Lasana Bandelé is a prolific Jamaican Singer, Songwriter, Poet, Musician and music producer who delivers his own brand of Reggae music with great depth, passion and complete conviction, has establishes his presence here online. It was Dermot Hussey - Journalist/Author/Broadcaster/Program Director XM Satellite Radio who once said, "Lasana Bandelé is an original whose words and music succeeds beautifully because it is what exciting music does best, it surprises us with the delightful discovery of places where we have never been."
His CD is titled "Storitela" includes songs like "Living In Shacks", "Big City", "Break Free" "Waiting Inside" and more. He has performed on major festivals such as SunSplash, Sumfest, City Stages to name a few. His TV Special titled "The Storitela" was filmed and aired on Jamaican Television. Lasana Bandele's music, poetry, biography, Interviews and more on this his official Website has revealed a lot about this compelling Son of Jamaica. His Second CD is ready and will be released soon with surprises and more intrigue.
This Jamaican Singer/Songwriter/Poet/Musician/Producer has, here on his website also introduced the world to his Home Town of Catadupa in St. James, a brief history of his beloved country Jamaica and its enormously rich culture and heritage by way of a Flash Movie, Jamaican Proverbs and their meanings, Jamaican words and their meanings love by people from all walks of life, giving us a glance of from where the power of his own music emanates.
ReviewsMel Cooke, Gleaner Writer
Quiet verse, urgent songs from a Storitela.
Lasana Bandele mixes verse, music at Poetry Society Fellowship
Lifetime Achievement Awardee - Lasana Bandelé
Jamaica Observer's Bazil Walters
Reviews Blowin' In The Wind by Lasana Bandelé
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Bless. As I record this beautiful song, "Blowin' In The Wind" I thought of Meritah/Africa, my own mortality and destiny in the center of the crimes on humanity in this otherwise magical place, I'm presenced by the Spirit and Being of the wonderful and prolific Bob Dylan and in defiance to the absurdity of it all. In the Spirit of one love and Jamaica.
The Said ....
"Bandelé's rugged "wildstyle" vocals rip out tangles of passion from his self-produced version of "Cassidy." ELENA OUMANO Book Author, Journalist/Billboard Magazine.
"Lasana Bandelé is an original whose words and music succeeds beautifully because it is what exciting music does best, it surprises us with the delightful discovery of places where we have never been." Dermot Hussey - Journalist/Author/Broadcaster/Program Director XM Satellite Radio
"...those who have come to doubt all the ideas once held as true, no longer have to stand alone without beliefs, " STORITELA" is showing us a way to break free..." T "BOOTS" HARRIS Journalist/The Enquirer
"Lasana is an enigma..." BRENDA LEE Journalist/Cooling Out Magazine.
"...his mellow voice rhymes for every spoken word…this brother will come to join nations, as his lyrics and teachings are evident in his debut album"... ALEECE MEIKLE Reggae Report.
"Lasana who has made a name for himself on the music scene with his album; 'Storitela' has developed his own style..." CARMEN PATERSON Editor/Flair Magazine.
"Lasana sees only the purpose in music...His songs are favorite of those who love what we call 'message music.'" BALFORD HENRY Journalist/Daily Gleaner
"...poetic, truthful and musical..." FRANCIOS ST JUSTE Radio Personality/Fame FM.