Rising roots singer, Hefla Nyah, who has been putting in quite a lot of work in the studio and on stage, will be one of the acts on this year’s Philadelphia Reggae Summer Festival, set for August 13.
Fresh off his recent performances on the Bob Marley Tribute Show and the Peoples Festival in Delaware, the artiste is set to delight his growing cadre of fans in Philly.
Helfa Nyah has a very busy summer schedule and this is in tandem with the release and promotion of his debut single, Take You There (Jamaica).The single is a joint production under the Hitz Factory and 619 Entertainment imprints.
Based in Philadelphia, USA, Helfa Nyah hails from Content in St Mary. He migrated to the United States at the age of 13 but remained plugged in to “yard” by a loving mother who constantly played her Jamaican music in her household.
Helfa Nyah’s search for the right management team led him to 619 Recording Studio, owned and operated by four Jamaicans. Two of the four partners, Patrick “Guitsie” Dunn formerly of pioneering Reggae band Riddem Nation and Roger Grant former manager of reggae star Natural Black, have taken more than a keen interest in working with the budding artiste.
Christened Tristan Duncan, this Rastafarian youth says he is a country boy at heart and “naturally looks at things from a humble perspective”.
Headliners for the Philadelphia Reggae Summer Festival are Third World, Junior Marvin’s Wailers and Maxi Priest. It will be held on Saturday, August 1, at the Dell Music Center, Philadelphia.