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Love is the Conqueror

Born and raised in San Diego, Brady’ Azato’ Giusta fell in love with Reggae and World Music at a young age. His first instrument as a child was piano and at 16 began playing guitar and percussion. As a percussionist, he has studied West African, Afro-Cuban, and Brazilian drumming for years. He has a BA in world music from San Diego State University. From the age of 16, Azato performed live in bands at mostly 21 and up clubs where he had to be escorted on and off stage to play. Over the years, he played with many bands of varying genres from Reggae to Salsa, Jazz, Blues, Hip Hop, R&B, Afrobeat, and Highlife music. He has also played percussion and keys for Elijah Emanuel and the Revelations for over ten years.

Azato Music has opened for International Reggae acts including Damian Marley, Rita Marley, Israel Vibration, Toots, and the Maytals, Burning Spear, Culture, Sister Carol, Ras Michael, UB40, Big Mountain, The Wailers, Lucky Dube, Pato Banton, Barrington Levy, Michael Rose, The Itals, Cultura Profetica, The Gladiators, Bunny Wailer, Morgan Heritage, Steel Pulse, Leon Mobley and Da Lion, Manu Chao, etc.

Azato’s ‘Love is the Conqueror’ is the artist’s highly anticipated solo album debut.

“Azato’s Music is autobiographical and tells the stories of those close to me and the lives of the at-risk youth I work with, and commentating on the struggles and social injustice I have experienced and those I love in my community.”

Azato is a nickname given to Brady by Akayaa Atule, a close friend from Ghana. It comes from the Frafra language in Northern Ghana. Azato means “joyful or smiley one.”

“Hearing Azato Music, you can’t help but move your feet and experience life and joy. On a deeper level, my life has been transformed dramatically by my Creator. I want my listeners to experience life and life to the fullest through the joy that comes from the Most High.”

Azato Music is a unique blend of World Music/Roots Reggae, with elements including, West African, Afro-Cuban, Jazz, Blues, Classical, Nyabinghi, Hawaiian and Samoan music.

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