Manager: Phillip Clarke
Bio: Love and passion describes the feeling you get after having a conversation with this poised and confident beauty. Meet reggae singer Chanti-I. Born Chantelle Alisha Smith in the city of London, where she spent the first few years of her life. At age ten, she moved to Jamaica with her mother leavi...See Full Bio
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“The calibre of home-grown entertainers who performed on the Heineken Small Stage during the 2011 Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival is an indication that the future of the music industry is in good hands. During the climax of the exciting three-day festival, several acts, including groups, performed for music-hungry patrons. Former Rising Stars finalist Shanty-I, who was introduced to Jamaica at 16 years old during the 2004 season of the televised show, has blossomed into a promising singer. The 22-year-old wowed the audience with her powerful vocals and some tracks from her upcoming album, scheduled for release in July. "I was travelling a lot, doing background vocals for Beres Hammond," she told The Gleaner. "I am easing out of that now, and making the transition into being on my own again." In addition to her original tracks, Shanty-I also did Jill Scott's A Long Walk; Bob Marley's Trench Town Rock and old-time favourite Summer Time.”