With rapid fire, Chatta conveys hype optimism to awakened minds, and awakens the minds of the sleepy. From her smooth meek flow, to her rapid lyrical tongue, Chatta's style grants her listeners with neurological enlightenment to straight meditation. Relax, and tune into the Speed of Consciousness.
B I O G R A P H Y
“Repudiate from Selling your Body, Exhibit your Mind and Ingenuity” ... Chatta
CHATTA MAKES TOP A TOPS
* Chatta released her EP Album, The Speed of Consciousness in 2004, which went number one on Roots I Radio in Kingston Jamaica hosted by Ras Amuni.
* WINNER of the 2005 Best Dancehall Female Artist featured at the Toronto International Reggae Music Awards.
* WINNER of the 2007 Canadian Reggae Star Competition, in which a recording deal was launched with Big Yard Records, owned by Shaggy.
* WINNER for the 2007 Best Dancehall Female Artist at the 2008 21st Annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards.
* WINNER of the 2008 Top Dancehall Female Artist at the Second Annual Canadian Reggae Achievement Awards.
FROM BABY CHATTA TO CHATTA
The Introduction to Chatta
* Once known as “Baby Chatta” and later sprouting to a vocally stronger and wiser Chatta, Chatta entered her musical realm since the age of fourteen. The name Chatta has derived partially from the name CHAT, as a result of her up-tempo lyrical tongue, therefore being referred as The Speed of Consciousness. Such style was influenced by her elder brother Mark, followed by Lieutenant Stitchie, Capleton, and Beenie Man. Chatta was born of a Jamaican milieu consisting of the St. Andrew and Westmoreland district. Chatta’s ultimate goal is to distribute her product and message on a level whereby the female body is not negatively portrayed, as to stand firm to the exclusion of lyrical vulgarity. For such theme need not be a basis for the appreciation, development, and triumph of her composition, as she reveals; “Repudiate from Selling Your Body, Exhibit your Mind and Ingenuity”.
WHERE IS CHATTA? … WHERE IS CHATTA?
* MEDIA APPEARANCES - The Speed of Consciousness made numerous appearances on Much Music to promote the annual Honey Jam hosted by Michee Mee. In 2006, Chatta appeared on Montreal’s Rase TV for the Canadian Reggae Star Competition. In 2007 Chatta swept the finals of the Canadian Reggae Star Competition, and walked away as the final winner.
* PRINT MEDIA APPEARANCES - The Toronto Star, the Toronto Sun, Share Newspaper, The Eye Magazine, Access Magazine, Honey Jam Magazine, The Jamaican Gleaner, and Toronto’s own Reggae Xclusive magazine.
* RADIO AND TELEVISION APPEARANCES - City TV, BBC Radio, CKLN 88.1, CIUT 89.5, CHRY 105.5, CHIN radio, Irie FM, Montreal’s “In The Zone”, and much of Jamaica’s vitalizing and compelling radio stations.
* LIVE APPEARANCES - The University of the West Indies in Kingston Jamaica, Club Margarita Ville in Ocho Rios Jamaica, The Bog Bop, Opera House, York University, The Lions Den, The Bamboo, Concert Hall, The Rivoli, Affairs Banquet Hall, Thymless, Andy’s Poolhall, LuLa Lounge, The Big Sexy, The Toronto International Reggae Awards, Rootsbanna, The Annual Jamaica Independence Day Celebration, The Montreal International Reggae Music Festival, Montreal International Reggae Star Competition, Quebec Reggae Bash, The Annual Canadian Reggae Music Awards, and much more.
* To coincide with Chatta’s Music, Chatta holds a Degree from York University in Anthropology and Mass Communications. Chatta is currently studying to become a Doctor of Natural Medicine. Chatta believes it is her duty to feed the masses with the knowledge attained in her personal life studies, and intertwine and make it available through her music, “I am a healing Instrument of the Most High”.
WHAT A GWAN FI CHATTA?
Current Goals and Projects
* Already climbing the charts, Chatta recently released her single Complain Not on January 7th 2007. It went number one on the Canadian radio waves; specifically in February and March on the CKLN International chart for 2007, and will be included in her early 2009 full album release, Psalm 100.
* Mission Statement was released in March 2008.
* Wash E Wash E was released in June 2008.
* Chatta will travel to the United States to many of the industry hot spots, such as; Los Angeles California, New York City, and much more, to display live performances, radio interviews, club appearances, and magazine highlights.
* Official www.chatta.ca website to be launched in November 2008.
* Chatta currently works her Psalm 100 Album (early 2009 full album release), in which tracks will be recorded at some of Jamaica and Toronto’s dynamic studios. Furthermore, with the truth and power of her underlying messages, Chatta’s mission will result in “Adding a New Dimension to Reggae Music” through “The Speed of Consciousness”, so we as a people could live in harmony and musically ever after.
UNITED STATES CONTACT:
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YOUTUBE VIDEO LINKS:
• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r79AzsRY2sY – Honey Jam Promo 1999
1. “The Speed of Consciousness” EP, was released in JULY 2004.
- “Bun Dung” (Genre: Nyahbinghi. Placed #1 in Kingston Jamaica - Ras Amuni's Showcase).
- “The Speed of Consciousness” (Feature Song. Song title developed into Chatta’s slogan).
- “My Flow in Toronto” (Genre: Dancehall Reggae).
- “The Burning Truth” (Genre: Dancehall Reggae).
2. “Complain Not”: Released on JANUARY 7th 2007 (Placed #1 on Toronto Airwaves).
3. “Mission Statement”: Released in MARCH 2008.
4. “Mission”: Collaboration featuring EVER G, Released in MAY 2008.
5. “Wash E Wash E”: Released in JUNE 2008.
UP AND COMING:
1. “Psalm 100” Debut Album: To be released in the fall of 2009.
2. "Women of Reggae” CD: 2009 Track to be released with www.DBtribute.org.
Typical Set List would be 15 to 45 minutes. Or, 2 sets with 2 CDs worth of material. Or, according to the request of the promoter.
Example of a 15 minute set;
1 - A Capella for about 2 minutes
2 - Mission Statement (Slow Tempo Song), 3 min
3 - Wash E Wash E (Fast Tempo Dancehall), 3 min
4 - A Capella + Talk to Audience, 4 min
5 - Complain Not (Medium Tempo Song), 3 min