Runs in the Family

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first_imgFamily artistry can be transmitted genetically, some believe; just ask JD Donzo and his kinfolk Switch Kabbah. It is rare to see Liberian families with music as the common denominator still having time for family reunions and dinners. One family does that, proving that music runs in their blood, naturally.Meet Alvin Akoi Kabbah, also known as Switch, JD Donzo’s cousin. He came into the music scene more than a decade ago, the boom-bap in the background while Donzo ‘kick it.’ Today, he sings and raps alongside his brethren; the two have become a notable pair in the USA.Since Donzo left Liberia for the Liberian Music Awards in 2014, the two ‘brothers’ have done hundreds of shows, performed at functions and concerts all under the name of brotherly love.“My mom and dad were musically involved, my father being on the reggae music scene in Liberia,” said Switch Kabbah. Switch is known for hits like “Shake it for me” featuring Donzo, “My mother” featuring Eazy and Zig Zag and “Togar Cogar” a song that plays at every wedding reception and function across the Liberian community in America.Meanwhile, Switch is expected in Liberia next week to get a taste of what he’s been missing since he left here over 15 years ago. He also wants to establish the same foundation Donzo instituted before going abroad.“It’s better to go back where you started from and also to re-carve with all the artists and to create something great beyond expectations, something that will inspire other artists around the world. I love music; I respect music and fear it as well. I don’t sing just for the joy of it, but because it makes a difference and changes lives for other people who are going through something,” he added.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

We Are Marching

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first_imgAway from the figures that pile so highInto a zone of comfort for a short seasonShaking off the dust we accumulated thenNot remembering too our eyelid are shadedHasting into the tomorrow still in the pastWe Are Marching……….As fleeting scenes from a melee of timeThe cries echoes from mouths of unbornResonates how warm and even cold we areDeeds of selfless generosity breaks barriersFeeds into the corners of where morsel lacksWe Are Marching………..Build of a happy statute to embrace all kindSettled by no accident rather a divine meansFlowered as roses lillies habiscus and irisesJust to add lusters of glittery beads to the skyCome off the wall join hands to sparkly smilesWe Are Marching…………Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more