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Beauty. Love. Freedom. These elements shine forth in the diverse sounds of Jamaican-born artist Kristine Alicia.
With her debut album already having earned several awards and an impressive list of collaborations under her belt,
the Miami-based singer/songwriter is currently promoting her new single “Freedom Fighters” that displays her
Caribbean roots. The exquisite blend of reggae rhythms, soulful melodies and pop fusion influences, accompanied
by her strong, sultry voice and multi-talented abilities, allows Kristine Alicia to freely express herself in the
universal language of music that crosses boundaries into many cultures.
Since first public singing performance at the age of 9 in her
hometown of Kingston, it was obvious that Kristine was meant to
make her mark on the music world. Her talents were cultivated by
her father, a classical musician and minister, who taught all six of
his children to sing and play the piano. What started as a family
pastime quickly became Kristine’s passion, as her mother
encouraged her to use the gift of her voice for the Lord’s
purposes. During her teens, she competed in numerous festivals,
winning at the local, state, and national levels, as she dreamed of
one day becoming a communicator and promoter in the music
industry. While at college, Kristine refined her vocal abilities as
part of the university’s gospel choir Souls A’ Fire. In 2004, she
won the South Florida Gospel Network Talent Fest, which landed
her in the recording studio with several producers and artists.
Her 2008 debut studio album release Get Ready propelled Kristine Alicia into the forefront of the Caribbean gospel
community. The project garnered an unprecedented eight nominations at the 2009 Marlin Awards, as Kristine
took home both Artist of the Year and Female Reggae Vocal Performance of the Year. The music video for the title
track received heavy rotation on MTV Tempo across the Caribbean region. Kristine has collaborated with artists of
the likes of Monty G, Sherwin Gardner, Nigel Lewis and Papa San, also opening up for Etana and Freddie
McGregor. She has performed in the USA, Canada, the Bahamas, Trinidad and Jamaica.
In 2011, Kristine Alicia released three singles. “Philistine” is a dancehall-pop
fusion track featuring Papa San, which has already won a 2010 Marlin Award
for DJ Collaboration with Vocals of the Year. The upbeat “World Record” is a
fusion of reggae, pop and Hip Hop, motivating the listener to walk in the
freedom and not be limited to the world’s expectations and traditions. “I Choose
You” remains an all-time favourite with a music video that showcases
Kristine’s transparency in her music and lyrics. Currently, Kristine is working
on her sophomore at this time with producers like Jason Farmer, Ronnie Cash,
Rory Gilligan, Johnny Clarke, Conrad Glaze and others. The single Your Lady
produced by Ronnie Cash and Rescue by ‘Jason J-Vibe’ Farmer confirmed her
direction in the reggae music market in 2012. Her single Rescue was a huge
success, helping her raise thousands to help refurbish The Jamaica Children’s
Home and in 2014 the song won another Marlin Award for Vocal Performance of the Year. Kristine is now ready to
set ablaze again releasing new music with a new and fresh sound. Whether on stage, in the streets or online, Kristine
Alicia delivers a consistent message: Love God, love people and stand for justice.