Ba’marah (formerly known as Brando McKoy) is an artist on the reggae scene who slowly but surely is making his name as a cultural artist to be reckoned with.
Bamarah’s inspiration came from his uncle Winston Watson of The Meditations. On many occasions when his uncle visited the studio to record, Bamarah accompanied him to get a taste of the studio vibes, fostering his love of music and his desire to become an artist.
Ba’marah has been winning over many admirers for his rustic, reassuring vocals and his melodious delivery, both onstage and on his recordings, coupled with the ability to tell stories that the average person can easily relate to, with positive messages from Jamaica throughout the world. His first recording came in 1996, with a song entitled “Who Is Going To Stand Up For The Black Man.” His following singles “Oh Jah”, “All She Need Is Love”, “Next Girl” “Redeemer”, and “Resistance”, are gaining popularity.
“All She Need Is Love” has especially hit a chord with women who feel that the song is speaking for them. “Redeemer” and “Resistance” shed light on social issues plaguing humanity.
Despite not making a significant breakthrough in the Jamaican music scene, Ba’marah stays determined to continue to make good music. He has high expectations for his debut album which is a work in progress. With the indomitable saxophone player and producer Dean Fraser producing the first track “Redeemer”, it has attracted the attention of many.
Ba’marah has performed on many stages across Jamaica and on various international radio and television stations. World take note, this is an artist to watch out for.