Having excelled on Jamaica’s north coast scene, singer Kappo is keen to make a similar impact on the wider market. He thinks his latest song, ‘Sensimillia’, can do the trick.
The self-produced song was released early last year when the marijuana debate in Jamaica was hot. Coming from the tourism circuit, Kappo admits it can be frustrating shaking his cabaret tag.
“It is very difficult breaking into the mainstream especially when you are an independent artiste that’s trying to promote yourself and doing all the groundwork with little or no help at all,” he said.
Most of his songs have got airplay on small radio stations in western Jamaica, but he is yet to enjoy that traction in Kingston where the influential media is based.
“I think sometimes when you’re not a household name they just play it (song) once or twice if you’re lucky and you basically never get any more play,” he said.
Born Andrew Hanson in Clarendon, Kappo has been a fixture in north coast hotels since 1999.
Sensimillia, his most ambitious project to date, is released on his Kappomuzic label.