“You have to just teach the children what you can teach them and then...have fun!” ~Fiya on his music and life
He expresses a need to reach the youth with empowering lyrics of truth, joy and happiness, because:
“Once you know the truth, now you're really free...”
As more and more melanin-rich youth continue to be turned off by all of the violence, drugs and illicit sex (ironically, the very components that many pop-culture experts agree are necessary for making a hit record), nowadays with the use of the internet and other smart technology is “conscious music” making a comeback of sorts?
Hopeful, outdated romanticism?
Perhaps. However, the reality that the 'music industry' has become polluted and now promotes basically one type of message and imagery to our youth cannot be debated. Due to this imbalance, many listeners have been led to higher levels of awareness in their musical preferences, almost by default.
As the harmonic scales once again begin to tilt in favour of genuine talent, passion and artistry, the question is:
Can a world so “dumbed down” on all levels raise its collective consciousness to the point where a serious musician can be taken seriously?
Binghi Fiya seems to think so.
Binghi Bob delivers gems of knowledge in his easygoing, rhythmic style giving his fans a rare inner-view into the heart and mind of the artist as well as the man in the 3rd part of his melanin-rich moment.
He demonstrates a spiritual conviction of understanding that each person is here to perform a "certain works” and that even if we cannot fulfill our task to the image of perfection that we have in our heads, we should always persevere to do what we can.
“Once you realize that it is a glory...like a tree planted... If you're a mango tree, no matter what the weather is, you're a still a mango tree, but sometimes you might not bring the full amount..."
"We are here to do a certain works...so no matter what the time is or the crisis that you find, we still do the work..."
"Sometimes we don't get the opportunity to do it like we want to, or we should...but, we still are doing our work, 'cause even right here I am doing the work that I can...until I am able to do it to the (whole) world!"
"Amazing! Jah is truly amazing!”
No Fussin' and Fightin'
“No one knows the fullness of everything. Let 'em hold their joy. Let me hold my joy”, is how Binghi Bob responded when asked about personal belief systems and holidays amongst our people.
“Just let it go...we could be happy 365 days a year... The days, them never stop..!”
Although the very simple words of the Rasta man hold enormous insight, amidst so much war, anger and separation is the world ready for true expressions of love, peace and happiness?
Binghi Fiya states in very confident tones that he is ready to jump onto the international scene and demonstrate his “particular brand of spirituality”...the Fiya:
“We have a whole heap of music... We have ideas for the world!”
Contact Binghi Fiya:
Facebook: Binghi Fiya Reggae
Tel #: (876) 283-2541 – Jamaica