Jamaican Music: Edward Seaga “Tessanne Fly the Gate”

In “Tessanne Fly the Gate,” former prime minister Edward Seaga offers the broad picture, the historical context that led to Tessanne Chin’s trajectory and victory, stating that “she has opened the door to a return to history when melody ruled.” Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below.

Tessanne Chin, Jamaica’s latest international star, is no stranger to the world of music. She is the granddaughter of a well-known musical family. Her grandfather was Kes Chin, leader of Kes Chin and the Souvenirs Band, which entertained fans in the 1970s and 1980s at shows and dances

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In “Tessanne Fly the Gate,” former prime minister Edward Seaga offers the broad picture, the historical context that led to Tessanne Chin’s trajectory and victory, stating that “she has opened the door to a return to history when melody ruled.” Here are excerpts with a link to the full article below.

Tessanne Chin, Jamaica’s latest international star, is no stranger to the world of music. She is the granddaughter of a well-known musical family. Her grandfather was Kes Chin, leader of Kes Chin and the Souvenirs Band, which entertained fans in the 1970s and 1980s at shows and dances. His daughter, Ingrid, formed a female band, Ingrid Chin and the Carnations. Richard, son of Kes Chin, played the drum in various bands but went on to do sound and lighting for stage shows. Fortunately, he built a home studio for his family which included Tessanne and sister Tami, another…

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