Cen’C Love’s December was one for the highlight reel as it was filled with performances, fashion and festivities; all of which served to deepen her connection with fans.
Early in the month, Cen’C performed in Washington D.C. and Maryland where she performed for ‘A Night of Music, Fashion and Pep.’ The show was hosted by one of DC’s most recognized personalities, Peppy Parke, and also featured fashion from Cen’C’s Mom, Sequoia, whose fashion line, Ites International, is embraced by fashionistas worldwide.
Prior to Cen’C’s evening performance, the star performed and was interviewed on one of DC’s favourite television stations, Fox DC. Fusing Jazz with Reggae through her beautifully unique voice, Cen’C and Asadenaki performed the acoustic version of “Hey You” for WTTC TV viewers which included overtones of the classic Bob Marley “Waiting in Vain.”
Capping off the weekend, Cen’C and brother Asadenaki performed an acoustic set as part of a sold out show featuring Morgan Heritage and Richie Spice; their performance was very well received, and even included a request from fans to hear “CASANOVA,” the lead single from Cen’C’s album Love Letter.
Cen’C closed out December with a performance in Miami to celebrate fellow artist Born Free’s ‘Embrace the Positive’ concert which was held at Delray Beach.
Cen’C’s festive spirit welcomed the energy of 2012 along with friends and fans at the Project Africa show at Wicky Wacky in Bull Bay, Jamaica. Headlines by the re-energized Sizzla Kalonji, the beachside venue was a perfect setting for Cen’C’s dynamic performance.
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About Cen’C Love:
Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Fashion Designer, Visual Artist, Cen’C Love is a 21stcentury renaissance woman. Born in America to Caribbean parents, a Jamaican dad and Grenadian mom, Cen’C Love was raised between Kingston, New York and Atlanta. Her early school years in Jamaica grounded her in her father’s culture and exposed her to the roots of Rastafari and Reggae music.
Cen’C Love has the sultry voice and soulful sounds of a Billie Holiday, the musicianship of Laure Hill and the word wit of Jill Scott. None of this should be surprising since Cen’C is the prodigy of the illustrious “Wailers” family of Reggae and the daughter of founding member of the acclaimed group, Neville Livingston, AKA Bunny Wailer.
Her debut album, LOVE LETTER, on the Lyvestone Music label, is a musical journey through the myriad landscapes of Love. Her message is poignant and inspiring in songs like PARADISE and HEY YOU, stripping away the fear of baring our souls to love.
The Wailers’ legacy becomes clearly apparent in Cen’C’s socially conscious songs such as CYSTEM, which describes the Babylon matrix control system and THESE LIES, about low self esteem and the resulting obsessions with materialism and artificial identities.
Cen’C has performed in Jamaica, Atlanta, St Croix, Los Angeles New York and Amsterdam. In Atlanta at the 2008 Natural Hair Show, at the Centennial Park Wednesday Wind-down in July 2008 and again in August 2010, she performed for very appreciative audiences. She appeared at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam 2008 and at the Reggae Awards in New York in the spring of 2009.
Since the launch of her album LOVE LETTER in February 2011, Cen’C, whose name means ‘the highest grade,’ has been based in Kingston, Jamaica, promoting her album. The first single, CASANOVA, peaked at #6 on the Reggae Singles Chart. She has had numerous radio and television appearances including ‘The Entertainment Buzz’ on IRIE FM, Smile Jamaica on TVJ, HYPE TV’s Video Countdown and A Fe We Choice Music Countdown. Her print media features include the Jamaican Gleaner, Star, Observer, and High Times magazine. She is a favorite of internet radio shows, magazines and blogs.
Cen’C has been actively polishing her talents on local stages with performances at Spring Break, Negril Escape’s One Love Concert Series, Sumfest, and Capleton’s A St. Mary Mi Come From. With her new band, Love Express, Cen’C has been playing her part in the recent resurgence of live Reggae shows around Jamaica at Jonkonoo Lounge’s Plug and Play, Redbones Cabaret Series, Breadbasket Poetry Festival at Taino Cove, Treasure Beach, Jamnesia and Wicky Wacky in Bull Bay and Isis’ Conscious Reggae Party Series. She shuns tracks, preferring to perform acoustic sets with her brother Asadenakion on drums if her band is not accommodated.
Cen’C moved to Atlanta as a teenager where she attended Dekalb School of the Arts, a performing arts high school for high achievers. There along with talents such as R&B crooner Lloyd and professional dancer Saidah Nairobi, she studied music, dance, and drama. She was trained in classical voice by Jamaican born opera singer, Mrs. Dawn-Marie James neeVirtue.