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Jahnesta

Jahnesta

In November of 2003, Jahnesta’s first album came out with ten (10) hits, all loaded with powerful, inspiring messages but at the same time light and almost aerial in their tune. This was a new adventure for the group, a fresh breath long awaited by the public.
If the title “Reggae Soldiers” is sometimes attributed to the group, the CD’s title “Solda Jah” clearly symbolizes the group’s leader, Alain Moraille. It encompasses his vision and his stand. His authentic style, his contagious melodies and his universal charisma have already conceded to the group the right to affix the seal of success on their music, in a world that has become increasingly competitive.
Alain Moraille a.k.a. Jahnesta, is the catalyst of the group he has truly concretized the dream that he has ceaselessly stirred in his soul for several years. He remembers having caught the reggae virus from his uncles when he was only five years old. These relatives then teenagers made him listen to Bob Marley’s mythical “Natty Dread” on the old phonograph perched in his grandmother’s living room in Place Boyer in the town of PĂŠtion-Ville a suburb of the Haitian Capital.
While other children of his age only decorated their rooms with posters of Mickey Mousse, Spiderman and other “made in US” childhood gadgets, the walls of his bedroom were lined with Bob Marley’s pictures that he secretly cut out from the newspapers that his “older” uncles inadvertently left around. Very soon, he had memorized all the hits, and every time an opportunity came up, he asked that a LP or a cassette of the “King” be given to him as a gift.
In a kind of progressive spiral, a concatenation of events resulted in Alain’s shy strumming an old acoustic guitar when he was 17, and this gesture served him as premonitory musical stepping stone…During that same year, under the instructive guidance of Daddy Beaubrun (Bass player of the Boukman Eksperyans band), his “live” solo interpretation Of “Redemption Song” made the winner of a talent show at “CafĂŠ des Arts”, a well known entertainment place it is there that the path to Music opened up before him.

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