Jah Cure Speaks on U.S. Revoking Jamaican Celebrity Visas
The recent cancellation of the visas of several prominent Jamaican performers, including Bounty Killer, Mavado and Beenie Man, has inspired international reggae star Jah Cure to put down his feelings in a passionate track called “Save Yourself.”
On April 1, 2010, Jah Cure naturally assumed the internet news he was reading about the United States cancelling the visas of several top Jamaican dancehall artists was an April Fools’ Day joke. By mid-day the news was official; the U.S. Embassy in Kingston, Jamaica had cancelled the visas. The revocation includes orders for no airlines to allow those affected on board U.S. bound flights.
Cure felt inspired when he thought of his idol Bob Marley’s words of ‘Get up stand up, stand up for your rights’ so he headed straight to the studio and recorded “Save Yourself’ as his message to Jamaica and all Caribbean nations. In the song Jah Cure urges his Jamaican and Caribbean brethren to save themselves, to save their countries, their economies, their families and their children.
Jah Cure is currently working on his sixth studio album, and his official single “Unconditional Love” – already a hit in Jamaica – will be released to fans worldwide on May 4, 2010. Cure begins his first official tour of Africa this summer, followed by several performances in Mexico. He will return to Jamaica to headline the International Night at Reggae SumFest in July.