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Jamallad

Cover Band from Paia, HI - Will travel up to 100 miles
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Jamallad Bio

Lucien Kouassi was born in the Ivory Coast, West Africa, where he was taught the guitar and sight reading by American folk singer, Lisa Sammet, then Peace Corps volunteer in his country.
This set him on a musical journey that began in West Africa, trailed across Europe, and finally the USA, where he acquired a degree in Music and Business at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This is why Jamallad is said to be one of the greatest beneficiaries of the Peace Corps

In his formative years Lucien studied Classical Guitar and Folk, to later cross over to Pop, Rock, Reggae. However, the west African Music Cavasha, which is the precedent to Soukous and Makossa is the undertone of Lucien's music.

At the end of the College years Lucien became known as JAMALLAD and has since been writing and performing music that explores the human condition in a distinctive style that is his own. The repertoire reflects the global culture that Jamallad has so fortunately enjoyed. He sings in various languages

s.Backed by four other musicians he packed clubs form Eastern Pennsylvania to the Jersey shore ( Long Beach Island), Through Delaware, Ocean City Maryland, Virginia Beach, and every coastal state southward to the Florida Keys ( Key West) for Spring breaks for several years before relocating to Los Angeles.

Now in Hawaii, Jamallad has teamed up with partner Chetanaa Petra Zoeller to co-write and produce a world class album titled Global Citizen which is about to come out. A must hear album.

Lucien has always understood himself as a messenger, and uses his music as a vehicle.

Jamallad's Music is conscious music

His music brings important messages across in a fun, upbeat way. His talent and inspiration allow him to communicate to a broad audience, in various musical styles; i.e.
World, Reggae, Rock, Pop, Afro Pop, and Folk.
The topics range from world peace, environmental issues, to relations( from personal to global). Some songs are just plain fun dance songs.

Goals
As an artist, I want to reach as many people around the world as possible. I want to have a positive impact with my music, provide for myself, my loved ones, and all those who are involved. I seek to educate, inform and stimulate while entertaining. Making music is as vital to me as breathing.

The Music and Us
For the longest time, artists, by enlarge have talked about a big " They ",
separating ourselves from the responsibility of it all.
We believe that the talent of music that we have gives us a great tool for
Communication .
Freedom of speech makes it possible for people in the arts, especially music,
To freely talk about any and everything. Lots has been sung about: love, sex, anger
Etc…
It is our belief that in our days, music is a great tool for unifying, raising awareness,
sharing our common Hopes, fears, aspirations, and for giving comfort. We believe in a
humanitarian purpose to the music we make.
It is a window to the soul, yours and ours. We feel blessed that the world is listening
To the voice of wisdom that comes through us. We therefore aim at making music that serves
Humankind.

How This Album Came About

In November 2005 I landed on Maui, Hawaii, full of hope.
Little did I know what I was in for. I suffered a fall that would partially paralyze
me. With this unfortunate accident came my greatest blessing, for it lead me to
Chetanaa and Tana.
The mother and her nine year old son took me into their home, and embarked
on a difficult journey with me. It was the compassion and love they had for me,
that created the magic: In order to help my spirit stay strong, Chetanaa offered to facilitate the production of this album, thus giving me a purpose. As I kept getting worse, she set everything aside,
and I became her full time occupation. ( By the way, did I mention that I was completely broke and uninsured ?)
The Neurosurgeon's prognosis was very debilitating for someone hoping for a singing career. My voice,
I was told would never be the same. It felt like a death sentence. Hence, I postponed the surgery , prioritizing the album, in the event that I would never sing again after surgery. However I could no longer postpone it when my condition became unbearable. This album is proof that I came out of surgery victorious.
It is the greatest gift of love that I have received since my birth. I am sharing this gift of a second chance with the world .
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2008
Sep
20
Celebration
Farmingdale, NY
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2008
Aug
11
Secrets
8:30 PM - 12:30 AM
2008
Aug
6
BREW WORKS
Bethlehem, PA
9:30 PM - 1:30 AM
2008
Aug
6
Bethlehem Musikfest 2008
Bethlehem, PA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2008
Aug
5
Bethlehem Musikfest 2008
Bethlehem, PA
6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
2008
Aug
3
Festival
Kerhonkson, NY
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Happiness
Ode To The Land
No Woman No Cry
Bob Marley
War No More
Heaven Sees Me
Over Time
Ambush In The Night
Bob Marley
Abidjan La Belle
Afriki
Alpha Blondy
Jamallad
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Jamallad will also travel to Makawao, Haiku, Kahului, Wailuku, Kula, Kihei, Lahaina, Hana, Puunene, Pukalani, Lanai City, Kaunakakai, Kalaupapa, Kualapuu, Hoolehua.
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