Kashief Lindo

5/5 stars



        Internationally acclaimed Kashief Lindo, was born in Jamaica and is an exceptional Vocalist, Musician, Songwriter and Producer. Additionally, he has become proficient at the studio console. “Working in the studio is second nature, with satisfaction, burning energy, it’s just more fun than work” says Kashief. 

        His father, Willie Lindo, Produced and wrote some of Reggae’s most popular songs, to the likes of Artists such as Beres Hammond, Dennis Brown and Maxi Priest, just to name a few. Willie took Kashief to the studio almost every day from birth and nurtured him in an environment dedicated to the creation of music.

       There were numerous times when Willie and Beres were in the studio recording for hours upon hours, while four-year-old Kashief would sit and watched patiently as the masterminds worked. On One night, on their way home, the idea for one of Beres’s popular songs were born. They worked on the melody until they got to their destination and knew they had a hit, so they decided to record the song the following day but unfortunately, neither Beres nor Willie could remember the melody of the song. They tried tirelessly but could not get it. When they finally gave up, they heard four-year-old Kashief humming the melody effortlessly. At that point, they realized that this young boy had a special gift and talent.

       Beres insisted that Willie record Kashief. Thus, his first recording, “Live with Love” was created. Although Kashief has been highly influenced by the great reggae balladeers he grew up listening to, his personal CD collection includes, R&B, Hip Hop, Latin, Country, Pop, and all other genres of music. His voice has been described as a cross between Stevie Wonder, Sam Cooke, and Michael Jackson, all of whom influenced Kashief.

     Kashief Lindo’s debut album, entitled “Trouble Free” swept the charts in the United States, Europe and Japan. The album features his remake of a Jimmy Cliff classic, Many Rivers to Cross, a rendition that brought rave reviews.  He has subsequently released eleven other albums, namely: “Push for Your Goal,” an album aimed at motivating young children towards educational upliftment, followed by “Soul and Inspiration,” “What Kind of World,” and “Kashief Sings Christmas,” then came his first all original album, “We Need Love,” which demonstrated Kashief’s writing and production skills.

     The album “Solid Soul,” is a collection of soulful ballads paying tribute to soul music. When asked why he chose to do an all-ballad CD, Kashief replied, “Through the years I have learnt that to be good at your craft, you must pay close attention to others that have mastered theirs. So, from Nat King Cole to Michael Jackson, I have listened, studied, pondered and sometimes been mesmerized by their amazing gifts. As a reggae balladeer, it is not unusual to cover R&B songs infused with our pulsating reggae rhythms. There is a need, a desire, an obligation, to pay tribute to soul music by covering songs with the same soulful, rhythmic delivery that they were originally done. Therefore, my gift to you is sixteen ballads, which I hope are selections that you can share with that special person.”

     Other albums are “Keep on Keepin’ On” which include songs such as How Can We Ease the Pain, Paradise Jamdown (remix) and Send Me Your Love. The “Out Take” album featured songs like Is It All Over Now, All in Love, Human Life, and Music Is a Part of Me. His most recent album is “A Reggae Tribute to Michael Jackson”, an 18 tracks compilation album of Michael Jackson’s most popular and meaningful songs, which he wails his alto over the original arrangements adapted to rhythms that covers the spectrum of Jamaican popular music – from ska beats to rock steady and reggae plus dancehall flavors, as he portrays MJ signature vocal sounds.

      Kashief is a laid-back and humble person, but when he touches the stage he demonstrates skills of a seasoned veteran. He has toured Japan, North America, Jamaica and the Caribbean. The Tamika Awards presented Kashief for “Best Male International Singer” and the ReggaeSoca Music Awards bestowed the honor of “Album of the Year” for the work “We Need Love”.

      This International World Extraordinaire, exhibits exemplary character. He greets everyone with that great smile and positive vibrations. He spends most of his time in the studio, working with his father, not seeking fame or fortune, but making a positive contribution to the world with his music. He lives by his convictions and will not produce or be a part of anything negative or derogatory and continues to live his life, trouble-free.