Press Release for "Jump and Whine" and "Summer Love"
Minna LaFortune Launches her first new Reggae single " Summer Love" and her Jamaican Festival Song 2022 ( entry ) single "Jump and Whine"
(on 7/27/2022 and 7/25/2022 respectively )
on all major online music platforms including YouTube. (Visit: www.minnalafortune.com to watch and share the videos)
With her first ever 10 song pop album on the verge of completion Minna Lafortune , singer/ songwriter/poet and newly minted recording artist will release her first single "Summer Love". "Summer love" was written by Minna and is skillfully arranged using genres of reggae and Hiphop fusion. It is a beautiful song that describes a romantic relationship that occurred during a summer season that fizzled leaving her lamenting. Minna Lafortune although a lifelong singer/songwriter/ poet/is a new recording artist. When asked about her music bio she responded saying that "My musical journey started with my mother, she always sang to my brother and I . She was also a folklorist. Before we had television She entertained our extended family with duppy stories, and songs. She died when I was 12 years old and my brother was 14 years old. From an early age I wanted to be a singer, I wanted to sing Opera and Jazz. My life long dream has been to sing on the Jamaican Jazz and Blues Festival." Minna has experience singing in styles ranging from classical, to jazz, ballad , folk and now Reggae! Minna studied voice at Adrienne High School where She sang on the school choir, directed by Dr. Noel Dexter, OD. As a result of her classical training there, she won a soprano soloist Bronze medal at the 1977 annual Jamaica National Music Competition. Minna also sang in the church choir at Lyndhurst United Methodist Church, and later joined the Methodist Choral and then the Diocesan Festival Choir, directed by Dr. Hazel Lawson-Street Migrating to the USA in 1986, She joined Vanderveer Park United Methodist congregation in Brooklyn , NY and sang on the church choir. While at Vanderveer UMC , in 1992 Minna founded and directed (1992-2003) the African Caribbean American Singers (Afro-Carib-A Singers.), collaborating with musicians such as Teddy Crawford, Molendyno Gayle Moxey, Oscar Stephenson , Raymond Trap and Jeffery Fairweather as well as E Wayne McDonald Director, Caribbean Cultural Theater and Actress/ Storyteller, Marcha Tracey In addition to producing several performances at Vanderveer United Methodist Church and around the tri-state area, Minna also managed entertainment and fundraising activities, and performing as a soloist at various other functions. Minna's musical influences are varied but not limited to the following: Marcia Griffiths, Gregory Issacs, Dennis Brown, Judy Mowatt, Bob Marley, Delroy Wilson, Phyllis Dillion , Alton Ellis , Peter Tosh, Barrington Levy, Jimmy Cliff, Johnny Nash, Miriam Makeba, Nancy Wilson, Lou Rawls, Tom Jones, Burt Bacharach, Luis Armstrong, Diana Washington, Dionne Warwick, Sarah Vaughan, Aretha Franklyn, Miriam Mathieu, Edith Piaf, Sam Cook, Ben E. King, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Etta James, Janis Joplin, Sade, Seal, Nora Jones, Carole King, Rod Stewart, Barbara Streisand and Jennifer Hudson, Kathleen Battle, Jesseye Norman, Audra McDonald and Leontyne Price. Minna LaFortune's music album is produced and arranged by Lee Holness from The Art of Music Online Media Studio.
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