In Honor of Black Music Month and Caribbean Heritage Month, Grammy Award Winning Artist Estelle taps her Caribbean roots for a special edition of her Apple Music radio show.
Today, Friday June 17th, the award winning show, aptly named ‘The Estelle Show’ is set to feature an all island mix of Reggae, Soca, Calyspso, Jab Jab, and Dancehall.
The ‘American Boy’ singer has sought to connect to her Caribbean roots throughout her career. Her 2008 single ‘Come Over’ featuring Jamaican singer Sean Paul garnered international acclaim. In 2019, Estelle released a full reggae album, ‘Lover’s Rock’. Later that year, Estelle made history on the Essence Festival stage, bringing out legendary artists for the first ever Reggae performance in the show’s inception.
“I’m Grenadian and Senegalese, and I grew up in London. I was surrounded by Caribbean music my entire life. I’m celebrating the culture, but I’m also apart of it,” says Estelle.
Friday’s featured Djs are gearing up to have listeners waiving their flags! Kingpin of the legendary King Addies Family will represent Jamaica. Representing Trinidad will be Dj Gabsoul. Representing Grenada will be Kevin Crown. Representing Barbados will be Dj Indian & Chris Gayle.
“The King Addies brand is celebrating their 40th year anniversary next year. I’m a part of the younger set. We’ve dominated the sound clash space for a long time, but it’s an honor for someone like Estelle to highlight us on a major platform,” says KingPin.
Listen the show on demand here:
About The Estelle Show
You might know her for her hit single “American Boy” but Estelle-a Grammy-winning singer and accomplished actor-is an international woman. She’s one of nine siblings born in London to Grenadian and Senegalese parents, was raised musically on US gospel and hip-hop, moved to Los Angeles (for “career and peace,” she says), and has long collaborated with American peers like John Legend, Rick Ross, Kanye West, and many more.
On Apple Music Hits’ The Estelle Show, the singer shows off tastes that range from legends like Bob Marley, Prince, and Madonna to 21st-century ground-shakers like Wizkid and Lil Wayne.
But they’ve all got one thing in common: They’ve made what she considers to be some of the best music of the past few decades. “With my show,” she says, “you get to go into my mind, influences, and loves across the board as a kid from London to an adult now living in LA.”
Listen to The Estelle Show every Monday through Friday, only on Apple Music Hits