The Button Factory, Dublin: Friday, May 3rd 2019.
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Jafaris announces highly anticipated debut headline tour
Zimbabwe born and Dublin raised, hip-hop artist Percy Chamburuka known better by his stage name, Jafaris announces his debut headline tour to coincide with his debut album ‘Stride’ which is sure to see him cement his place as one of Ireland’s foremost players of the new generation of the Irish hip-hop.
Jafaris - Time
In 2017, Jafaris released his debut EP. As a body of work ‘Velvet Cake’ oozed in 90’s nostalgia and crafted catchy and conscientious songs that flirted with soul and pop and attracted attention from publications like Hot Press and District Magazine. It’s no surprise that Jafaris cites the music of J.Cole, Anderson Paak, Kendrick Lamar and Mick Jenkins as his influences all of whom are contemporary artists in their own right but produce their own unique sound, just like the hip-hop artist from Dublin. As a modern hip-hop artist, Jafaris combines rap, an array of beats, raw melodies and singing.
Raised in the Dublin suburb of Tallaght, Jafaris’ musical calling came a little later than most. Before the dazzling lyricism and poetic resonance, he brought to the emerging Irish music scene, dance had always been his passion and career path. It was through a dance audition that the multi-talented musician landed the role of Ngig in the 2016 Irish film sensation ‘Sing Street’ directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker John Carney.
Musically, his uncompromising fluency of expression means he is as exciting as he’s ever sounded. In 2016, Jafaris hooked up with Diffusion Lab, a music production refuge on Wellington Quay that’s seen a whole bunch of Dublin’s remarkable talent come through its doors including Soulé, Flynn, Rushes, DAY_S, All Tvvins and Hare Squead to name a few. Since joining the teram, the triple threat, rapper, actor and dancer has gone on to become a knockout performer. In 2017 he performed at Forbidden Fruit, Hard Working Class Heroes and performed with the RTÉ Orchestra for the Story of Hip Hop at Electric Picnic. In 2018 he went one further and represented Ireland at Eurosonic 2018, played the main stage at Longitude, and returned to Electric Picnic with the RTÉ orchestra and what’s more, he headlined the Other Voices stage.
In July 2018, Complex UK premiered the music video for Jafaris’ first single ‘Found My Feet’ off his debut album ‘Stride’ which is being released March 8th . The song is about finding oneself and celebrating the newfound confidence that comes with that. 2019 looks to be a big year for Jafaris as he prepares to release his debut Album ‘Stride’.
Jafaris will play the Button factory on Friday 3rd may with tickets from €15.45 incl booking fee on sale now from Ticketmaster