Queen Makedah

 
 

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King Queen Riddim (Mutual Respect)

by Queen Makedah

Released 2016
Released 2016
‘King Queen Riddm’ fuses the best of a soulful R&B love song with a heated reggae slow jam, melding Makedah’s golden voice atop the hard edged grit of Toussaint’s Temptations-style soul - a hit for reggae and r&b lovers alike!
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From Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack’s ‘The Closer I get to You,’ to Teena Marie and Rick James’ ‘Fire and Desire,’ good old fashioned R&B love songs have warmed our hearts for years and have given us some of the most famous music of all time. How about bringing that talent and passion to reggae music?

Queen Makedah’s new duet feat. Toussaint the Liberator, does just that. The track ‘King Queen Riddm’ (…
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Blessed (Lonely Girl Riddim)

by Queen Makedah

Released 2014
Oriyah Music
Released 2014
Oriyah Music
'Blessed' is a highly inspirational reggae tune that delivers the best in Queen Makedah's soothing vocal leads and sweet harmonies, over the pulsating bass driven groove of 'Lonely Girl Riddim.'
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'Blessed' is from the upcoming 'Peace Process Album' (Spring 2015), and is Queen Makedah's first track with Dubgroove. The track features Herb Daly on bass, Bruce Benjamin on drums, Mike Mongiello on guitar, Rusty Zinn on guitar, John Nevin on piano/organ, Franklyn "Bubbler" Waul on keys, Clive Hunt percussion, mixed by Michael Williamson and Clive Hunt at The Mixing Lab. Vocals recorded and produced by David Sovereign at Studio J by the Bay (Oakland) and …
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Suspicious (Unlimited Love Riddim)

by Queen Makedah

Released 2014
Oriyah Music
Released 2014
Oriyah Music
'Suspicious' brings a potent contemporary reggae sound, blending Queen Makedah's compelling r&b vocals and conscious lyrics with a serious roots reggae riddim. From the upcoming album 'Peace Process' (Oriyah Music/Spring 2015).
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The track ‘Suspicious’ tells of the tragic events surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin and is dedicated to victims of racial profiling, police brutality and gun violence. The strong lyrics of the song center around the ominous and paradoxical 911 phone calls made by both the shooter George Zimmerman and the victim’s girlfriend, Rachel Jeantel.

‘Suspicious’ is a follow up to ‘I Am Shem’ (Discipline Riddim/I-Grade Music/Zion I/Lustre Kings), and is …
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I Am Shem (Discipline Riddim)

by Queen Makedah

Released 2013
Oriyah Music
Released 2013
Oriyah Music
Queen Makedah delivers a unique package of some of the most healing and inspirational music around, melding rich velvet-soul vocals, spiced with delicious flavors of Soul, Jazz, R&B and Middle Eastern music, over muscular Roots Reggae Rhythms.
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With her new single ‘I Am Shem’ Queen Makedah begins a new chapter of her musical journey in roots and culture music. The ‘I Am Shem’ single is her first collaborative work with the roots production family of Zion I Kings, producers ‘Tippy I’ of I-Grade Records (Midnite), Andrew ‘Moon’ Bain of Lustre Kings (Lutan Fyah) and “Jah D” Goldfine from Zion High Production. The track features Queen Makedah’s signature velvety vocals on lead …
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Bless Africa

by Queen Makedah

Released 2009
Oriyah Music
Released 2009
Oriyah Music
Queen Makedah delivers a unique package of some of the most healing and inspirational music around, melding rich velvet-soul vocals, spiced with delicious flavors of Soul, Jazz, R&B and Middle Eastern music, over muscular Roots Reggae Rhythms.
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"Bless Africa - Wicked x 10. All in all great riddims, great singing, great mixing. High quality roots reggae and reggae mix with soul and r&b. Respect!” - Dr. Reggae, Irielion Reggae sites

Spiritual Healing

by Queen Makedah

Released 2009
Oriyah Music
Released 2009
Oriyah Music
'Blending reggae with R&B gorgeous lush vocals, Queen Makedah will take you on a vocally adorned journey to the very root of your soul. You'll love the uplifting lyrics that border on socio-political issues tender to all our hearts.' Smother.net
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"Queen Makedah melds a sultry R&B edge with a rootsy reggae foundation. Her smoky voice and crossover appeal remind me quite a bit of Diana King. With reggae being as popular in the USA as it's ever been, it seems there's perhaps never been a better time for such a style to succeed. The single 'Lift You Up' is certainly a step in the right direction. This effervescent, life-affirming roots tune has the feel …
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The Awakening

by Queen Makedah

Released 2000
Oriyah Music
Released 2000
Oriyah Music
'The debut album of Queen Makedah, 'The Awakening,' is a collection of reggae tunes with r&b and world beat influences, featuring two duets with reggae legend Ras Michael...' Teacher T, Reggae-Vibes.com
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'The debut album of Queen Makedah, 'The Awakening' is a collection of songs ranging from reggae, world-beat, r&b to pop music. However, it's not a cross-over album, since the influence of reggae riddims and themes is present all over. With her excellent vocal outing she is capable of performing every song in a very distinctive style.

On the album you'll find two duets with reggae legend Ras Michael. First there's Love is a Universal …
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