World Music Wednesday: Jah9
From: Falmouth, Jamaica
Sounds Like: Jazzy and (extra) funky Dub
Part poet and part protest singer, all wrapped up in one beautiful dub voice. Jamaica’s Jah9, real name Janine Cunningham, spices up her interpretation of dub music with elements of funk, jazz, and American pop. She reminds me of Janelle Monáe in the sense that she’s a traditionalist who isn’t afraid to push the boundaries of her genre.