Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Artist: Donna Makeda, Album: Who Can Endure, Song: Jah Great Woman

Donna Makeda is a reggae artist originally from Guyana.  She immigrated to Canada in 1990 and by 1993, had released her first independent album.  Her background was actually in dance before she arrived in Canada.  She had started her own school in Guyana at the young age of 16 and travelled and performed throughout the country.  It wasn't until she moved to Canada that she began focusing on music.  In 1998, she released her second album entitled, Who Can Endure, and it featured this great track, Jah Great Woman.  She released a video for the song as well which helped with the single's exposure.  Donna has shared the stage with some of reggae's biggest artists like Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths and Buju Banton.  She has received numerous awards in her genre and continues to play abroad and at home.  Along with running her own music label, she produces, acts and publishes her own reggae entertainment magazine (http://www.facebook.com/pages/ReggaeXclusive-Entertainment-News/).  You can follow Donna at http://www.myspace.com/donnamakeda.  You can check out the original video for the song, Jah Great Woman, on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ss-KDUCO8wY).  The album, Who Can Endure, is a difficult find today.  At the time of this blog, ebreggae.com had 1 copy for sale for $12.99.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!  

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