Debbie Defire

Singer/Song Writer Debbie Defire has re-emerged on the music scene.
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Debbie Defire

Singer / Song Writer

Singer/Song Writer Debbie Defire has re-emerged on the music scene.

She’s recently collaborated with a Tanzanian Hip Hop artist, Rosa Ree on a chart climbing tune titled; “Dip n’ Whine It”!

The pulsating, infectious sound of  “Dip n’ Whine It”, will instantly have you dancing and singing along, in English and Swahili! Coupled with its lively video, you’ll be swept away on a poly-rhythmic musical adventure!

“Debbie Defire”, as she is known in the many communities of her beloved city of Chicago, IL. USA for years graced multiple music venues; Most notably The Wild Hare, “Reggae Capital of The World” where she commanded the stage with her haunting vocals in 3 part harmony.

The consummate entertainer, Debbie Defire captured the hearts and minds of her many “cult-like followers! Although she moved from the states years ago, she yet holds the title:  “Chicago’s Queen of Reggae”!

Defire stepped on the music scene in the early 70’s in Jamaica where she penned other well know songs including “Travelling”, produced by dub music pioneer Lee “Scratch” Perry with Ernest Ranglin on guitar and “Uptown Top Rankin”; Although she was never properly credited as the writer of “Uptown Top Rankin” due to her little knowledge of the copyright law back then.

Down through the years her musical journey has brought her from the parishes of Jamaica to the urban centers of Chicago through the streets of England and now, onto the shores of Tanzania!

All along the way she’s joined up with notable musicians such as the renown late, legendary South African Jazz artist Hugh Masekela. The late “Lover’s Rocker Dennis Brown, the legendary Reggae Artist Jimmy Cliff and Chicago’s own blues/soul singer, producer Syl Johnson, to name a few.

Debbie is presently working on her next soon to be released single/video “Bongoland” to be filmed in Tanzania, where she travels often from her home in England for inspiration.

It is slated to drop in July 2019.

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Bongo Land was shot in Tanzania June 2019.
Debbie Defire Ft G Nako of Tanzania.
Special Thanks to: Betty Delfosse, Ingleton Madam consulate, and Carol Reid Make up artist.
Big Up to all the people who worked to make this a success BIG THANK YOU

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Another reggae classic love song by Debbie Defire taken from the upcoming EP titled WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE …Ms Defire has collaborated with one of Tanzania’s top young and talented producer King Luffa along with Zara Isaac Whyte from out of New York to create this phenomenal international sound of heavy drum and base infused with Afro beats…video directed by Travellah

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Rest In Power George Floyd and all other fallen souls due to police brutality, time for CHANGE….Peace and Love


Where do I go from here was written for my dearly beloved husband who lost his battle with cancer in 2019…This musical tribute to him will donate part of the proceeds from the sales of this song to cancer charity HHHO… Please help us to help others in these times of uncertainty… by purchasing this piece you will give a token of love and support to someone who needs a helping hand… For those of you who have lost your loved ones during 2020 I cannot begin to understand your pain, not being able to say goodbye in some case …I can only imagine ….I hope you find some strength and inner peace in this musical piece, lets look ahead for better days


This piece was co-written with my dear friend the late great Hugh Masekela RIP
We all have women in our families mothers, grandmothers, aunts, sisters, cousins and even daughters ….lets show everyone some RESPECT even our fathers, brothers, uncle’s, husband or lovers…We all want to be respected nuh true???
Nuff Love n Respect to you my brother and sisters of the world no matter your race we are human beings…..
Singer songwriter: Debbie Defire
Song writer: Hugh Masekela
Musical arranger producer: Luffa