Brooklyn, New York, November 30, 2023 – Dive into the festive season with Minna LaFortune's groundbreaking Christmas album "Caribbean Christmas," a harmonious blend of reggae, Soca, calypso, ska, and waltz, all wrapped in a festive atmosphere. This album marks Minna LaFortune's first major foray into holiday music, encapsulating the essence of Christmas with its nostalgic, family-centric, and peaceful themes.
"Caribbean Christmas" presents an array of original songs, several providing a distinct view of Christmas through the rich and vivid palette of Caribbean culture. The album kicks off with "It’s a Caribbean Christmas," a spirited celebration of holiday customs, encouraging listeners to indulge in the season's joy and unity, enhanced by rhythms that inspire festive decor and merriment.
The song "Christmas Come an Mi Waan to Guh Home" echoes the universal wish to be with family during the holidays, capturing the longing and sense of belonging. Other heartwarming tracks like "Send Me Some Love at Christmas" and "When I Think of Christmas" reflect on love, memories, and enduring connections strengthened during the season.
Deepening the holiday experience, songs like "Christmas is Reason" and "Worship Him" evoke joy and gratitude, embodying the essence of Christmas.
The poignant track “Santa” is intentionally designed to shed light on the plight of the homeless during the holidays, giving a voice to those seeking joy, financial support, homes, and a chance to celebrate with friends.
“Let's be Merry and Kind” reminds listeners of the season's true spirit – to find joy, reduce stress, and spread kindness and love.
The album concludes with "Christmas in Kingston," vividly depicting the festive vibe of Jamaica's capital, with memories of grand markets and nativity plays, set to a unique Jamaican ska fusion rhythm.
Jamaican artiste Minna LaFortune introduces her newest single, “Reggae Music Is Love to Me,” as a heartfelt ode to her enduring love for reggae music.
The single serves as a landmark in her extraordinary musical journey, marking the deep emotional and cultural connection she feels with the genre.
A journey through musical roots
Originating from the heart of Jamaica, Minna LaFortune has witnessed the dynamic transformation of Jamaican music over the years.
She has skillfully navigated through various genres, making this single a testament to the everlasting allure of the musical tones that resonate from her homeland.
The essence of reggae captured
In her latest offering, Minna’s affinity for reggae music is palpable. The lyrics passionately express her request for reggae music to speak and sing to her through its distinctive drum and bass, guitar, and organ.
The song captures the freeing, uplifting, and healing attributes of reggae, mirroring not just her personal feelings but also the genre’s deep cultural and historical significance.
For Minna, reggae music transcends mere auditory experience—it serves as a source of empowerment and a treasure that enriches her life immeasurably. Despite life’s ups and downs, she attests that reggae music is a reliable companion that consistently brightens her days.
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Expanding the musical horizon: The debut EP
Beyond her latest single, Minna is actively promoting her debut EP, “Dance With Me, Volume 1.” The collection includes a variety of tracks, such as “Summer Love,” “Mek A Money,” “Dream Big,” “I Wanna Dance With You,” and “My Brotherman.”
These songs are readily accessible across all major music platforms, and her social media channels provide an inside look into her artistic journey.
CD copies are available
For fans looking to own a physical piece of her musical narrative, CD copies of her debut EP are available for purchase on her official website.
This offers her audience a tangible connection to her music and stands as a thank-you gesture for their steadfast love and support.
“Reggae Music Is Love to Me” was set to release on September 2, 2023, across all major online music platforms.
In addition to the audio experience, fans can look forward to an accompanying music video scheduled for debut within the next few weeks.
An unparalleled Jamaican-born reggae singer-songwriter, Minna Lafortune captivates all with her stunning 10th single, “My Brotherman.” Forming one part of her ten-song debut EP, “Dance with Me” Volume 1, “My Brotherman” is a mesmerizing reggae composition that pays tribute to men around the world.
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Minna LaFortune, the gifted Jamaican born singer-songwriter who makes uplifting music, has released her latest single “Gifts of Nature”, a beautiful tribute to the natural wonders of the world. The song is part of her upcoming EP “Dance with me” Volume 1, which is expected to drop on Father’s Day, 2023.
“Gifts of Nature” displays Minna’s strong vocals and lyrical skills, as she sings about the happiness and gifts of nature on earth that are given to us all to explore and enjoy. Minna urges her listeners to explore, experience and listen to the sounds of nature. She also reminds them that they all are gifts of nature themselves, created by God with a purpose and a potential. The song encourages them to follow their dreams and live fully.
I had the opportunity to participate in my first television interview, and it was an amazing experience. Andrea Cruz, from the non-profit organization Ella Suena, conducted the interview. I was impressed by the organization's use of music to empower women and inspire girls and young women to pursue their dreams.
New York, NY - March 27th, 2023 - Minna LaFortune, the rising star in the music industry, has just released her sixth hot single, “Mek A Money”, which is already receiving rave reviews from her fans. This energetic and entertaining reggae song is the first track Minna wrote and recorded as a new recording artist in March 2022.
“Mek A Money” is an inspiring and motivational song that touches on the importance of having a vision, inspiration, tradition, community, peace, and love. In a world that often prioritizes making money at the expense of these values, Minna’s message is a powerful reminder of their significance.
The single, which features a fusion of reggae and dancehall rhythms, includes interjections from a male voice in the style of 1980s dancehall DJing, making it more dynamic and interesting. The song was inspired by a conversation Minna had with Lee and Donnel Holness about the state of the music and cultural industries in the Caribbean and the world. Lee Holness is also Minna LaFortune's producer.
Minna’s discography now boasts six hot singles, each with a diverse range of musical styles and genres, including Soca, Ska, Reggae, Reggae and Rap fusion, and Reggae and Dancehall fusion. Along with each track, Minna has also created and released six music videos, which are available on her YouTube channel.
The music video for “Mek A Money” debuted on Minna LaFortune's YouTube channel today, and in the first four hours of its release, it garnered two thousand views. The video is on track to surpass the thirty-one thousand views of Minna’s last music video for her song “My Secret Valentine”. Fans have already begun to compliment Minna's work with many positive comments, such as “lovely,” “nice,” “I like it…sounds good,” and “welcome back good clean reggae music.” According to FV Music Blog of the United Kingdom, (www.fvmusicblog.com) 'MEK A MONEY' is a stunning release featuring charismatic vocals, superb musicianship and a magnetic vibe. Enjoy today!”
As stated in previous press releases, Minna LaFortune has completed a whole album entitled “Dance With Me” and plans to release her first EP by May 30th, 2023. She is also interested in receiving more airplay on college radios, internet radios, and mainstream radio stations.
You can visit Minna LaFortune’s website at www.minnalafortune.com to read about her music journey, sample her music, and watch her videos. Her commitment to increasing her fan base and streaming numbers is a testament to her hard work and dedication to her music.
“Mek A Money” is available on all online music platforms. Please share it with your family and friends and support this new artist. With her exciting and inspiring music, Minna LaFortune is a rising star to watch in the music industry. Contact Information:
Lift your sprits with some tropical flair to your holiday playlist, add Minna LaFortune's new ska song ‘Christmas In Kingston” - the perfect way to celebrate a sunshine Christmas!- a lively and upbeat ska song that captures the joy and excitement of a sunshine Christmas in Kingston, Jamaica!
November 9, 2022
The recording artist’s third single ‘Dream Big’ flickers positivity, inspiring all to pursue their originality
Here are some beautiful photos taken from my garden and my travels. Enjoy!
Minna LaFortune Launches her first new Reggae single " Summer Love" and her Jamaican Festival Song 2022 ( entry ) single "Jump and Whine"