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.