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Born in in the idyllic western Jamaican town of Falmouth the daughter of a Baptist preacher, Jah9 later moved to Kingston where she grew up singing in church and youth choirs before meeting Rastafari friends at university prompted her immersion into roots reggae and dub music. Her musical career was kick-started when demos recorded with producer Sheldon Bernard were heard by legendary reggae singer Beres Hammond. Popular singles like Keep Holding On and Warning were produced soon after. Considered one of Jamaica’s most powerful female voices, and hailed by musician and producer Mickey Bennett of Grafton Studios fame, as ‘Jamaica’s best kept secret’, Jah9 released her debut album New Name in 2013 to rave reviews.