Interview by Jennifer Cheshire
Kristine Alicia burst onto the reggae scene with her new album Songs From Zion produced by Rory “Stone Love” Gilligan, released on February 17 and is set to take the world by storm. “Where did she come from? Isn’t she a gospel singer?” you may ask. Kristine Alicia is a singer/songwriter who was born in Jamaica but moved to Florida while she was in High School, where she still resides. She comes from a musical background and like many singers her musical talent started in the church. She is a classically trained pianist and also a music teacher. Kristine Alicia ‘s first album “Get Ready” put her on the map within the gospel genre. She received 2 Marlin awards for Best New Artist and Best Vocal Performance for “Jehovah Jireh” Kristine has performed throughout the Caribbean and the US (which is where I first saw her) but her biggest performance to date was headlining the 2015 Groove Party in Nairobi, Kenya in front of a crowd of 30,000 people. The album “Songs from Zion” is a beautiful album with tracks that are totally authentic, highlighting Kristine’s strong faith in a way that relates to all of us. I heard the 2 tracks released to the media, “Zion” and “Roll It”, that are so totally different from each other that I couldn’t wait to hear the rest of the album. Believe me you will not be disappointed, it’s one of those albums where you can’t make up your mind which track is your favorite. Enough from me, let’s hear from the artist herself in a phone interview I did with her recently.