Disney Amyka, piecing passion and purpose together | Entertainment

She is no enigmatologist, but New York Town-dependent recording artiste Disney Amyka is piecing alongside one another a musical puzzle, which she says will generate one particular significant photo that tells a tale intended to make individuals sense very good.

The Hawthorne Foundation (previously the Margaret Chapman College), which was recognized in 1968 and has developed to serve much more than 500 young children and grownups with autism and other intellectual disabilities in New York, was so enthralled by the artiste’s willpower and passion for lights up a place soon after she done for them past 12 months that she is now signed on as an ambassador for its charity.

This, she advised The Gleaner, is only piece of the puzzle. Disney Amyka shared that her voice is central to her taking element as a dependable citizen and contributing to the entire world, as a lot of of the individuals the basis serves do not have a voice.

“It is a amazing charity organisation I have decided on to support them right after viewing the amazing operate they are performing for young children with developmental challenges, in specific autism. It’s actually vital that I deliver awareness to their operate, not that I have any own activities, but I have the responsibility of helping men and women, and owning a voice – I can help to let persons know about them,” she explained. “For me, I started singing in advance of I was talking. I applied to hear to old-school audio and gravitated to various things, and would flip matters into microphones so that I could express myself. These things are sizeable to a child’s upbringing, but there are those who exist that do not realize those come to feel-very good ordeals.”

Feel Superior is basically the title she selected for her newest single, a R&B-reggae fusion. The formal new music video was released on Oct 26.

“My one, Come to feel Very good, does just that it is created to make persons truly feel fantastic. I grew up about a great deal of solid ladies, potent folks who know how to set on a courageous face, stroll by with our head held significant and feel great, even when we confront adversity. In particular Caribbean people today you know we have this sort of an strength about us that we have, and it was the drive guiding the music. For the online video, I wanted to go someplace with the sunshine beaming and identical atmosphere, so we went to Florida,” she shared.

Christened Moniefa Amyka Grant, the singer-songwriter reported her identify was provided to her by her grandparents prior to she arrived into the earth. She was nicknamed ‘Disney’, as it was thought she would be larger than the cult classic attraction Disney Globe. She grew up in Bronx, New York, and invested a ton of time in Kingston, Jamaica, with them and her uncle, well-liked Billboard-charting producer Rohan ‘Jah Snowcone’ Fuller, where by her reggae and dancehall influences arrive from.

“I got to be a fly on the wall to so many diverse artistes who have been coming in and out of our residence, and I saw the new music remaining produced to start with-hand. I was exposed to the enterprise from a younger age. That whole practical experience of staying a young girl and getting capable to look at the sum of artistes that I did – appear in and out – and doing work tirelessly with my uncle, looking at what they do, [and do] what they adore to do … to have that freedom to produce,” performed an integral function in her not only wanting to pursue audio as a job, but also notify her tale, she claimed.

She remembers looking at the likes of Nadine Sutherland, Spragga Benz and Wayne Surprise history and interact with Jah Snowcone and is eager to make a legacy of her individual. Previously, the 24-calendar year-old’s zeal has afforded her the prospect to group up with new music govt Joseph Conrad Robinson, a master vocal mentor who offers clientele this sort of as Alicia Keys and H.E.R., and has worked with and formulated artistes from Warner Brothers, Sony and Universal.

“As of right this minute, I’m not also absolutely sure exactly where the up coming piece of it is I’m chaotic rehearsing and preparing myself for the next general performance, wherever that may be. Conrad is my manager he in fact donates to the basis per year, and I thought it critical I get concerned also. I hope to be in Jamaica very before long, in which I can share extra information and facts with the entire world about the Hawthorne Foundation, far too,” Disney Amyka mentioned.

“We are currently doing work on my EP, which is a R&B-reggae fusion compilation. The stage we are in is picking out the tracks. I will potentially release a further solitary in advance of the total job. I’m tremendous keen to collaborate in the long run with the likes of Spice and Shenseea I really like what these ladies are performing, and Dexta Daps. His songs, Get in touch with Me If and Shabba Madda Pot, are my favourites … . What they are all performing for the culture is large. I’m heading following all the things and will come across every single piece I have to have to get it collectively,” she ongoing.

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