Smokie Cut releases song dedicated to victims of Erika

The cover for the song
The cover for the song

Touched by the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika on August 27, Goodwill-born, Jihad “Smokie Cut” Jean Jacques, decided to release a new single called, ‘Rebuild Dominica,’ dedicated to lives that were lost.

The well-known artiste, who has been in the business since 2001, told Dominica News Online (DNO) that he composed the song one day after the storm and it took him about 30 minutes to put together.

“The song is dedicated to the victims as a sense of relief,” he said. “When I saw the news and everything that continued to surface I decided to write the song.”

He said the song is one of his contributions so far since the storm.

He described how he witnessed the storm.

“The first day of the storm I was on my porch filming with my phone, because the water was very high on the streets, then I uploaded a first video to Facebook and it actually went viral,” he explained. “I didn’t know what happened to the rest of the country, I was just hoping that everyone were safe. The day after I heard that Petite Savanne was hit very bad…”

He said the entire matter had him emotional.

“I was sad,” he said.

He noted further that the song which has a sense of hope encourages persons to hold on, “giving them strength, comforting people, basically.”

“At the end of the day, we are one,” Smokie Cut remarked.

Help for the song came from Golda Scotland and Dynamiq Ryan who both provided backup and Cecil Joseph (Jr) of Wizard House Records located in Roseau.

Listen to the song below.

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  1. Behonest
    October 9, 2015

    I don’t know the guy however I think he and Golda got skillz…

  2. jones
    October 8, 2015

    Come on people can we stop complaining for once and support the young when they do something positive…we always see the negative…good job guys, stay blessed and do what you love.

  3. River Street
    October 8, 2015

    Nonsense. Isn’t our Dominica colloquialism not good enough for our artist? Be yourself. Thumbs down to this self denial.

  4. browneyesgirl
    October 7, 2015

    nice choice of words.

  5. DeauxCoCoZyaye
    October 7, 2015

    You can’t tell what is Dominican vs Jamaican these days. Our culture and accent is good enough dammit!

    • awa wi
      October 7, 2015

      allyu ppl to bad mind support d artist man. every competition in dca is some American song pop, western, etc nobody complains when calypso singers emulate Trinidad no problem. suspect allyu jus doh like reggae dancehall.

  6. trol
    October 7, 2015

    allu slow wi pal. weeks now that out. Big up tho for supporting the artist. Large up Smokie and Golda et al.

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