Groundings with 9 at the Zen Shin Martial Arts Academy in Birmingham

This past Sunday at the Zen Shin Martial Arts Academy in Birmingham was a beautiful gathering of health conscious souls, with yoga, breathing and reasoning with Jah9.

“It is such an honor to meet some of the beautiful, humble and brilliant people on this journey. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to learn, grow and build with those who are practicing love and healing as a lifestyle and not just a brand.

Some of them, you may never know because they don’t really interact on social media. Others are spreading their light without any thanks and getting joy from just knowing they are of service. And I love how they keep me in check, Iron sharpens Iron.

Incredible humans just being…

Love you all unconditionally. #Tribe”




What is being described as the Jamaican Bueno Vista Social Club, is a documentary style short film by director Peter Webber, featuring Jah9, Winston McAnuff, Cedric Myton, Kiddus I, Ken Booth, Judy Mowatt and more. Jah9, alongside the crew, recently celebrated the impending release of the docufilm, which is slated for an August 30th release.

Along with her feature in the film, Jah9 is also featured on the album for the documentary, more specifically the cover of Judy Mowatt’s smash hit Black Woman. The two duet a beautiful remake of the iconic song. Watch below.






On the road, Jah9 releases for free download 9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings, a thought-provoking and intentional mix of originality and inspiration to gear up for her highly-anticipated sophomore album '9' . With Jah9's lioness lyrical dexterity and soulful rich production, her authentic spirit shines throughout her latest offering. Vol 2. features original, never-before-heard music including "Unafraid" (a standout track from her upcoming album addressing child molestation) and pays homage to some of Jah9's greatest influencers, both spirtually and musically.

She incorporates empowering speeches from  Haile Selassie I, Nefer Amen Ra Un,  Drunvalo Melchezidek, encouraging her listeners not only to journey into higher levels of consciousness, but seek out information and knowledge. She also celebrates some of her most beloved musical inspirations with one-of-a-kind covers of Nina Simone's "Misunderstood" Tracy Chapman's "She's Got A Ticket," Ras Micheal's "New Name," Dennis Brown's "Blood City" and an invigorationg medley of Sizzla Kalonji.

The 18-track selection features original production from Jah9 and live instrumentation from her band The Dub Treatment including Sheldon Bernard, Janoy Ellis, Omar "Jalanzo" Johnson, Aeion Hoillet, Andrew "Chako" Edwards & Fanso Craig.  The collection is mixed & dubbed by Hasani 'Snysh' Williams. This part two installment follows Jah9's 2012 9mm Vol 1: Message Music, a precursor to her debut New Name.

9mm Vol. 2: Pre-Album Groundings is an introduction of what's to come on 9 | 9 | 2 + 0 + 1 + 6 = 9. Her entirely self-produced sophomore album 9is a combination of intellectual rigor, real world activism and lyrical musicality.  The album's first single "Humble Mi" is available now on iTunes.

First Single from '9' The Album

We have much to give thanks for knowing that where there is life, there is infinite potential. Enjoy the first official single from "9" The Album "Humble Mi" ... Give thanks to Lost Ark Music for producing this track with I and Joavan Puran art for the Phine work on this painting... humbled.

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Jah9 covers Riddim Magazine

In preparation for Jah9's new album, German based magazine, Riddim honours her on the cover alongside Akae Beka aka Vaughn Benjamin of Midnite. Copies available on June 16.

MAC Cosmetics interviews Jah9 for "Global Heroes" series

Jah9 is the stage name of Janine Cunningham, the Jamaican reggae artist whose blend of protest and playfulness is a big hit back home and steadily gaining momentum further afield. Spinning messages of social justice with more light-hearted themes, such as her paean to the humble “Avocado” in her 2013 hit of the same name, there is always an emphasis on vitality, sunshine and health. Here, she explains why staying true to who you are and eating well are the keys to unlocking inner beauty.

Have you come to view yourself differently since achieving musical success?
I’ve been writing since I was six years old, uncensored, for my own therapy. When I started writing songs for other people, I became more conscious of having to communicate a clear message.  But it’s improved my process. My fans like my candour and the fact I’m unapologetic in my views

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Jah9 reveals the first single for her upcoming debut album via David Rodigan's "Sista Session" recently recorded at Anchor Studios. The single, titled 'Humble Mi', was aired via BBC 1Xtra and can be watched via 1Xtra's youtube channel. Jah9's follow-up to her 2013 debut album, "New Name" is divinely dubbed "9" and will be released this Summer

This is the year of '9'

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Jah9 has kicked of 2016, the year of 9 (2+0+1+6=9), with a slew of new music and videos. The "Jazz On Dub" empress just revealed a captivating visual of her beautiful homeland for her song "Feeling Irie".  The video, directed by Samo Kush-I, was shot in the Portland parish - boasting lush vegetation, beautiful beaches and awe-inspiring views. "Feeling Irie" is a collaboration with VP records and celebrated producer, Clive Hunt. The album is now available on iTunes and on vinyl


Jah9  teamed up with Clive Hunt and VP Records, to recreate Dennis Brown's single "Bloody City". The single is featured on Dennis Brown's cover album named "We Remember Dennis Brown"

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