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Photography by: Roxanne Haynes
Caue Granello aka ‘Dada Yute’ began his musical career at the age of 17 as a background vocalist for one of the biggest Brazilian Reggae bands, ‘Lions of Israel’. Dada Yute was featured on their second album, ‘Palavra Viva’, where he recorded his first hit song entitled ‘Sofrimento Ùtil’. The band toured all over Brazil, following legendary artists like Gregory Issacs and Clinton Fearon, ‘The Gladiator’. The group was invited and participated in the World’s Largest Reggae Festival Jamaica’s Rebel Salute in 2006. The culture shock of what he saw in Jamaica drove him to want to learn English and in 2008 he returned to Jamaica alone for the second time on a pilgrimage to gain knowledge and experience.
After returning from Jamaica in January 2006, he assumed the role as lead vocalist of the ‘Lions of Israel’. One year later he began to develop his solo career working with the Legendary Producer and Dj Gustavo Sola (Gustah echosound).
Dada Yute who was influence by great legends like Bob Marley, The Mighty Diamonds, Junior Reid and new generations singers, Hugh Mundell, Garnet Silk, Yamy Bolo, and the Nyabinghi peace drumming chorus from Bobo Hill in Jamaica where Dada Yute journeyed to learn from elders in Jamaica about the King of Kings Haile Selassie l First Ancient King of Creation and the Rastafarian way of life. His music carries a message of Cultural Awareness. ‘Love til the End’ and ‘Mo Fya’ are just a few songs from his diverse catalog that addresses how to over come difficulties in life with faith, just cause and courage.
In 2015, Dada Yute recently release his EP entitled, ‘Zion Bird’, featuring five solid tracks, including the new singles ‘Love till The End’, ‘Filho de Jah’ featuring Michel Irie and ‘Ganjah Lips Woman’. ‘Ganja Lips Woman’ was produced by Gustah who leads the beats of the drums for the band ‘Timbalada’.
In 2016, Dada Yute recorded the EP ‘Another Gun Buzz’, which includes the hit ‘Rototom City’, the official theme of the festival ‘Rototom Sunsplash 2016’, which crowns its second participation in the event, accompanied by the Royal Reggae Band and DJ Gustah. In addition to participating in the festival, his new tour includes shows in cities like Barcelona and Vigo, Spain, and Vila Nova de Cerveira, Portugal.