Marlon Asher, a native Trinidadian started singing at the age of 7 in the choir of his grandparent’s church. The name “Asher” was derived from the 12 tribes of Israel and “Asher” is the tribe which represents December and the spirit of Christ.

His musical style is that of a conscious reggae artist and he cites Bob Marley, Dennis Brown and Barrington Levy as some of his musical mentors.

Marlon feels that reggae touches his soul and he wants to communicate that extension of spiritual soulfulness with the world. A gifted musician, Marlon teaches musical arrangement of the steelpan, the national instrument of Trinidad and Tobago, to young enthusiasts with an average age range of 7- 17years.

Marlon Asher’s talent and ingenuity was revealed with the release of the song “Ganja Farmer” which became a huge hit via aggressive underground marketing. The song ‘Ganja Farmer’ was derived from an older selection named ‘Ganja Man’, which was also written by Asher. Asher maintains that he is not a ganja farmer and that the song does not promote the cultivation or use of the illegal substance. However, he hopes to create an awareness for the work that farmers do, and to be mindful, that regardless of their crop, destroying any farm takes away someone’s livelihood.

Edited by SanMan_ish on 12 Aug 2006, 17:31

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