Flexxing with TANYA CARTER

“My inspiration for music came from my father. He introduced me to Bob Marley and Dennis Brown, and I just fell in love with reggae from there on.”

MOST would be surprised to know that these words were not said by a Jamaican artiste, but that of Belizean songstress Tanya Carter. She told teenAGE, for our Flexxing With that “Belize is very much in love with Jamaica, their culture and their music.”

The Belize City native is currently making a splash locally with her Christopher Birch-produced single My Ex-Boyfriend.

Before testing the waters in Jamaica, Carter has become a household name in her homeland, winning a plethora of awards, including the “Best Female Vocalist of the Year” Award at the Belize Music Awards for the years 2010, 2011 and 2012.

“My breakout song was Hero. I wrote it about my parents at a time when I wanted to quit music, because I felt I wasn’t getting anywhere. It became a real huge success to the point I was opening up for Etana, Luciano, and Morgan Heritage because of it,” said Carter.

Her follow-up hit was the patriotic, I Am Belize. The song would go on to be a promotional favourite to use by the Belizean government that commissioned a songwriting contest, in which it won.

Carter would further represent Belize in a series of concerts throughout Mexico, in a cultural exchange between the nations where Belizean artistes would perform at Mexican music festivals.

Speaking on her reasons for visiting Jamaica, she elaborated that, “I came here to get to know this warm place, to find out the culture, and to get more familiar with reggae. I wanted to get a feel of what Bob Marley and Dennis Brown are talking about, when they sang about Jamaica.”

It was also during Carter’s initial visit to the island in January that she teamed up with Jamaican music stalwart producer Birch, the co-writer and man behind the boards for Ex-boyfriend.

“I wrote the song with someone in mind, and also it comes from the personal experiences of other persons that I talk to. Everybody has that one ex-boyfriend that they can’t get enough of, but eventually have to leave,” said Carter in describing the track.

Listeners can look out for another Birchproduced single entitled Secret, which was written by reggae artiste Duane Stephenson. In addition, the Belizean artiste will be trying her hand at dancehall releases this summer.

— Dominic Bell

Reference:  The Jamaica Observer

 

Top Places to Stay in Belize


Belize Tour Companies and Travel Agents

Belize Real Estate Opportunities






May 18, 2018

Belize farm offers look into the world of spices

Toledo District, Belize — When vanilla begins to bloom in the summer months, farm workers at the Belize Spice Farm...
Read More
May 17, 2018

What’s in My Daypack: Belize Edition

The items you stuff into your daypack for an exciting adventure can be critical. I just returned from Belize where...
Read More
May 16, 2018

The Ultimate Travel And Diving Guide For Caye Caulker, Belize

Off the coast of Belize City lies a paradise for divers and backpackers alike in the form of the island...
Read More
May 10, 2018

Peter Pan’s Neverland Found in Belize

What happens when a well-known YouTuber reports that they found “Neverland” in your country? You start a tourism campaign to...
Read More
May 10, 2018

7 Must-See Ruins in Belize

Think only Mexico has Mayan ruins? Think again. Its neighbor to the south, Belize, boasts the largest number of ancient...
Read More
May 10, 2018

Condé Nast Traveler

How to rent your own private island in Belize Further read Reads more: https://blurbhouse.com/CNTraveler/993089759852531712
Read More
May 10, 2018

Belize’s Hidden Treasures

Our inaugural Belize’s Hidden Treasures tour was a wonderful immersion into the deep forests of Western Belize. Based at two...
Read More
May 10, 2018

Traveling in Belize with Career Expert Julie Hochheiser Ilkovich

Back in 2014, career expert and content strategist Julie Hocheiser Ilkovich packed her bags and moved to Belize for 6...
Read More
May 10, 2018

7-Night Solo Belize Trip From $317 With Flights & Beachfront Hostel

Belize offers stunning coastlines, incredible scuba and snorkeling opportunities, and plenty of sunshine. We've paired up cheap round-trip flights with...
Read More
1 2 3 17

Comments

comments

0 Comments

Leave a Comment

Login

Welcome! Login in to your account

Remember me Lost your password?

Don't have account. Register

Lost Password

Register

Close
Please support the site
By clicking any of these buttons you help our site to get better
Banner-1