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Shade takes Japan tour promoting new album

Date Posted: 2011-01-14

She calls herself Shade, but her persona is vibrant and bright, a dynamo making the rounds of major Japanese cities to announce her forthcoming new album. Shade, born Simone Henry in Kingston, Jamaica, is currently Japan's only female Jamaican reggae artist, and she's carried her talents far beyond the musical genre alone.

Her current tour kicks off in Okinawa where there will be three events to introduces her new ‘Life in the Shade' album slated for release on the 19th, with live performance in front of Okinawa fans at Club Ando on the 29th. Followed by, a daytime outdoor Shade Reggae festival hosted by Club AJ's in Kin Town, Fukuoka, and two events in Tokyo. Tickets are エ3,500 in advance and エ4,500 at the door. Advance tickets are available at ePlus and Family Mart convenience stores and at Shade's website www.shade2face.com.

Shade will be joined by fellow Jamaican artists Lady G, Macka Diamond, Specialist along with Adevine International Sound from Jamaica, Asian Star from Tokyo, Fire Squad, U-Dou & Platy and more. Doors open at Club

Ando at 8 p.m., and the show kicks off at midnight.

The new ‘Life in the Shade' album unveils this coming week at Tsutaya, Tower Records, HMV and iTune etc., Shade will also be appearing at Torii Station February 7th during the Army baseユs Superbowl festivities.
Shade, who stepped into the spotlight as a Jamaican teenager pursuing a career in modeling, found her way to music which had been initially cultivated by her father, a singer-song writer.

She was also a spokes person for Cable and Wireless Mobile Jamaica, promoting and advertising their products. Her ‘Digita Dance' and ‘Digita Song' was quickly being heard on the streets and in the clubs, enough to propel her to the Miss Jamaica Fashion Model competition in 2001. Two years later she partnered with three leading Jamaicans to fine tune her entrepreneurship skills.

Music became Shade's passion in 2007, leading to her international quest to reach the world through her tunes. She says she's in love with Japan and the Japanese people and culture. On top of that, she's reaching out to Japanese with her line of tote bags promoting Jamaica and herself.

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