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18 October 2013

St. Kitts & Nevis

Masud Sadiki has been described as “the most influential reggae artist coming out of the twin Island paradise of St. Kitts & Nevis”.

Born in St. Kitts in 1974 as Kevin Donovan, Masud began performing publicly at high school concerts, where he immediately stood out from his peers. Masud quickly gained attention at local gigs & winning local talent shows. This led to sharing the stage with the likes of Buju Banton, Luciano, Dennis Brown, Morgan Heritage, Beres Hammond, Wyclef Jean, Culture, Lucky Dube, Gregory Isaacs, Junior Kelly, Everton Blender, & many other reggae stars.

Masud was a recording artist, writer, & dynamic performer. For four years he was lead vocalist of Caribbean Roots (the house band for Four Seasons Resort, Nevis). He resigned from his lead vocalist role with the Caribbean Roots Band to direct his full attention to his solo career. His mission was always to bring uplifting songs with a steadfast message of universal peace & love to his listeners.

With an exciting blend of roots reggae, ska, a touch of dancehall, a dash of African rhythms, & a sprinkling of other Caribbean musical flavors, he managed to keep his music lively & fun, with catchy melodies & brilliantly crafted music, while still delivering socially conscious lyrics.

He performed with the tight eight piece band Kala-Bash from St Kitts. His superb vocal skills & musical creativity are evident on his two independently released albums: Blast Off from 2001 & Sun Down 2 Sun Up from 2003. I am showcasing his initial Blast Off here.

Masud, an ever-popular entertainer, died May 21, 2012 at the age of 37. The local Old Road/Verchilds native was found hanging from a tree in the Old Road Town area of Saint Thomas Middle Island parish, dead from an apparent suicide. This was a shocking blow to those who knew him to be full of life, extremely positive, & cheerful. It has been rumored that Masud suffered from an extended bout of depression, a side of him that most of his loving fans never saw.

Masud Sadiki – Blast Off, self-released, 2001.
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Tracklist –

Love for Mama
I Wonder How
Got to Give Him
Hunting Ourselves
Get Up & Move
More Reggae
Can’t Run
Wicked a Go Dung
I Try
Show Me the Light
‘bout War
Community We Building
‘bout War (remix)


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