Reggae artiste Jahbar-I is in high spirits as the yuletide season approaches. The 24-year-old singjay has had a very productive year so far, and he plans to close out 2019 in fine style.
Throughout the year, Jahbar-I was busy on the road promoting his 2018 debut album, titled Jahbar-I Deyah.
During the summer months of July and August, he toured Europe alongside seasoned reggae campaigner Junior Kelly.
Performing as the opening act for Kelly, Jabar-I performed on several major reggae festivals on the continent, including the Overjam Festival in Slovenia, the Regalowisko Festival in Poland, the Reggae Jam Festival in Germany and the Sziget Festival in Hungary.
“It’s good to tour abroad and expose my music internationally.”— Jahbar-I
“I’ve had a great year this year. In the summer, I went on tour with Junior Kelly. We performed at some of the biggest reggae festivals in Europe. It was a great experience, and I learned a lot on the road,” said Jahbar-I.
In October he returned to Europe with Junior Kelly for the second leg of the tour.
“The second leg of the tour was also very good, it was a club tour. We went all over Europe, we did shows in Holland, Italy, Spain, Germany and a couple other countries,” he said.
Now that he’s back in Jamaica, Jahbar-I is eager to perform for his local fans, and they will get a chance to see him soon as he is booked to perform on several upcoming events, including Ghetto Splash, the Portmore Music Fest and the Tarrus Riley and Friends concert.
“It’s good to tour abroad and expose my music internationally, but I cannot leave out my fans at home. I am very excited about performing on these upcoming Christmas Holiday events,” he said.