One of the most prominent and sought after voices of reggae music in the U.S. Virgin Islands is the raspy vocal stylings of Jabari "Jahman" Carrington. At an early age, he realized that he wanted to be a positive influence despite the many obstacles and negative stereotypes he endured from many. As a means of achieving this goal, he began to explore the depths of reggae music and sought faith in Rastafari, a controversial decision that went against his Christian upbringing.
Jahman has been writing and performing for over a decade, and credits Steel Pulse, Bob Marley, Shabba Ranks, and more recently, Mad Cobra, Sizzla Kalonji, Buju Banton and Notch (formerly of Born Jamericans) as his influences. He has represented the U.S. Virgin Islands at countless reggae concerts and festivals throughout the Caribbean and the United States. In recent years, he toured the East Coast for six weeks with Richie Spice, opened for Morgan Heritage at the Reichhold Center for the Arts in St. Thomas, and performed at the star-studded Tempo Turns 2 event in St. Croix.
Since his musical career began, Jahman has released five studio albums- Diamonds & Pearls, Poverty Struggle, Reggae International, Life As An Artist, and most recently Rasta Endure. His albums are laced with tracks featuring poignant lyrics, enticing vocals and catchy hooks that uplift the youth, celebrate women, embrace Rasta Livity, and encourage righteous living. Jahman is always reinventing his image and his sound, and continues to demonstrate his versatility with this upcoming album, which will feature some of his latest singles, including The Rain, Just For You, and Dead And Gone.
Coupling his robust involvement in reggae music with a higher meditation has kept Jahman grounded; helping him to overcome many challenges and acquire a resilient spirit on and off the mic. Jahman has the voice of a lion and a style all his own, that guarantees this humble soldier of Jah many more blessed years of success.