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ADUKA ASKS WHAT A GWAAN 'INNA JAMDOWN' Featured

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Singer-song writer Aduka Newman is a provocative songwriter with a deep love for his country. He has been raising eyebrows with his brilliantly penned single, Inna Jamdown, for which a video was released last week.    Born in Kingston, Jamaica to parents Etlyn Jones and Eustas Newman, Aduka has emerged as one of the most powerful new voices in reggae this yea. 
He attended the Bull Bay Primary school and later went on to the Donald Quarry High school. During high school, his love for the arts developed, and he also began to participate in track and field and football for the Penton Viel sports club.
 
 
 
 Aduka was introduced to music by a friend at the age of 13. He had a natural knack for writing songs and later learned he was able to express himself better through music. In the early 90s, he started his first recording at Music Asylum studio as a hobby.
 
"Most of my earlier teaching and influence were from roots reggae singer Shanty Roy from the popular group The Congo's," he said.
 
Aduka's  first professional recording was in 1998 titled "Blackman Liberation".
 
"The single was inspired and done during the Apartheid period, and released on the "Full Moon " label which was distributed by Tuff Gong," he said. 
 
Aduka has now returned to his music roots with the 2013 Aduka release, a haunting single dubed "Inna Jam Down" which asks tough questions of the 
academics, politicans and spiritual leaders regarding the brutal crimes, depravity and social disorder that often afflicts Jamaica. 
 
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