Sas­si­pearila ready to heal the mu­sic space

The Star (Jamaica) - - Front Page - SHEREITA GRIZZLE Staff Re­porter

Sarsaparil­la is a well­known lo­cal her­bal medicine. It is widely be­lieved that the plant pos­sesses count­less health ben­e­fits and im­mense heal­ing prop­er­ties.

Dub­bing her­self the ‘medicine for dance­hall mu­sic’,

36-year-old Sara Bar­rett says she is ready to heal the mu­sic space. She has named her­self Sas­si­pearila, and, ac­cord­ing to her, the in­dus­try fix-up she will ad­min­is­ter will be done with a lit­tle bit of sauce.

“Sarsaparil­la is a well-known bush medicine from inna di Ras­ta­man era. Dem use it as a medicine and me a di medicine for dance­hall, so das why me name Sas­si­pearila. Me have the sauce and me a go ‘sauce’ dung things the right way inna mu­sic,” she said. “The mu­sic could use a new flavour, a new sound, and that is what

I’m bring­ing. I’ve been do­ing mu­sic for over 10 years now. It is my pas­sion and I en­joy it. I just want to come and make my own mark. Me have the right rem­edy for mu­sic and I see my­self go­ing as far as pos­si­ble in this in­dus­try.”


Speak­ing of go­ing places, the up-and­com­ing artiste says she has big plans for her ca­reer which in­clude col­lab­o­ra­tions with a num­ber of big named acts.

“I would re­ally love if I get to work with Kof­fee,

Shenseea, Macka Di­a­mond, Bounty Killer and Vybz Kar­tel. That would be a dream come true for me if it ac­tu­ally hap­pened,” she said. “The sky is the limit for me and I know that as long as I put my mind to it and work hard enough, noth­ing is im­pos­si­ble even when it seem like it is.”

To that end, Sas­si­pearila says her dreams are not lim­ited to col­lab­o­ra­tions, as she also has Grammy as­pi­ra­tions.

“Which artiste nuh wah Grammy?” she said. “That is def­i­nitely some­thing I’m work­ing on and I wouldn’t mind achiev­ing it for not just my­self but my coun­try. I might live in the Cay­man Is­lands but I rep­re­sent Ja­maica and al­ways will.”

Sas­si­pearila says she is cur­rently pro­mot­ing the sin­gles Money A Di

Pree, No More Than Me, State of Emer­gency and Trust No Shadow.

She is be­ing man­aged by pop­u­lar in­dus­try em­cee, Nuffy. She ex­pressed that while she wants to be revered in her home­land and re­spected by her peo­ple, she also aims to tar­get the in­ter­na­tional plat­form and has dreams of also work­ing with the likes of Cardi B and Missy El­liot one day.

In­spi­ra­tions: Var­i­ous artistes in­clud­ing Lady Saw, Bee­nie Man and Spice.

Re­leases: Money A Di Pree, No More Than Me, State of Emer­gency and Trust No Shadow.




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