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Miriam Simone

By November 5, 2015Articles, Interviews, Magazine
Miriam Simone-Island Stage Magazine- Interview

Miriam Simone is one of Europe’s hottest up-coming female Reggae artists, hailing from Amsterdam and now resident in Surinam. To-date she has released four music videos, and several singles, performed at major Reggae events, collaborated and shared stages with some of Reggaes biggest artists.

At the age of four Simone started to sing. She was influenced by Gospel, Soul and Reggae music. At the age of thirteen she sang with several bands and church choirs in Amsterdam. She later joined a Dutch group called Dredda Youthz, where she rocked on several tunes that were major hits in Surinam. One of these songs were entitled ‘Uma no Krey’. This was merely the beginning of Simone’s career.

In 2010, Simone decided to launch her solo career. She then co-founded the music label Dredda Records. In July, 2012, she release her debut EP entitled ‘Follow My Dreams. This EP included the singles, ‘Disappointed’ and ‘You Know How To Love’, produced by Bobby ‘Digital’ Dixon. The singles received high rotation on Jamaican television and cable networks, including Hype TV, CVM TV and RE TV. Radio stations in Jamaica, such as Irie FM, Hitz 92 FM and Roots FM also welcomed the Dutch/Surinam singer with open arms.

Her single, ‘Disappointed’, won the What’s the Verdict award for best online international song of 2012 on Roots FM (Jamaica).

To-date, Simone has shared stages with some of the most renowned Reggae artists in the world, such as Sizzla, Chronixx, Jah 9, Tarrus Riley and I Octane and performed at major events such as Capleton’s show St Mary We Come From, Trenchtown Rock, Tarrus Riley & Friends, along with several other shows in Jamaica, Surinam and Amsterdam. She has also collaborated with Jamelody, Fyakin and Lutan Fyah.

In March 2013 Simone released the single ‘Dem A Chat’, accompanied by a music video and she released her project; a Mixtape also entitled Dem A Chat.

After holding the no. 1 position for 6 weeks on Suriname’s national radio station ‘Srs’ with ‘Dem a Chat’, she gained a lot more recoqnition and attention. Miriam Simone is ready to take it to the next level, 2015 will be the year of her debut album ‘Mount Zion’. The first single from the new album was ‘Rivers’ and her latest single with Lutan Fyah named “His Kingdom Arise” topped the number 1 position on Radio Kankantrie for 4 weeks.

Miriam Simone is ready for the world with this new album “Mount Zion”.

See our full interview with Miriam Simone here

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