Xana Romeo has emerged in this time as a prolific reggae siren with a powerful and distinctive message that resonates strongly among her generation of revolutionary youth. Awakening the senses with the contrast of her soothing melodies and energetic instrumentation, Xana flutters soulfully atop cool dub rhythms and electrifies the beat with potent lyrics that energize hearts and minds.
Born Azana Makeda Smith on August 26, 1994 in the historic Kingston community of Greenwich Town, Xana Romeo is a singer in possession of a voice and alluring presence as captivating as her mythical name. The young reggae siren’s musical education began at a tender age under the keen eyes and ears of her father, veteran Reggae singer Max Romeo, a wise teacher who encouraged his youngest daughter at every step along her natural progression. “I look up to my dad as an idol in the music business as he's the one who inspired me to do music for the people”, Xana says. After years of patient development, this child of the music stands poised to share her signature vocal styling’s with the world. Faithfully advancing along her musical path, Xana’s steady rise as a Roots, Dub, and Reggae artiste has been attracting positive attention from music lovers across the globe. Her talents extend beyond singing to also include song writing and the visual arts. This commitment to multi-dimensional creativity and self-sustainment stems from the example set by her father. Given what I know of his substantial musical catalogue as well as his way of life, I can say from my heart he lives a life that one can model. His philosophy and ‘livity’ is close to the teachings of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia, and this gives inspiration along my own journey.”! Having grown in her musical expression as singer, composer, and arranger, and after years of gaining exposure from touring successfully with her family, Xana Romeo is now ready to share her music and message with all corners of the globe.! !“The purpose of my music is the message. When someone listens to Xana Romeo's songs I want them to feel inspired and motivated to carry out any personal self-cleansing by the renewal of their minds.”
With a stream of impressive live performances and the release of several standout singles over the years including ‘Rate Rasta’, and ‘Righteous Path (Our Father)’, 2016 saw the release of ‘Mercy Please’, the first single from her debut album. True to its reggae roots, the powerfully delivered message music from her upcoming ‘Wake Up’ project pulsates from the speakers, and is already creating tremendous excitement for the album’s November 2016 release date. ! As we observe Xana Romeo’s steady rise from the pool of rich musical talent found in Jamaica, we can see the increasing momentum of her journey as well as the growth of her gift as a storyteller. Her music stands as testament to the resilience of the divine feminine spirit and the importance for this energy to be shared throughout the world. There is much to look forward to and many more stories to be told by this enchanting songstress. Journey with her along her musical mission. Available for booking festivals and venues internationally.