folk Music (2012)
Not sure anyone else is doing music like this.
Her press calls this roots reggae, but the sound is much softer than I'm used to reggae being, almost like a very relaxed soft-pop with driving reggae beats—an intriguing combination. Lovely lively, high vocals. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Black Turtle Island is the only one we've heard
2003—Milky Way Records
See website for availability
Tchiya Amet Vela—lead vocals, backing vocals, keys/organs on 3 tracks
J.J. "BMX" Richards—lead vocals on 1 track, bass on 2 tracks
Mario H. Vela and Tchiya Amet Vela
This is an unusual album. Very upbeat, relaxed and yet the reggae beats still give it a driving energy. Amet's vocals are lovely and catchy. (email@example.com)
Thanks to Sophia Gurley for work on this entry
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