by Howard Campbell
SOUTH FLORIDA – These are powerful instances for undocumented migrants in the US. The long-running standoff between border patrol brokers on the Southern Border in Texas and other people determined to enter from Latin America, is likely one of the most divisive points within the US.
Singer Kevens feels the ache of these individuals, a lot of whom are additionally from Haiti the place he has roots. His empathy is expressed in Authorized Dreamers, his first music in two years.
“Authorized Dreamers is a name to motion for individuals to come back collectively and work in the direction of a greater future. My aim with this music is to encourage all who hear it to concentrate on therapeutic the group at massive, acquire psychological power, encourage and renew a way of oneness,” he mentioned.
His comeback music blends EDM and reggae, sounds he first experimented with in the course of the Nineteen Nineties. Actually, the dreadlocked singer is taken into account a pioneer of EDM which was the trend 10 years in the past.
Kevens was raised in Miami the place he found the music of Jamaican artists similar to Tremendous Cat, Brigadier Jerry and Yellowman in addition to Dennis Brown and Bob Marley.
Whereas residing in South Florida, he was a member of Le Coup, a band that included Marley’s brother Richard Booker on bass.
The plight of undocumented migrants is sure to be a deciding issue within the 2024 US election. Kevens will not be politics, however making an attempt to make clear what he considers an inhumane state of affairs.
“I’m very proud of the response (to Authorized Dreamers), even a bit of overwhelming at instances. After I hear from among the individuals who inform me the way it moved them to tears, I can’t assist however be grateful for that. The Almighty selected me to place this message out into the world proper now, I do know I’m blessed,” he mentioned.