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Universal Love (single)

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Living Colour founder and producer of 'Universal Love', Vernon Reid on working with Kwame:

" From the very first moment that I heard Universal Love by the reggae legend Jimmy Cliff from his album Give Thanks, I've been entranced with the song's message, and it's powerful melody. Unconsciously I've been looking for a way to realize a new version of this wonderful song. When I met Kwame Binea, heard his voice, & saw him perform, I knew that if Kwame could connect to the song that we could create a version relevant to the turbulent times we find ourselves in. Kwame connected to Universal Love immediately, with no need for me to explain a thing. Kwame brings a fresh perspective & a renewed sense of hope to a seldom heard classic."

Kwame Binea has a charismatic, soulful, & romantic vocal approach to Pop suffused with Rock energy. Kwame, though not a political message artist per se, does not shy away from questioning modern issues has a very "lived it" perceptive insight into the foibles of the Human Condition particularly when it comes to the mysteries of Love.


released April 16, 2017

Kwame Binea Shakedown band:

Kwame Binea: Lead vocals
Justin Wilcox: Guitar, vocals
Medley Shabazz: Drums, percussion, vocals
Art Vanterpool- Guitar
Phil Bass: Bass
Kengo Yamada: Saxophone
Brian Varneke: Trumpet
Daron Jonathan, Jerry Ramos, Charles Mack: Keyboards
Dietrice Bolden, Jindai Joseph: Background vocals

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"Universal Love" written by Jimmy Cliff (produced by Vernon Reid)

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Additional musicians to Shakedown band:
Vernon Reid: Guitar
Yo-Leon Gruenbaum: samchillian & keys.
V. Jeffrey Smith: Sax & Horn arrangements
J.S. Williams on trumpet & trombone
Bck Vocals -Shelley Nicole Jefferson

Photo Credit - Alex Shi
Graphic designer - Carey Bradshaw

Management - Robert Morgalo Resurgence Management Group


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Kwame Binea New York, New York

Kwame Binea was born in West London with native origins in Ghana. He is a self-proclaimed rocker to the core, but he has peppered his own brand of “Roots Rock” which embodies his fertile and culturally diverse personal saga.

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