Taking off from where he left off in 2011, world music recording artist and 2011 Punta Artist of the Year, Soriano Jasha, will kick off the 2012 campaign with events in New York City for Valentine’s Day Weekend and perhaps his most sought performance during Miami’s Calle Ocho festival in Miami for the First Annual Rebane & Puntafest 2012. An electrifying, energizing performer and a visual producer, Soriano Jasha is part of a collection of Garifuna musicians whom are defining the genre of Punta Rock and infusing the newly Urban Punta Rock that is heard in clubs in New York, Miami, Houston, Los Angeles, Boston, Chicago and New Orleans to mention a few markets.
During 2011, Soriano came out like the Navy Seal Special Forces: undetected. He serenated and broadened his fan base through a variety of music video releases – only second to the Prince of Belize Lova Boy.
Born and raised in the Caribbean Coasts of Central America, Soriano has deep roots in Belize and Labuga (Livingston) Guatemala. When he was 18, he moved to Belize where he made his mark as a Spanish Hip Hop and Reggaeton artist. Traveling through Belize, a young Soriano performed with underground artists like “Hangdog”, “Jason Polonio”, “Smurfit”, “Tiger” and a host of Belizean musicians. While adventuring in Mexico, he set his eyes on the United States and eventually made a move to come the United States where he lived in Los Angeles, Chicago, Las Vegas, New York and settling in Connecticut. Prior to staying in Connecticut, he lived in Puerto Rico for 4 years where he met and collaborated with Calypso, Reggaeton and Soca Artists from Puerto Rico and Haiti.
“LOVE AND PASSION”
“Music to me is love and passion”, he said while he toured the city of Houston in 2011 at Hamacas Restaurant on Bellaire in Southwest Houston. And to prove his preach, he approached the restaurant owner and gave her a “Wara Wara” t-shirt along with his CD.
“I believe Garifuna music is about to explode”, he continued while yanking a well prepared Honduran breakfast.
“Is just a matter of time.”
When broke to the scene, he created a musical earthquake with the addictive “Wara Wara” song in 2010 to which became both the video and song of the summer 2010. Not stopping there, he released “Beiba” in the Spring of 2011 and released the video which became a holiday gift. Along the way, he released “Zukozi” video which featured professional dancers and became a very popular song within the Caribbean basin. His tour continued on to Los Angeles to a sold out PUNTA FOR EDUCATION concert and ended with another sold out “Pororo” in December.
His 2012 calendar is similar to Obama: booked! With events around the country.
“I am one of many whom are taking our music to a new level”, said Soriano. “We have good musicians and stand on the shoulders of many greats whom have made a tremendous contribution to the music and to Garifuna culture and am committed have people enjoy the variety that’s coming out of our community and celebrate Garifuna / Latino and Caribbean Music….Jashaaaaaaaa!”
He has collaborated with GCK aka Socie Style, Don Cuellar, Young Gari, Dither Palacio, Big Kev from GX Team and many other high profiled Punta Rock Musicians.
Soariano videos are shot on location. One surprise that stood out in 2011 was when he took his production crew to Times Square and gave tourist a one-on-one of Punta. He also shot “Beiba” on Snoop Dogg’s famous Long Beach in California.
In addition, Soriano is working with Serafin Studio from the Chosen Few who have worked big names that includes Don Omar, Wisin & Yandel and Baby Ranks to name a few.