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"DENISON GEORGE"


BARBADOS
Denison George is an intriguing reggae artist hailing from Grenada, who on "Sinful Citay" successfully combines creative song lyrics with a diverse range of musical styles. Although comparisons are often detrimental to an artist?s identity, it would not be out of place to mention the music of Eddy Grant, who now resides in Barbados, when reviewing this album. Indeed, similarities abound; both have a potential popular appeal due to the diversity of their reggae-influenced music which originates from Caribbean islands other than Jamaica. On Grant?s compositions, the music is composed and played by solely himself. Likewise, "Sinful Citay" is the creative fusion of a mere three individuals; Denison George, Sindey Mills and Johnny Young, the result being music that is fresh and contemporary. George?s song, "Grenada Irenada," contains the lyrics "How you doing Grenada, I hope your doing fine," and evokes nostalgic memories of Grant?s penned Seventies classic, "Hello Africa"("Well hello, hello, Af-ri-ca, how you do Africa"). Both are simple, catchy songs showcasing pan-African pride. Finally, the album is conceptual. It begins with "Under Siege," a thematic and contemporary song filled with police sirens, Dancehall vocals and chilling lyrics, and continues with the title track, "Sinful Citay," explaining "I see my brothers trying to live in the fast lane, to have their lives go down the drain." The most riveting song is "People?s Power," with a disco-influenced beat and retro-style chorus, thus it is no surprise that a sequel version closes out the album just before the final concluding song, "Shelterless." With strong social commentary, a contemporary approach and pan-Caribbean appeal, Dennison George presents a winner with this release.
- From http://www.africasounds.com


Discography

Twelve O'Clock
Sinful Citay
Grenada Will Rise Again
True Love Hurts
Coming This Fall "CROSSING"

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Over The past decade, World Beat Reggae artist, Denison George, with his unique world beat sound and captivating stage performances, has served notice from the ghetto streets of Brooklyn, New York to the international music hoods that his presence will be felt and that he is taking prisoners. This is evident by the level of success he is now enjoying from the shores of the Caribbean to the urban cities of North America, Europe and Africa. The music critics who dare to listen to this music have praised Denison Geoge for his tremendous effort, his refreshing upbeat sound, inspiring lyrics, and most significant, his willingness to be different and grounded.
The World Beat Reggae sound of Denison George started seeping into the main stream music genre with the release of his first Reggae single, " Shake Up You Natty Tonight, " when he was a teenager. A few years later, George came back with the mini album " Twelve O' clock," which enjoyed tremendous urban success on the streets of Brooklyn, New York, where he grew up.
The streets of Brooklyn not only provided George with inspiring musical themes. It was also responsible for many of the personal trials and tribulations he endured as a youth. Three months after surviving a terrible car accident in the summer of 1988, George was gunned down on a Bedford Stuyvesant street while on his way to work. Being absent from the music business for a while provided Deniosn George with the opportunity to complete a Bachelor of Science degree in Crminal Justice from John Jay College.
The album"Sinful Citay," was a true testament to he conditions with which ghetto youths like George and others find themselves struggling on a daily basis in the city. "Sinful Citay" did for Denison George's career, what " Rasta Man Vibration" did for Bob Marley. The album enjoyed immense radio airplay in the Caribbean, throughout the United States of America, Canada and the UK. The songs "Forgiveness" and "No Sell Out" for many weeks held strong on many Reggae Charts in various countries. "Sinful Citay" was co produced by Sidney Mills, the award winning Reggae, R&B and Rap producer, who is also a member of the legendary Reggae group Steel Pulse. The success of "Sinful Citay" provided Denison George and his World Beat band the opportunity to tour the Caribbean, North America and Europe where he opened concert for many international head liners. After a complete successful run of "Sinful Citay," George returned to the City University of New York where in one year, he completed a Masters Degree in Political Science and Law.
In September of 2004, his country of birth, Grenada was completely destroyed by Hurricane Ivan. His determination to help his homeland inspired him to write the biggest hit song of his career, "Grenada Will Rise Again." This song is now one of the biggest hit songs of 2005. This not for profit work has raised thousands of dollars worldwide for the purchase of school supplies, for the rural schools of Grenada, Haiti and Jamaica. This song has propelled Denison George's musical movement once again into high gear and is now paving the way for his "Crossing"
"Crossing" which is now schedule to be released this fall is evidence that Denison George has now matured into a talanted musican, great songwriter and inspiring vocalist. its soulful World Beat Reggae grooves are proff that Reggae Gold can also be home grown on the streets of B.K.N.Y. Insperation for this album flows from the hill tops of Jacmel, Haiti, the every day struggles of life on the streets of New York City, the constant never ending political conflicts in Africa's capitals and the personal ups and downs we all endure in our personal relationships. His successful fusion of Reggae and Compar music on two of the mail tracks, his wailing vocals on "Africa oh Africa" in three different languages and his strong Rock guitar riffs on "True Love Hurts: are clear indications as to where Denison George has been, and most significant, where he is heading. "Crossing," as "Sinful Citay," is solid proff that his musical style is universal,and that his sound is on the cutting edge.....
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