For almost 20 years, Andrew Hanson has worked the north coast circuit as singer, Kappo. He also records, with his new single an ode to ‘the good weed’.
The self-produced Sensimillia was released in March last year, but with developments regarding ganja moving apace in Jamaica, Kappo is still pushing it.
“I fully support the decriminalisation of ganja,” he boldly stated.
Since late 2014, the Jamaican government has eased restrictions on the use of ganja. Legislations include making persons with small amounts of ganja exempt from prosecution.
Sensimillia, Kappo hopes, will get him in the mainstream. Performing on the north coast, he points out, has its benefits and disadvantages.
“The advantages of been a north coast act is that you have the opportunity to perform for all different kinds of visitors from all over the world, and it’s a building ground for me as an artiste,” he said. “Disadvantages are, corporate Jamaica never get to see or hear you and can also limit your chances of being able to make contact with producers in the main hub for the music which is in Kingston,” he added.
The Clarendon-born artiste kicked off his career in 1999 at Breezes Hotel in Montego Bay. He has performed at Pebbles Resort, Sandals Whitehouse, and Goldeneye, among others.
Kappo made his recording debut in 2005 with the original Never Wanna See You Cry.