From the album, 50 and Going Strong. Recorded at Jamoo Studios, Trinidad. Written and performed by Abbi Blackman. Produced by Isaac Blackman and Abbi Blackman. Mixed by Isaac Blackman. Mastered by GMasters. Directed By Remy.
Abbi Blackman is the oldest child of Sokah Music Creator, Lord Shorty and Jamoo Innovator, Ras Shorty I and also a: teacher, mother, songwriter, dancer, fashion entrepreneur and designer, costume and creative designer and Women’s Rights Advocate.
She became the Youngest EVER National Calypso Queen at age 14 in 1979 with “Young and Moving On” and won the prestigious Calypso Queen title again in 2005 with “Ah Seeing” and “Oh Man”. The multi-talented artisan has traveled and toured extensively throughout the world and she represented Trinidad at the 4th World Conference on Women, which was held in China in 1995. After earning numerous top level placements in local competitions and music festivals, she also placed fifth in last year’s “Independence Calypso Competition” and currently teaches music and dance to the next generation at Guayaguayare Secondary School.
To celebrate her 50th birthday, she will release a project entitled “50 and Going Strong”, which is also the theme for a commemorative concert to be held on her birthday at Queen’s Hall on August 8, 2014.