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SEED

by YAYA YAOVI

The Great African Reggae Music, recorded and mixed in the famous TUFF GONG STUDIO Jamaica with Errol Brown and the best reggae musicians. Now YY is a worker in AFRICA where he set up his new Band and build the foundation for his musical work. Love YY
Genre: World: Reggae
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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The album SEED is a must in the matter of reggae as much for the spiritual side as the musical one. SEED is a bridge linking Africa to Jamaica. Produced by Aston Barrett (famous Bob Marley's bass), mixed by Errol Brown (famous Ziggy Marley's sound engineer), recorded in the legendary TUFF GONG Studio and played by all the best reggae musicians in Jamaica, Aston Barrett, Sly Dunbar, Leroy 'horsmouth' Wallace, Earl 'china' Smith, Earl 'wire' Lindo, Rita Marley, Dean Fraser … all supported YY their brother Rastaman who has come from Africa. YY is the symbol of Africa movement, from the root to the root, bringing his musical creation for all the people with the vision of freedom, unity and higher future for all.

SEED :
Lead vocal, percussions : Yaya Yaovi

Bass guitar, keyboards : Aston 'Familyman' Barrett
Bass guitar : Christopher Meredith

Drums, percussions : Sly Dunbar
Drums, percussions : Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace

Guitar, keyboards : Earl 'China' Smith

Guitar : Owen 'Dreadie' Reid
Saxophone : Dean Fraser
Piano : Llyod 'Obeah' Denton
Percussions : Uziah 'Sticky'Thompson
DJ style : 'Princess S' Syndia Lorraine Guarriegues
Background vocals : Sharon Forester, Audrey Hall, 'Twiggy', Pam Hall, Nadine Sutherland, Estère, Princess Erika

Recorded at Tuff Gong Recording Studio Kingston Jamaica
Engineered and mixed by : Errol Brown and Michael 'Finger' Stewart

YY STORY :
It is from Africa that Yaya Yaovi AZ conveys a story of music and culture.
From there he draws a message of fraternity.
In 1971, YY decided to discover the world, he hit the road and alone he crosses the Sahara desert in order to rejoin Europe. He arrived in France where he studied law at La Sorbonne University. He obtained his diploma in law from this University while working at the same time in various companies. After his studies he was confronted with a question : How to bring a little justice and truth to this system. The profession of lawyer and the tools available to them are too limited.
So YY began the music : Reggae was the obvious choice to cry against injustice done to the richest or the poorest.

YY made his first band. YAYA AND THINK.
In 1980 a first LP was released : RELEASE TIME.
It was welcomed in France as in Africa as a new inspiration in Jamaican music.
It was N°1 in the charts in Africa and in the West Indies.

STOP THAT TRAIN : The second album was recorded at Kingston Jamaica, in the most well known of studios, TUFF GONG, Bob Marley's Studio. The great album : STOP THAT TRAIN, recorded with the best reggae musicians in Jamaica, supported by Rita Marley and the Light of Love as backing vocals. This album touches men to the very depths of their soul. A memorable tour in Europe and in Africa. The 'Hall of Art' in Cotonou still remembers it, they had never seen the likes of such a thing in the country !

That's what said the news paper 'ROOTS' :
'Reggae in the grand tradition. Yaya AZ, the Rastaman sings the struggle, hope and love between nations. It rolls well, it is very sober, smart, roots and rock. On the percussions Harry T, Jimmy Cliff's percussionist and Alvin Haughton, Rita Marley's man of whom we must note the participation as well as that of the chorus of Light of Love. It's very Roots, Africa is present everywhere with its warmth and its colours.'

Then YY allowed himself 7 years of meditation, each member of the group continued the music solo with success, like Jocelyn Berouard in 'Kassav'. YY set up a freight company in Paris but very quickly his vision of the black diaspora, the defense of the oppressed and his roots made his music indispensable to him.

SEED : It is with lots of maturity, experiences and talent that YY comes back with the album SEED.
SEED is a must in the matter of reggae as much for the spiritual side as the musical one. SEED is a bridge linking Africa to Jamaica. Produced by Aston Barrett (famous Bob Marley's bass), mixed by Errol Brown (famous Ziggy Marley's sound engineer), recorded in TUFF GONG Studio Jamaica with legendaries reggae musicians, all the best meet together. All give their best because they are welcoming their brother Rastaman, who has come from Africa. And for the legendaries jamaican musicians, it is an important event.

Now YY is one of the only to came back to the roots, Africa where he set up his new band YY FORCE. They play on stage, they have a big live show, they play with 2 drums !!! Roots Rock Reggae and they work on the next album. YY also work on the building of YY BASE, a base for music, art and culture in Calavi Benin.
YY is the symbol of Africa movement, from the root to the root, bringing his musical creation for all the people with the vision of freedom, unity and higher future for all.

SEED :
Lead vocal, percussions : Yaya Yaovi

Bass guitar, keyboards : Aston 'Familyman' Barrett
Bass guitar : Christopher Meredith

Drums, percussions : Sly Dunbar
Drums, percussions : Leroy 'Horsemouth' Wallace

Guitar, keyboards : Earl 'China' Smith

Guitar : Owen 'Dreadie' Reid
Saxophone : Dean Fraser
Piano : Llyod 'Obeah' Denton
Percussions : Uziah 'Sticky'Thompson
DJ style : 'Princess S' Syndia Lorraine Guarriegues
Background vocals : Sharon Forester, Audrey Hall, 'Twiggy', Pam Hall, Nadine Sutherland, Estère, Princess Erika
Recorded at Tuff Gong Recording Studio Kingston Jamaica
Engineered and mixed by : Errol Brown and Michael 'Finger' Stewart
At Tuff Gong Marcus Garvey Drive Kingston Jamaica.



STOP THAT TRAIN :
Lead vocal, backing vocal : Yaya AZ
Fender bass : Joseph F 'Dr bass' Jouanel
Drums : Al Chonville
Guitar and percussions : Aston 'Familyman' Barrett
Keyboards : Earl 'Wya' Lindo
Keyboards : Senior Jeannet
Lead guitar : Gormos Abdereman
Percussions : Alvin Haughton (courtisy of Rita Marley Music)
Percussions : Harry T.
Sax : Dean Fraser
Trumpet : David Madden, Frank Airol
Trombone : Everold Gayle
Backing vocals : Rita Marley, Marcia Griffiths, Loyd Charmer, Light of Love : Anicia Banks, Joy Tulloch, Sharon Tucker

Recorded at Tuff Gong Recording Studio
56 Hope Road Kingston, Jamaica.
Recording engineers : Errol Brown, Phillip Ziadie, Noel Hearne
Mixed at Tuff Gong by Yaya Az and Think and The E.T. Errol Thompson.
Produced by Yaya Az & Think for Aziza KMI
Cover concept : Rosa AZ
Cover design & graphics : F. Voisin "Wicked and Wild"

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