This song is about enjoying the simple pleasures of Jamaican island life as a tourist and a Jamaican coming back home.
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Shalli and her team traversed the island and shot glorious footage of Jamaica at its very best.
Of course, there are the beaches, sun and river falls aspect of the visit with the happy faces of the natives telling a story; the boys playing football, the cane man expertly peeling the cane; rafting; the dutchie with the ackee and saltfish being cooked; in fact, a great mixture of the sights, sounds and taste of the island chronicling the Jamaican experience, all in one video.
In fact, Shalli herself looks the part of a real island girl enhances the authenticity of the visual.
She noted that “Down In Jamaica” has special significance to her and it is a song that she poured her heart and soul into.
“I wanted to do a powerful tribute song to Jamaica and the fantastic people and this is it,” she said simply.
“Down In Jamaica” evokes nostalgia and instantly makes the Jamaican living overseas want to go back home, while at the same time, it speaks eloquently to the prospective visitors who are desirous of spending quality time at the perfect Caribbean getaway.
Shalli has been singing for audiences in her church choir since the age of five; by age 12, she was writing poetry and at 14 she was crafting lyrics to original songs. In her later teen years, she would perform some of these original songs with a musical group she helped to create.
The budding songstress has continued to hone her image and powerful onstage presence and has performed alongside many of worlds leading acts.
Enjoy “Down In Jamaica” music video by Shalli.