Roots revival artiste Keznamdi is basking in the attention after the successful launch of his debut EP Bridging The Gap. The EP, which was launched on June 19 at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, signals the artiste's arrival on the Jamaican music scene.
"All the people who keep supporting good music just keep doing it because it's a blessing. It was a good show, as all my family came out and gave support," commented Keznamdi.
Keznamdi partnered with his sister Kelissa for the launch, which also saw the premiere of the Gideon video - a collaboration between the two. The launch also saw participation from the McDonald Family with Kamilla being the MC and Father Chakula speaking and performing alongside the likes of other young reggae revivalists, Chronixx, Dre Island, Kabaka Pyramid and Jah9.
With the successful launch of his EP, Keznamdi is now focused on promoting his music and has a number of activities planned for the rest of the year in Jamaica, the Caribbean and North America.
"We are focused on promoting the Bridging The Gap EP so we will be doing promotional tours on the west coast of America, specifically in cities such as San Diego and San Francisco. We are also looking at getting our music and videos more established in the Caribbean and South America. For Jamaica, we will be doing some special live performances around the island to further cement the music on the reggae landscape," Keznamdi said.
Keznamdi will do a series of small shows in Kingston to further expose his talent to the masses. Currently, there are plans to have shows at the Village Blues Café and Redbones Blues Bar.
The artiste revealed that the next stage of the promotion will focus on the release of the video for his single I Don't Wanna, which was shot recently by Asha of Fareye Films and is being edited. Keznamdi says he also plans to shoot My Love for You - his collaboration with Chronixx also featured on the EP in September.