"From Then 'Til Now" by Roots Architects

Saturday, April 28, 2012


Last updated: February 2018


Singer: Asante Amen
Genre: Contemporary Roots Reggae
Influences: Garnett Silk, Steel Pulse, Jacob Miller, Luciano, Bob Marley & Peter Tosh.

Asante Amen, born Gavin Walters, is a Reggae singer/songwriter. As a performer he has graced the stages of some of the most prestigious events in reggae music such as: Rebel Salute (JA), Irie Jamboree (USA), St. Mary Mi Come From (JA), the annual Dennis Brown & Gregory Isaacs Tribute concerts (JA) among many others. Asante Amen has performed all across Jamaica, in the United States of America, England, Italy, the Bahamas and Grenada. These accomplishments however are just the beginning for Asante as he has his gaze firmly locked on bringing his music & message to all parts of the world.

Asante has had the privilege of collaborating on tracks with artists such as Lutan Fyah and Jah Thundah as well as a host of other Jamaican and international reggae artists. He has also performed alongside both established and rising Reggae acts such as Luciano, Ken Boothe, Beenie Man, Raging Fyah and Kabaka Pyramid to name a few.

In 2011 Asante’s music was in full swing as he enjoyed major rotation across the USA, Canada and many Isles in the Caribbean for the first half of the year with the single, WIPE YOUR TEARS. He also enjoyed a one month stay on the KDVS 90.3 FM Reggae/African Top 25 album chart in California, USA at the beginning of that year with his EP release: OVER THE YEARS. The upswing for his music and support from close persons around him inspired the self-release of a full album of the same title as the EP in July of 2011. It was a digital release which helped to increase his following, and proved to be a major confidence booster for the rising Spiritual Reggae artist.

For 2015 Asante’s focus is set firmly on promoting his brand of reggae music and his upcoming album, CHAPTER. The album contains 10 tracks and will be released by Boom One Records out of the USA. For Asante, CHAPTER holds a special place in his heart as it contains songs from his own production label (High Priest Records). But more importantly, CHAPTER contains a body of work that Asante thinks will aptly explain to the world what kind of Reggae artist he is. CHAPTER is scheduled to be released by the summer of 2015.

The first single off the album, which was released in January 2015, is called FIRM and already the single has become a favorite for many. FIRM is available on all major online music stores worldwide, and is being played by radio personalities and sound systems all over the world. The positive response to FIRM so far, has Asante and his team excited for the single’s prospects, so plans are being put in place to shoot a video to help with its promotion.

In August 2015, Asante releases the new EP - "Sinner".
To book Asante Amen for your upcoming events, interviews or for production work, please send emails to: asante.amen@gmail.com; call: +01144-075-387-03996 or 1876-899-5174.


1) Album:
.2011 - Over The Years: The Underground Project

2) EPs:
.2014 - Country Hi-Fi Presents: Till the Soil by Asante Amen - EP
.2015 - Firm EP
.2015 - Sinner EP

3) Singles:
.2002 - Rastafari's Love
[Song produced by One Drop Music]
.2010 - Caan Manage
[Song produced by Kleva Roots Production]
.2010 - Why
[Song produced by Russcuttaz Music]
.2010 - Wipe Your Tears
[Song produced by Nite Lite Productions/Per Ankh Amen Music]
.2011 - Praises
[Song produced by Macro Beats Records/Nite Lite Productions]
.2012 - Say Yes - [Maria Jackson Entertainment]
[Song in honor of  the 50th anniversary of Jamaican independence, it has been included on the compilation "Anniversary Riddim" by Maria Jackson Entertainment]
.2013 - Only Ras Tafari
 [Song produced by Gavin Walters and Gilbert Richards)
.2013 - Me A Feel It
[Produced by Hopetone Blaze of Everblazzing productions on the Nairobian riddim]
.2015 - Grown Apart - [Gyasi Records]
[Song includes on the compilation album "Conversation" by Gyasi Records]
.2015 - Miss Chocolate Brown Skin - [One Harmony Music]
[Song includes on "Stuck On You riddim" by One Harmony Music]
.2015 - Sinners (Feat. Leaf Of Life) - [Boom One Records]
.2015 - Salvation Upon I - [World Beat Music]
[Song includes on "The Ruler and Deliverance Riddims" by World Beat Music]
.2015 - Forever Loving Jah - [Dyggital Productions]
[Song includes on "About Time Riddim EP" by Dyggital Productions]
.2015 - Till The Soil (Bastido & Asante Amen) - [ Asante Amen, Bastido]
.2015 - Rock With Me  - [World Beat MusicLabel]
[Song includes on "World Beate Riddim" by World Beat Music]
.2016 - Got it Right Here - [Riddims and Beats Productions]
[Song includes on "Old Time Riddim" by Riddims and Beats Productions]
.2016 - Roots & Kulcha - [Greezzly Productions]
[Song includes on "Roots & Kulcha" by Greezzly Productions]
.2016 - Go Before Me - [Imperial House Music]
[Song produced by Vivian Jones & Disciples]
.2016 - Hard Time Pressure
[Song includes in the tribute album to Sugar Minott "Sweet Like Sugar"  by Musical Ambassadors]
.2016 - Let Me Be (Asante Amen & Bastido) - [Boom One Records]
.2016 - Burning Fyah - [Bassplate Records]
.2016 - Not Today - [Greezzly Productions]
[Song includes on "Zion Bound Riddim" by Greezzly Productions]
.2018 - Go Round Dem - [Nah Deal Production]
[Song includes on "Supaweapon Riddim " by Nah Deal Production]

Buy Asante Amen's music on  iTunes -  GoglePlay - Amazon

Single Promotional:
Beating (Beat'n) - [Promotional Purposes, Not Officially Released]
[Label: High Priest/Per Ankh Amen Music]

Asante Amen's Discography:

1) Album:

.2011 - Over The Years: The Underground Project
(Original Press):
"Over The Years: The Underground Project" 2011 - (Original Version)
1) Intro. 2) Save Dem Jah. 3) Not 4 Sale. 4) Peace & Love. 5) Mek Mi Rich. 6) Getting Enough?. 7) Never Get Away. 8) My Empress. 9) I'm Sorry. 10) Interlude. 11) Ready Fi Di Gideon. 12) Nuh Fraid [Feat. Lutan Fyah]. 13) More Fyah [Feat. Jah Thundah]. 14) See the Hands Dem. 15) Foundation. 16) Let's Unite. 17) Live Together [Feat. Singing Vernon]. 18) Keep Holding On.
[Label: High Priest/Per Ankh Amen Music (Free Digital Release: 2011)]


2) EPs:

.2014 - Country Hi-Fi Presents: Till the Soil by Asante Amen - EP
(Original Press):
"Country Hi-Fi Presents: Till the Soil by Asante Amen - EP" (Asante Amen & Country HI-FI) 2014
1) Till the Soil. 2) Till the Soil (Dub Caravan Version 1). 3) Till the Soil (Dub Caravan Version 2). 4) Till the Soil (Dub Caravan Version 3).
[Label: Asante Amen & Country Hi-Fi (Cd: 2014) (EP Digital: 2014)]

Buy EP on  iTunesAmazon

.2015 - Firm EP
(Original Press):
"Firm EP" 2015
1) Firm (Original Mix). 2) Firm Dub (Piper Street Sound Remix). 3) Real Nation Builder Dub (Piper Street Sound Remix).
[Label: Boom One Records (EP Digital: 2015)

Buy EP on  iTunes - Google Play - Amazon

.2015 - Sinner EP
(Original Press):
"Firm EP" 2015
1) Sinners (Feat. Leaf of Life & Dean Fraser). 2) Sinners Dub. 3) Sinners (Instrumental Mix).
[Label: Boom One Records (EP Digital: 2015)

Buy EP on  iTunes -  GoglePlay -  Amazon


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Asante Amen "Roots & Kulcha" (Official Video)

Asante Amen "Not Today" 2016

Asante Amen "Burning Fyah (Dubplate Cut)" 2016

Asante Amen "Hard Time Pressure (Sugar Minott Cover)" 2016

Asante Amen "Go Before Me" produced by Vivian Jones & Disciples

Asante Amen "Forever Loving Jah"

Asante Amen "Sinner"

Asante Amen "Only Rasta Fari" - (Official Video)

Asante Amen "What is This?"


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