This Is Our Culture: Alicai Harley

Tanyel Gumushan /
Aug 25, 2017 / Music

It’s carnival season, and damn does Alicai Harley know it.

Her latest single, ‘Gold’, is an irresistible slice of summer. Filled with wiggling ear-worms to ensure that you’re singing the sugar sweet hook for the coming days, and gentle grooves to complement her attitude laced angelic vocal, the track is a guaranteed party starter.

Alicai Harley is the first lady of new label, BrukOut, a multi-platform to celebrate every element of Caribbean music and culture. ‘Gold’ ensures that the label is kicked off with a bang, a strong salute to womanhood from every lyric to every dancehall beat. She’s a firecracker of energy, blazing a trail that’s just beginning.

This is her culture.

‘Gold’

“I can be sexy without being explicit and still be a lady with class that knows what she wants.”

Dance

“Dancehall makes me happy on another level! It’s where I can be free with what I bring to a track whether that may be because of the content or vocally, I just feel in my element.”

First record

“My own! It was an E.P I released in 2012 titled ‘I’m Gonna Make It’.”

Choice of drink

“Whatever the bartender says is the best cocktail!”

Party trick

“You’ll probably fall for me.”

Handbag essentials

“My hard drive and headphones – I never leave home without either.”

Apps 

“Online banking is an absolute Godsend!”

 Last film

“Girls Trip – It really left me feel thankful of my close friends and almost appreciating each other as we saw a lot of our crazy personalities in those women.”

Words by Tanyel Gumushan

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