Jahgun (born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), is an international singer, songwriter, recording artist, and producer of Reggae, Roots Reggae, Ragga Muffin , Afro Beat, Dance Hall, World Music and Brazilian Music Genre.
Jahgun's work is an integration of his native Brazilian beat, African roots, and his passion for Reggae music, all taking place in this great melting pot, his current home town Los Angeles, California—making an extraordinary connection between Brazil, Jamaica and the U.S., bringing into his music an incredible mix of sounds, rhythms, and poetry.
Jahgun has dedicated himself to cultural activism in the struggle against racial discrimination and socioeconomic inequality. He believes that music heals and has the power to bring people together. The message in his lyrics promotes Positivity, Peace, Love, and Jah Blessing. Reggae music is his passion.
In his early career Jahgun participated in the Olodum Creative School back in his original home town of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. Olodum is a renowned musical ensemble and is also the creator of the new fusion of rhythms called Samba Reggae.
After moving to Los Angeles, California, in 2001, Jahgun was rapidly recognized for his tremendous talent and he was invited to be the lead singer of Badaue, a popular Los Angeles based Afro-Brazilian band that has won world music awards from Los Angeles magazines. In that same year he was invited to be one of singers for MiliMili, a world music band that drew massive crowds every time they played at venues in the Los Angeles area and beyond, including gigs abroad.
In the year of 2003 Jahgun founded a Los Angeles based Reggae band called Reggae Motion. Reggae Motion later became a movement to promote Unity of all Jah people called Reggae Motion Music. Reggae Motion Music is a unique combination of Reggae sounds with original English and Portuguese lyrics that speaks about... Peace, Love, Harmony and Jah’s blessing. The sound of Reggae Motion Music was an infusion of old familiar roots reggae with a fresh modern twist, and it was inspired by many legendary musicians. Reggae Motion has successfully created its own distinct style that blends serious conscious lyrics with a soulful rhythmic reggae beat.
In 2011 Jahgun, who is deeply influenced by so many cultures, sounds, and rhythms, decided to follow his vison and he created JAHGUN MUSIC, as Jahgun Music he has the versatility to include various different projects into his body of work, and some of those are: New Rockars, Afro-Beat, and The Orange Roots in which he participates bringing his all-around artistry to the project.
Jahgun has shared the stage with many renowned Reggae bands in the Reggae cene such as Israel Vibrations, Pato Banton, Toots and the Maytals, the Absinians, Midnite, Maxi Priest, MIchael Rose, Third World, Black Uhuru, Lutan Fyah, Don Carlos, and have showcased his musical work at numerous venues in the US including a few times at the famous House of Blues in Hollywood. He also participated in many Reggae Festivals in the U.S. and abroad, like, the City of Trees, ROTM, Brazilian Day, The Earth Day, and The Summer Splash Festival in Qatar, just to name a few. Jahgun has also opened for many renowned artists, including luminaries like Julian Marley, Ziggy Marley, Ki-many Marley, Alborosie, Natirutz Cidade Negra, and many others. His live performance always leaves the audience consciously satisfied and energized.
There is more in the works! JAHGUN MUSIC is always open to collaborations with different artists and it has become a power house of music, constantly evolving and bringing to the fans new sounds new productions and new music!
At the present moment Jahgun is working on new productions and touring in the U.S. and abroad. Jahgun’s mission statement is that through his music he can spread the word that we can all live in this world with Unity and Harmony. We are One!