Who is he?
Alberto Jahsie is a one-of-a-kind musician and creative innovator. In a world of music where it is all too easy for some artists to resort to slapping together computer generating music and passing it off as authentic music, he creates his own music from his soul—note for note, word-for-word, beat-for-beat.
This highly accomplished musician, wrote and sang all the songs and also he played most of the instruments (acoustic & electric guitars, bass, drums, percussion & keyboards) on his new album ‘First Thing First’, which he produced and recorded. His eclectic album comes alive with Pop, RNB, Hip Hop, Afro-beat and Ballads. So, who or what inspire Alberto Jahsie? Jazz, African drumming, improvising/experimental musical urges—who knows?” What we know is: he creates socially, philosophically and conscious music that makes the human spirit soars.
With that said, Jahsie’s fans the world over will be pleased and surprised with ‘First Thing First.’ First thing first, have a listen to his new excellent album.
-Sami Khalil El Mahdi
The Man, The Music, The Mission
The Alberto Jahsie Band is formed of highly skilled performers that put on an exciting vibrant show that takes in the whole spectrum of POP, FUNK, RAGGAE, ROCK and beyond. He has participated in many important musical shows worldwide.
Alberto Jahsie has performed in a great number of respected venues and open-air concerts and festivals in South America and Europe. In addition, he has performed for radio and television shows. He has also filmed and produced videos of his performances. He written music for plays and has organized cultural projects of international reputation.
In composing and recording, A Jahsie has explored a wide genre of music including, Pop, Rock, Reggae, Soul, Funk, Afro-beat and Highlife. In listening to his music, the essence or influence of World Music is quite evident. Musically, he is drawn to the rich aesthetics of African rhythms and melodies. As an artist with a genuine concern for poor and disenfranchised people globally Mr Jahsie endeavours to write about themes of uplifting.
Alberto Jahsie reflects spirituality and the fight against the terrible, lethal lethargy of the human race!!!
In July 1996, Alberto Jahsie released his acclaimed debut album “DIGNITE”. It was recorded in Paris, Berlin and Brazil, with the musical collaboration of Rui Braga on keyboards, Lazaro Negrume (Gilberto Gil, Olodum) on electric bass, Jose Carlos on drums, and other prominent musicians. This CD was produced by Alberto Jahsie and Heidrun Kippenberger.
Before settling in London, Alberto Jahsie lived in various European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin.
“MIND YOUR MIND” is the title of his current album. It was recorded in London.
Musicians Victor Mensah (Osibisa) on keyboards & sound engineering and Pamela (a former John Lennon back vocalist).
Currently, Alberto is utterly immersed at work recording (in his home studio) fresh and original material for a new CD slated to be released in late 2015.