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New York City-based roots rock songwriter/singer Kwame Binea who fronts the Kwame Binea Shakedown has announced the worldwide digital release of their debut single, “Let Go,” for Tuesday, April 7, 2015 via CDbaby.com and all their major digital distribution partners including iTunes and Amazon.com. Binea will be celebrating the single and video release with a performance at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City on Friday, April 3, 2015. The event will be followed by a sneak preview of the “Let Go” post after-party at the venue.

“Let Go” is a rock/funk/soul song that lyrically invokes and offers an inspired message that the best way to overcome a spurned lover or lingering adversity is to think positive, know when it’s time to move on and just let go. It was co-written and produced by Kwame Binea and guitarist Justin Wilcox for Binea’s indie imprint, Pelopos Entertainment Group. The song also features the rest of the Shakedown band, drummer Medley Shabazz, guitarist Art Vanterpool, bassist Phil Bass, Daron Wright on keyboards, Kengo Yamada on saxophone and Brian Varneke on trumpet. The “Let Go” video was culled from a Kwame Binea Shakedown live performance at the Brooklyn Bowl earlier in 2015.
“We’ve been in the studio writing, recording and performing live for a while,” says Kwame, “so this first single release, ‘Let Go,’ is a big step for us. We felt it was time to give all our loyal fans something they could finally keep. Like most of our songs, ‘Let Go’ embodies the message of peace, love and positivity that propels and drives our music,” he added.
Binea, a lithe and fit 6’5 rocker to the core has a vivacious smile and a full head of dreadlocks cascading to his mid-back (as staple of identity for the past eight years). He grew up splitting time in West London (his birth place) and in his native origins, Ghana. He later moved to Cherry Hill, NJ as a teenager where he started to unearth his artistic aspirations as a burgeoning songwriter/singer/guitarist. He initially teamed up with guitarist/vocalist Justin Wilcox in college and the duo became the nucleus for expanding and founding the multicultural fusion of rock, soul/rhythm & blues, blues and reggae collective that spawned the Kwame Shakedown in Harlem, NY (2011).

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