Friday, August 22, 2008
Chinna's Celebration Broadcasted Live
People will gather from countries all around the world like Spain, Italy, and America as well as locally to celebrate with Jamaican master guitarist Earl "Chinna" Smith.Many come to pay their respects as they perform in his back yard amongst his community. The live broadcast was sponsored and produced by Second Nature and was directed by Adrian Allen of Steadyimage.net a well respected and well known Multimedia Production Company out of Fort Lauderdale Florida, operated by young talented home bred Jamaicans. When Steady Image saw an opportunity to record history they immediately jumped on it and launched this video on Realvibez.tv, where it was broadcasted to the world. Some of the artistes who performed in the three day celebration that spanned from Monday August 11 to Wednesday August 13 were Dela Manley, The Congos, Royal Kings, The Mighty Diamonds, Sabrina, Kai, Abdel, Racate band and has recorded many reggae artists. He played with Bob Marley and s Michael and Viceroys and Friends.Chinna Smith is well known for his work with the Soul SyndiThe Wailers for the One Love Peace Concert and has most recently recorded and toured with Ziggy Marley and The Melody Makers. Chinna has however brought his touring to a halt and opted to work with the musical youth of his community. In 1986 Smith appeared as a member of Ernest Reed's (Jimmy Cliff) back-up band in the reggae-themed comedy Club Paradise. He recently recorded a full acoustic album for the French label Makasound. The album is entitled Earl Chinna Smith and I-Drens and was released in the Inna de Yard collection of Music.