The Weekly Spot: John Orpheus

07 November 2018 / by Justin Kang (author)

John Orpheus is a Trini/Pan-African poet whose musical journey has taken him from the Trinidad bush, to blues and folk festivals across Canada, and to some of the biggest rock & roll stages in the world. Born and raised in South-Central Trinidad, J.O. grew up singing in Pentecostal and Shango Baptist churches. His current musical iterations with his musical soulmate, DJ/drummer, Sarah Jane Riegler and vocalist Chaenel Mattis combines Hip-Hop swagger, the energy of Afrobeat and Dancehall charisma to create a sound built on big, catchy hooks, African rhythms and Caribbean twang.


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