BARBADOS – Farmer Ubu for Machel Music Academy Competition


My name is Deshon Griffith and my stage name is Farmer Ubu. I have been performing professionally for the past four years but music has been my passion since birth. I love Bashment Soca and have resolved to use my musical career to take Bashment Soca to the global stage.

I have been selected from among more than 150 contestants around the Caribbean to compete for a spot in the Machel Music Academy! The Academy takes place in Jamaica from December 19th to 22 and will benefit 3 Performers, 3 Producers and 3 Songwriters respectively; one of the participants will have the opportunity to perform alongside Machel Montano himself at Machel Monday next year.

My style of writing and performing Bashment Soca is unique because of my life experiences and aspirations. Through my music, I try to paint a vivid picture of my persona’s experiences as the original Bajan Farmer. I am pursuing a career in law so what I say in my songs and how I craft my lyrics are important to me. I like creating songs with playful lyrics and that are subject to different interpretations. I also draw inspiration from Sweet Soca when penning my songs and have begun to use the term “Sweet Bashment” to describe the direction in which my songs have been going as I continue to develop as an artiste.

The opportunity to attend the academy would propel my musical career to even higher heights and help fulfil my dream of making Bashment Soca recognised internationally.

Have you heard my song? I entered the Competition as a Performer with my song “Bashment Farm.” You can vote for me by:

1. Clicking this link

2. Clicking VOTE on the video for Bashment Farm

3. Repeating the above on as many devices as you can (laptop, phone, tablet)

 You can vote one time per day on EACH of your devices until Sunday December 10th! Remember to share with you family and friends and VOTE VOTE VOTE!

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