Althea Hewitt Sings about What matters to Women

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Having signed a lucrative three album deal with one of the world’s largest distributors of Jamaican recorded products, VP’s Records International (New York), Althea Hewitt has completed her debut album. Althea started performing in her father’s band (he plays the guitar) long before her teens. She grew up to represented her high school, Camperdown High in the Teen Star Search Competitions that took place during the 90’s.

Althea sang backup harmony in the recording studio and on stage for a number of recording artists including Garnet Silk, Norris Man, Bush Man, Richie Spice, Colin Levy and Chrisinti. She also sang background harmonies for Chaka Demus and Pliers and worked with Sony Records recording artist, Jamaica’s Diana King.

Althea and Diana King opened for American Rhythm and Blues Singer Jeffery Osborne when he performed in Jamaica. In 2005 she performed in Cayman with Pluto Shervington, Boris Gardener, Ernie Smith, Dwight Pinkney and some of Jamaica’s best musicians. Althea took part in the creation of the popular female group 4th Street Sista. In the year 2001 she won with 4th Street Sista the best performing artist award. Althea has recorded for well-known record producers like Fattis Burrell and Donovan Germaine.

On commenting on the direction of her debut album she said, “First as a young upcoming artist, I would like to pay respect to other female Reggae artists like Phyllis Dillon, Marcia Griffiths, and Cynthia Schloss. Because of this I am thinking of including some of their work on the album. I feel that I have a responsibility to set a positive example, so when composing my lyrics I would like to cover subject matters concerning the affairs of women”.
Althea Hewitt grew up on music and has now arrived with her latest album "Introducing Althea Hewitt" which debuted August 2008.


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