Jamaican Roots

Demo Delgado was born and raised in Kingston, Jamaica.

“Since I’ve been aware of life around me, I’ve had an interest in music. There’s nothing else in the world that appeals to me as much.”

Delgado grew up in Maxfield Avenue, later moving to Seaview Gardens. His musical talent as a child was nurtured in this small community, and the likes of Shabba Ranks, Bounty Killer, Wayne Smith, and Elephant Man all shared the same struggle growing up in the garrison.

At age 15, his first record single “For No Reason” was released by Vertical Productions. By the time he was 18, he had two Jamaican radio hits: “Gal Dem Bebe” and “Dem No Worry We.”

At the age of 17, he was baptized in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church. Performing his baptism was Archbishop of the Western Hemisphere and South Africa, Abuna Yesehaq – the same priest who baptized Bob Marley. As he has grown as an artist and matured as a spiritual person, Delgado’s Rastafarian roots have reemerged.

“My music now is about consciousness. And I also want to teach youth about the Black Emperor, His Imperial Majesty Haile Selassie I”.