Jamaican Dub-Poet, Malachi releases new album, “Luv Dub Fever”

MIAMI – Jamaican dub-poet Malachi (Malachi Smith) new CD Luv Dub Fever will be launched on Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the Edna Manley College in Kingston, Jamaica. The event will be hosted by the Poetry Society of Jamaica as part of their monthly fellowship. Malachi will be the special guest performer/reader for the evening.

Luv Dub Fever is a compilation of 12 specially selected poems: How Yuh Mek Her, 5 Times for 1 Nite, Pulse, Jungle Fever, When De Luv is Not Enuff, What I’m Gonna Do, Wi Tickle, Wi Giggle, De Blacker De Berry, Liad Mout, Ah Luv Yuh Gal, Driver for Mama and Why Did U.

Malachi Smith

The CD features vocals by Sharon Forrester, Ettosi, Cindy, Cassandra, Winston Dias, Taurus Alphanso, Splity Atombo and Major Conrod. Musicians are Dean Fraser, first track, Karl Pitterson, Mikey Fanus and Splitty Atombo. Marlon Smith, Malachi’s son is the production engineer for the project. The liner notes fro the CD were written by Professor Mervyn Morris of the University of the West Indies (UWI). He opined that this is “Malachi’s best album to date.”

Luv Dub Fever is already getting heavy airplay on Caribbean radio in South Florida and on stations in Vale, Colorado, and in Hawaii. The CD is available online at www.cdbaby.com/malachimusic. Luv Dub Fever is also available for downloads at digstation.com/malachi. Negations are being finalized for distribution in the Caribbean, the USA, Europe and Africa. Rootsman Kelly of Lion’s Gate Artist Management is handling the negotiations.

Luv Dub Fever is Malachi’s fourth album. Malachi has a MSCJ from Florida International University (FIU). As a James Mitchener fellow at the University of Miami, Malachi studied poetry under Lorna Goodison and playwriting under Fred D’Aguiar. He has won many awards for his poetry. Malachi is also a Miami-Dade County Police Officer (Field Training Officer).

Malachi is a leader in the Caribbean community in South Florida, where he resides with his family. He is also in the process of recording his next CD, still to be titled, of dialect poems about his love of county

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