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Aza Lineage


Aza Lineage, born Dana Bernard, is a Reggae artist from Kingston Jamaica. Aza was influenced by Reggae and Dancehall Music from an early age via Serious Gold, a Sound System that was owned and operated by her cousins. With the upcoming of cable TV in the '90s, Hip Hop and R&B music were broadcasted in Jamaica, and Aza instantly fell in love with both genres: My style of music is a combination of Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, Revival and Sound System Culture. Her art is about "decoding the Roots" by drawing great inspiration from Dennis Brown, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and The Fugees. Her way of "honoring and continuing the works and the legacy of Reggae and Dancehall movers and shakers, is about reaching out and making heartical connections", she claims, by manifesting and spreading "total self-awareness, self-acceptance and selflove".

At the age of 16, Aza did her very first studio recording in the form of a dubplate for a New York based sound system, and the dubplate mashed up the dance it was designed for. Aza moved away from Kingston to Trelawny, where she worked in the tourism industry as an entertainment coordinator for a few years. On moving back to Kingston, she linked up with like minds—some talented youths from her hometown—who called themselves The Lineage Family. Knowing of her talent, they encouraged and assisted her in taking up music as a profession.

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