Kapa Shanti buzzes with Go Go Wine
Kapa Shanti buzzes with 'Go Go Wine'
New York-based reggae artiste Kapa Shanti recently released a new single called 'Go Go Wine', which has been generating a decent buzz in the Caribbean.
"The feedback has been so great in New York and the Caribbean especially, so the video is in the making," he said.
Based on the strength of the single, Kapa Shanti has landed gigs with performances set for Guyana, Canada and Sweden in April and May.
Established producers have begun to send his beats his way, and he scored a high-profile collaboration with the Wu Tang Clan. "I did a collab with Pinchers, Future Fambo, Norris Man and Cappadonna from Wu Tang. I am about to release the video, which has Pinchers and Capleton making guest appearances in it," he said.
Kapa Shanti will also be amping up the promotion of another single dubbed Love.
Growing up in Jamaica, Kapa Shanti was inspired by artistes like Bunny Wailer, Yellow Man, Bob Marley, Lionel Richie and others. He migrated to the US in the late '80s and met two very important people that same year: his first love and his best friend Populah, who is also a reggae artiste from St Mary, Jamaica
At that time, he was known as 'Black Don' and with the help of his friend, Chopper Ranks, he began to hone his musical skills. He landed his first major show at Syracuse University when he opened for Machel Montano. In the late '90s, Black Don became Kapa Shanti as he tried to differentiate his music
"The meaning of Kapa Shanti is an acronym that means "Kindly Appreciate People and Stop Hating Another Nation - That's I"," he said.