Bermuda’s Magma is Set To Erupt

January 2, 2011

1magmaThe mournful track “When I Cry” brought Bermudian reggae artist Magma to attention when it was released in Jamaica this past summer in the wake of the Tivoli tragedy.

“When I Cry” is about the violence which resulted in more than 70 deaths when security forces invaded the Kingston community of Tivoli to arrest Christopher (Dudus) Coke

“The songwriter Pearl and I wrote the song…the whole thing touched me deep, I have friends in Tivoli and I know others from West Kingston who told me of the ordeal, so I began to jot down a few things with my manager Josef Bogdanovich and Pearl, and what came out was a song which is political but focuses more on emotional side of this tragedy,” Magma has said.

Adam Mayo, the artist formerly known as Mango Seed, adopted the stage name Magma when he took up residence in Jamaica in 2008 and was signed by the reggae label Down Sound.

He has been introduced by Bob Marley’s son, Julian, at a concert organised by one of Prince Charles’s charities, performing for thousands in the heart of Leicester Square, London. And he is now putting the finishing touches on a planned new album.

Recently Magma contributed a track to the “Ride the Wave” charity CD - also featuring songs by such Bermudian artists as Troy Anthony, Collie Buddz and Heather Nova – which raised $40,000 for the Coalition for the Protection of Children’s schools breakfast programme.

Now Magma, whose self-produced debut album “Conscious Fire” enjoyed strong sales and received radio play for”Too Much Concrete”, “Babylon” and the title track when it was released, is on the cusp of an international career, according to his management.

“He is definitely finding his voice and we will be doing more recordings with him and hopefully put out an album…”, said his producer Mr. Boogdnovich. “We’re already getting some calls for him in Europe, so it looks kinda promising.”

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