Gospel singer Sasha not wor­ried over ‘Real Talk’ with Chuck Fenda

Jamaica Gleaner - - ENTERTAINMENT - Ce­celia Camp­bell Liv­ingston Gleaner Writer en­ter­tain­ment@glean­erjm.com

OUT OF rea­son­ing with gospel singer Sasha and Rasta­far­ian DJ Chuck Fenda comes a highly en­ter­tain­ing sin­gle en­ti­tled Real Talk, which is al­ready en­joy­ing heavy ro­ta­tion on a num­ber of lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions.

The song is in the form of play­ful ban­ter al­lud­ing to a re­la­tion­ship be­tween the two and the con­flicts that ac­com­pany such a union.

Pro­duced by Marvin and Black Pearl, the song is def­i­nitely worth a lis­ten.

Born Karen Chin, Sasha ad­mits that the sin­gle may be viewed as con­tro­ver­sial by some but says that there is no deny­ing that the sit­u­a­tion is real.

The Real Talk artiste is no new­comer to the mu­sic in­dus­try.

In 2004, while still a sec­u­lar artiste, she en­joyed in­ter­na­tional success with I’m Still In Love With You, a duet that she recorded with Sean Paul for his Dutty Rock al­bum on At­lantic Records. The song topped reg­gae charts glob­ally and peaked at Num­ber 14 on the Bill­board Hot 100 chart.

Al­though she has walked away from the sec­u­lar stage since she em­braced Christ as her Lord and Saviour, Sasha is not afraid of be­ing judged on this project as it is rem­i­nis­cent of her ear­lier record­ings.

JUDGEMENTAL TONGUES

“You will al­ways have judgemental tongues. Je­sus Christ him­self did some un­ortho­dox things, ac­cord­ing to the scribes and Pharisees, so I am not wor­ried,” she said.

Com­ment­ing on the in­spi­ra­tion for record­ing the song, she ex­plained that “15 per cent of church mem­bers are mar­ried men and five per cent are sin­gle men. When sin­gle Chris­tian women go out there and face the world, they meet men with dif­fer­ent be­liefs and dif­fer­ent cul­tures”.

One of those kinds of men they will en­counter are Rasta­far­i­ans, and that, she said, would see them be­ing faced with the is­sue of be­ing un­equally yoked.

“Know­ing the Church and the prin­ci­ples, I be­lieve that with God at the helm, all things are pos­si­ble.

And just maybe, that in­di­vid­ual can be taught the way of Chris­tian­ity and have a change of heart if the un­be­liever is given a chance rather than shut­ting the door on them,” she rea­soned.

Real Talk, she says, is her way of giv­ing her per­spec­tive on the con­tro­ver­sial topic. Sasha, who has re­cently re­turned from per­for­mances in Canada, Eng­land, Italy, and Dubai, is now back in Ja­maica work­ing on her new al­bum, which is soon to be com­pleted. She is also sched­uled to per­form at the St Ann Curry and Mu­sic Fes­ti­val at Griz­zly’s Plan­ta­tion Cove on Satur­day, Novem­ber 26, with head­lin­ers Bee­nie Man, Agent Sasco, Stitchie, Kevin Down­swell, Lit­tle Meekie, and Zagga.

FILE PHO­TOS Sasha

Chuck Fenda

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