Shasha Marley nominated for 2 Kora Awards

Nominations include:

SHASHA MARLEY, who was just awarded the 2008 BEST MALE VOCAL PERFORMANCE and the BEST REGGAE SONG OF THE YEAR during this year’s GHANA MUSIC AWARDS, lets out his captivating voice and takes over the stage with an incredible stage show. Ingenuity and sheer prowess characterize his performances, SHASHA has recorded alongside several top artists and has won several awards to his credit. When the Hall of Fame multi Grammy Awards winner, ISSAC HAYES heard his music, he said « Wow, this brother is pure talent, me and he are going to do great things together », and sure enough, they have.

SHASHA has led 15 top Ghanaian artists in an all star musical collaboration which was produced via the sponsorship of the Johns Hopkins University as a benefit against HIV / AIDS in Africa. He is truly a musician with a heart. He has really been on a forefront of the war against HIV/ AIDS using music to break stigma as he goes from village to village touching orphans. Growing up, SHASHA was inspired by such great artists as BOB MARLEY, WINSTON RODNEY (Burning Spear), STEEL PULSE, JIMMY CLIFF, NELSON MANDELA and many others. TELL FREEDOM, which was SHASHA’S debut album, hit the charts as soon as it was released. This was followed by several other recordings which has done equally well on the African Music scene. During the first Miss Universe (GHANA) Beauty pageant show organized by Media Touch Productions and Essence International, SHASHA tore the house down with his exclusive performance. He was also invited by the Libyan leader, Muammar Al-Gadhafi to perform to all African Presidents during the last Organization of African Unity (OAU) summit, held in Tripoli in the year 2001. SHASHA MARLEY has performed to tourists and music lovers at all the entertainment spots and centers both home and abroad, but it was his debut album that ironically placed him on the African musical map. SHASHA’S stage monk-like outfit is credited to the Franciscan Friars. He finds the life of Saint Francis of Assisi very interesting. Although, the Saint was very wealthy, he lefts the comfort of his home to live with the poor and the needy in the slum, to fight for the cause of the poor.

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