Damian Marvin Walters was born in Trinidad and Tobago. He is better known as Jah Bami meaning ‘Jah Take Me’, a multitalented entertainer, vocalist and song writer making conscious music that teaches his listeners while giving them a sound to move to. His musical style embodies a mix between reggae and soca pulling influence from hip-hop and R&B. Jah Bami’s unique sound and personality has taken him around the world and back as a host, producer and director for Viacom’s, MTV Caribbean network TEMPO. Weekly Jah Bami introduced trail blazers in the music and entertainment industries throughout the Caribbean into more than 5 million homes around the world, making him one of the most recognizable faces in the Caribbean today. within the past years JahBami is touring the world with the collective Suns of Dub long side Addis Pablo and Ras Jammy.

His musical background began early on in life at the age of 6, with his mothers push as the lead choirboy in his family’s church. He grew up listening to entertainers such as Anita Baker, Cameo and Prince and was inspired by their sound and ability to influence people with their music. As a youth he recalls watching his father DJ at clubs in Trinidad and seeing him perform on the microphone, ignited Jah Bami’s desire to move a crowd. The steelpan played a major role in his musical upbringing, since he also witnessed his father’s steelpan group tour Trinidad from a young age. In his teens he gained major recognition for his amazing talents on the steelpan, teaching himself how to play difficult songs by ear. However, trained to play and write music he mastered instruments including the guitar, piano, and drums, which helped him organize full orchestra ensembles later on in life.

At age of 17 he earned himself a music scholarship at the University of the West Indies where he captained his school (St. Augustine Snr Comp) to become School Panorama Champions. Following his championship win at school, Jah Bami moved on to play the steelpan with the World Champion band, “Exodus Steel Orchestra” for eight years. Jah Bami spent most of his adult-hood living between New York and Trinidad visiting his father, who moved to the States when he was younger. In 2000 he made his official move to New York, making Brooklyn his home. During his time in New York he began to embrace ‘Rastafari’ and an international Music Label “Thello Entertainment’ recognized his unique sound and performance style.

             

Thello Entertainment quickly invited him to join them on a yearlong Japanese tour alongside other reggae artists including Wayne Wonder and Ky-Mani Marley. It was during his time in Japan that his welcome embraced by the Japanese spawned a style they deemed ‘Mutant Chant’ for his evolving sound that embodied styles that were conscious and uplifting. His Japanese fans supported his vision and ability to sound, birthed his name Jah Bami. Within the past years, Jah Bami has worked as producer and director for a number of television shows for the Caribbean television network Tempo. Jah Bami has also been actively spearheading several community development projects in his homeland, Trinidad and Tobago and is set to launch his foundation very soon. He continues to grow his success around the world, producing chart toping hits throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean. Jah Bami has recorded and shared the stage with industry legends including, Wu Tang Clan, Norrisman, Damian ‘Jr Gong' Marley and more.

Since 2013 Jah Bami is part of the collective ‘Suns of Dub’ (SoD) together with Melodica Artist Addis Pablo, Selector Ras Jammy and other carribean based artists. SoD released various own productions, such as the Far East LP, that was released in 2015.

              

 

JahBami recently released two new tunes 'Give me Life' and 'She loves Rasta'. Both singles were produced by Takashi and are distributed by JahBami's label 'Sebat Records', available for download on all online music stores.

JahBami is currently lead vocalist for the group 'Suns of Dub' which -amongst others- features Addis Pablo, son of late legend Augustus Pablo and selector Ras Jammy, as well as doing solo shows and passionately playing the Steel Pan, one of his home place Trinidads national instruments.

 

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Jah Bami - Give me life

 

Jah Bami - She love Rasta