Jamaican News & Announcements
Police Officer and Caribbean Writer Malachi Smith and His Brother Taurus Alphanso New Albums/CDs Release Party September 6th, 2008Published Aug 11, 2008
Jamaican born dub-poet and Miami-Dade police officer Malachi (Malachi Smith) and his brother Taurus Alphanson (Neville Anderson) will launch their new albums Luv Dub Fever and Survivor on Saturday, September 6, 2008, 10 pm at Marcia’s Café, 3750 North State Road 7 (441) in Lauderdale Lakes.
The event sponsored by Jamaica National Building Society (JNBS) will also feature special guest performers Sharon Forrester and Winston Dias. The acts will be backed by the No Apology Band. M.C. is John T of WAVS 1170 AM Radio. Admission is $15.00.
Survivor is Taurus Alphanso’s second album. It features 13 tracks arranged by legendary Jamaican musicians and producers KarL Pitterson and Eugene Gray with mixing by Hugh Palmer and Paul Virgo. Taurus debut album Strong Gifted and Black received strong air play on Caribbean radio in South Florida and established Taurus as one of the leading song writers and recording artist living in the area. His first recording was Jesus is A Soul Man.
After relocating to Kingston, Jamaica, he formed the Mellow Tones group which enjoyed some success on the European market with the singles Bed of Roses and Living Together. He migrated to the US in 1986 and acquired the stage name Taurus Alphanso at a talent show. His other recordings includes Sheryl My Love, Freedom, Confusion and This Love is Real.
Luv Dub Fever is a compilation of 12 specially selected poems. The CD features vocals by Sharon Forrester, Ettosi, Cindy, Cassandra, Winston Dias, Taurus Alphanso, Splity Atombo and Major Conrod. Musicians are Dean Fraser, first track, Karl Pitterson, Mikey Fanus and Splitty Atombo. Marlon Smith, Malachi’s son is the production engineer for the project. The liner notes fro the CD was written by Professor Mervyn Morris of the University of the West Indies (UWI). He stated that this is “Malachi’s best work to date.”
Luv Dub Fever is Malachi’s fourth album. Malachi has a MSCJ from Florida International University (FIU). As a James Mitchener fellow at the University of Miami, Malachi studied poetry under Lorna Goodison and playwriting under Fred D’Aguiar. He has won many awards for his poetry. Malachi is also a Miami-Dade County Police Officer (Field Training Officer). He works out of the Northside Station. Malachi is also a former Jamaican police officer.
Both CDs are being distributed by CD Baby and are available for downloads on Apple - itunes and DigStation.com.