NiyoRah

NiyoRah

BandR&BReggae

Feel Your Presence was recorded in Jamaica with Andrew Bassie Campbell and recorded at Tuff Gong. It symbolizes the expression of many diverse frequencies. This work is meant to serve... serve the people, serve creation. It's something that speaks the truth."

Biography

At age 18, NiyoRah decided to pursue a career in reggae music. “Reggae had one of the greatest influences on my life. It’s the type of music I cling to for some mystical reason,” he says. “The most high guided me more than me myself.” He took on the name NiyoRah - a combination of his nickname growing up and out of respect for the omnipotent power of the sun. Music was a natural career choice because of his musically gifted family. His grandfather is an award-winning vocalist who sings Negro spirituals and gospel, while his aunt, Ophelia Olivacce Marie, is an international French-speaking artist heralded as “Dominica’s Songbird” for her style of cadence and calypso.
In 1998, he was introduced by local reggae radio personality Ras Manny to Black Juice Records, a Virgin Islands-based recording company. He joined with six other reggae artists under the company to co-found Star Lion Family. His voice can be heard on Star Lion Family’s EP Brighter Days released in November 2003. NiyoRah’s songs delve into a wide range of issues, including cultural living, love for nature, strengthening of all peoples, especially Africans, and spiritual growth.
In concert, NiyoRah has performed in front of thousands, sharing the same stage with artists such as Sizzla, Capleton, Junior Reid, Buju Banton, Bunny Wailer, Glen Washington, Eve of Rough Riders, Midnite Band, Dezarie and Junior Kelly. This past summer of 2007, NiyoRah performed at Sierra Nevada World Music Festival. He is touring consistently.
NiyoRah’s debut solo album – A Different Age - was released in May 2005 on I Grade Records to much critical acclaim and praises. His sophmore album - Purification Session - is now available...check out www.viroots.com! For product information, booking information, or for interviews or dubplate requests, contact: Ras Al Turner with Ambassa Inc. at ambassa777@yahoo.com 505.757.3574
Sound samples can be found online at www.igraderecords.com, www.viroots.com, www.myspace.com/igraderecords.com, www.myspace.com/niyorah, and www.myspace.com/viroots. Additional contact: info@igraderecords.com or 646.226.1738

Discography

Feel Your Presence 2010
Stolen Scrolls Mixtape, 2007
Purification Session, 2006
Red Razor, Riddim Segment CD (Various Artists)
New Day, Riddim Segment CD (Various Artists)
A Different Age
Brighter Days by Star Lion Family