About Dada Yute
Dada Yute Biography: I was born in Brazil São Paulo city in 1986, I grew up with a young Rastafarian community, the first Bobo Shanti in Brazil straight out a Bobo Hill and have been recording with big artists like Sizzla, U Roy, Derajah, Suga Roy and Crystal, Perfect Giddimani and more. I performed on Rebel Salute in 2006 with Lions Of Israel band from Brazil, when I came out the band and started to work solo, I also did shows in México, Chile, Venezuela, and some countries in Europe like Germany, France, Austria, Scotland, England, Spain and Portugal and all over Brazil. Last year I performed at the biggest reggae festival on earth, the Rototom Sunsplash in Spain with tracks from my last release the Zion Bird EP produced by Gustavo Campos (GustahEchosound).
Gav Pauze: When did you first start singing?
Dada Yute: I remember that since I was very young I had a dream to be on the stage singing for the people with my big hair, but I didn’t know what to put in the music or what I should sing about, and I was a bald head, I didn’t have big hair, so I would just put a t-shirt on my head and sing loud na na na na. After I met the Rastafarian culture I discovered what I would sing about and how my hair would become long. When I was just a little kid in my home, I used to sing every time and everywhere, especially in the shower.
People at that time would say different things to me like “hey little boy stop singing” because I used to sing all the time and “oh you look so happy there my yout”, things like that. Professionally I started singing as the backing vocal from the band Lion of Israel from Brazil, then I started to sing lead vocal but I was always doing some harmony for different artists whether at a studio or live in a show.
Gav Pauze: Did your family do to encourage you?
Dada Yute: Yes, in general my father and mother always supported my musical interests. At first I wanted to be a drummer, I looked for a drum but it didn’t work out because I didn’t have the right place to keep it and practice, so I changed for bass. Then my father bought me a bass and I started to play it, meanwhile my mom gave me my first acoustic guitar which I still have now to help me make music and sing. I always got encouraged by my family. I used to hear my aunt say constantly “this boy will be a singer, look at the way he picks up the words and sings without even knowing the meaning of the words” (when it was in English).