Exhibiting profound lyrical mastery, along with his integration of social-political issues facing mankind, Afari's works are thought provoking and audibly pleasing. His poetic justice continues with Public Secret, which exemplifies Afari's intelligence and firm stance at the helm of the dub poetry genre. The album offers 15 tracks, all written by Afari, and sees 10 original selections along with five (5) dub versions of selected songs.
Penning prolific poems on singles such as "Wine Pon Paper," "Poetree Caan Nyam," "Do Good," "Ring Pon Comedy" and "Guidance," Afari seamlessly blends his provocative, educational missives with one-drop reggae and other rhythms, giving longtime and new fans a collector's item.
"In preparing Public Secret, my goal was to create original, inspirational, uplifting and empowering music of peace, love, hope and unity, which is relevant and accessible to all humanity," states Afari. "I hope to touch people's lives and souls in a personal and profound way, so that together we can move onward and upward in bringing awareness into the public space, and love and harmony into the secret, sacred space of our individual and collective souls." Yasus Afari is hailed in the reggae world as one of the best edutainers, whose wit and insights skillfully merge serious messages with Jamaica's trademark sense of humor, resulting in laughter, learning and love.
"Reggae-dub performance poetry is an emerging art form and genre, which possesses the capacity and intention to dub out negativity from our minds, cultures, lives and the public space, and to dub in positivity into the family of nations, which is humanity," reveals Afari. "My role in this process is, and has always been, to provide awareness, visions and insights and to build bridges of friendship and goodwill, so as to make this objective of reggae-dub poetry a tangible, living reality." With a rich history of refusing to conform to social norms, Afari is determined to educate and enlighten the masses through his unique brand of entertainment.
Now with a career spanning nearly three decades, eight albums under his belt, and two books (with a third in the works), Afari has rightfully earned international fame and acclaim as the ultimate dub poet. Public Secret will be available worldwide from all major digital retailers on June 11, 2013, and is distributed by FOX FUSE. TRACKLIST 1. Poetree Caan Nyam 2. Wine Pon Paper 3. Let's Talk New York 4. ISUS 5. Ring Pon Comedy 6. Guidance 7. Four Eyes Mek Two 8. Woman To Love 9. Yu Gud Enoh 10. Do Good 11. Guidance Dub 12. Dub Wine 13. Woman Dub 14. Dub New York 15. The ISUS Dub