Karamanti have been creating music since she was eight years old. Falling in love first with rap (or hip-hop), then embracing Dancehall and now passionate about Reggae. And although she has been making music for most of her life, she only began to pursue it as a career in 2011. This commitment came through encouragement from others who heard her music and convinced her to take the necessary steps to ensure that others hear it as well.
Though she is regarded as a reality artist, Karamanti has no problems stepping outside her box from time to time and engaging listeners in what she refers to as pure entertaining rhetoric. This is what she did on her single “don’t it” which was produced by Red Boom from Hard at Work Music, a Jamaica based record label. The track exposed her to a different audience who overwhelmingly insisted on a video, which was produced and released to TV in May 2012. Karamanti spent the month of July/2012 engaged in a nationwide media tour which had her performing and/or being interviewed on all the major entertainment radio and TV programs in Jamaica. That media tour was followed up with a Canadian tour which saw her hitting the stage on major events such as the Montreal Reggae Festival and the Toronto Rasta Festival.
After returning to Jamaica, Karamanti learnt that another single she had recorded for Food Palace Music months earlier, was now released and had gained traction. The song, which is called “read”, began to get heavy radio rotation and has even entered a few charts. One of which was the Top Ten Conscious Chart which airs on Jamaica’s Roots FM. “Read” was the number one song for the week of November 2nd2012. The song also captured the attention of one of the biggest promoters in Sweden who eventually booked Karamanti for her first ever European tour which she is currently on. Karamanti entered Sweden on April 21st, 2013 and have since done shows in Gothenburg and Stockholm as well as Aarhus and Copenhagen in Denmark.
Prior to leaving Jamaica, Karamanti worked ceaselessly on her first studio album which was digitally released on April 25th, 2013.The album is called Dancehall Retaliates and it addresses some of the negative stereotypes about Dancehall music, culture and lifestyle. The project features production from two of Jamaica’s most sought after young producers; Ricardo “Red Boom” Reid and Shamarie “Digital Sham” Bogle. Karamanti and her team decided to include three previously released singles on the album, they are; “don’t it”, “read” and “nobody cyaa stop we” featuring 3 Star, otherwise, all the tracks are new recordings. Dancehall Retaliates is available on all major online music stores and has been getting good reviews from both the public and the media.
In 2014 Karamanti decided to turn a new page, she decided that it was necessary to do more collaborations with international artists and producers as she now wants to be seen as an international recording artist. As such she connected with Ghanaian producer Infectious, and did a song entitled “Letter 2 Ghana” which immediately created a buzz in that country. The success of “Letter 2 Ghana” attracted other established Ghanaian artists to Karamanti. She was approached by Iwan (arguably the top Reggae/Dancehall artist there) who featured Karamanti on his single called “Africa”. She also did a very powerful song for Canadian based producer, Street Digital, called “Domestic Abuse”.
Persons interested in working with Karamanti may contact her marketing team, via the following correspondence;
For bookings & media email: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com
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Phone: (876) 402-9301 / (876) 313-6319
Karamanti on twitter: @karamanti
Karamanti’s official website: www.karamantimusic.com
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