Reggae music while losing ground in Jamaica is still on the rise abroad thanks to youngsters such as singer Iba Mahr who is said to be at the forefront of a new reggae soul movement.
With a charismatic persona, inspirational lyrics and soul-searing voice Iba has began to attract international attention with several European journalists seekingout his chart topping Will I Wait single.
"It appears that more and more fans are drawing near to I and I music. You can tell through the response on Twitter and Facebook, the fanslove wah a gwaan and support the movement," Iba Mahr said.
Recently, Iba performed alongside Anthony B in Barbados for the Reggae Summer Blast show which featured artistes such as Munga Honourable, Demarco and others. He gave an excellent account of himself, getting forwards for his hit songs, Will I Wait and Burning, which had the Bajans rocking to the reggae beat.
He conducted several interviews in the magazines, newspapers and radio station in Barbados.
"Right now, the vibes in Europe is excellent, management is arranging a tour because a number of promoters have expressed interest since we got two dates confirmed on that continent," he said.
Another hit single, Great is H.I.M, held the #1 spot on the Bess 100 FM singles chart for three weeks. The song, voiced on a predominantly bass-driven rhythm, reflects the artiste's philosophy of righteousness, spiritual awakening and the tenets of Rastafari.
The singer has also found the mark with singles such as Sound Alarm which is currently locked in a #45Klash battle on www.irishandchin.com you may check out the competition here http://irishandchin.com/soundchat-radio