Aza Lineage ADD

Aza Lineage

Self taught lyricsist known as Aza Lineage, Dana Bernard was born in Kingston 7, Jamaica, to teenage parents. She grew in an extended family with her Grandmother being the head of the household. Aza was influenced by Reggae and Dancehall Music from an early age via Serious Gold, a Sound System that was owned and operated by her cousins. With the upcoming of cable TV in the '90s, Hip Hop and R&B music were broadcasted in Jamaica, and Aza instantly fell in love with both genres: „My style of music is a combination of Reggae, Dancehall, Hip Hop, R&B, Revival and Sound System Culture". Her art is about "decoding the Roots" by drewing great inspiration from Dennis Brown, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man and The Fugees. Her way of "honoring and continuing the works and the legacy of Reggae and Dancehall‘s movers and shakers, is about reaching out and making heartical connections", she claims, by manifesting and spreading "total self awareness, self acceptance and selflove".

At the age of 16, Aza did her very first studio recording in the form of a dubplate for a New York based sound system, and the dubplate mashed up the dance it was designed for. Aza moved away from Kingston to Trelawny, where she worked in the tourism industry as an entertainment coordinator for a few years. On moving back to Kingston, she linked up with like minds, some talented youths from her hometown, who called themselves The Lineage Family. Knowing of her talent, they encouraged and assisted her in taking up music as a profession.

This common effort resulted in meeting the legendary producer Lloyd "King Jammys" James in Waterhouse, Kingston 11. Aza blew the audition with her song Sound System, which is acknowledging and championing the Pioneers of Sound System Cuture. On April 22, 2019 the song along with the video was released as their first official single. Right now, King Jammy's and Aza Lineage are working together on a full length album.

Aza also graced the cover of Germany‘s largest Reggae and Dancehall print Magazine, Riddim Magazine, for the 96th edition alongside rising stars Lila Ike and Sevana. In the summer of 2019, she went on her first promotional European tour, where she performed at the SummerJam and the Sunrise Reggae Festival in Germany. She also took part in the DubQuake in Geneva, Switzerland, an event promoted by O.B.F Sound System. On her journey she gained momentum, exposure and experiences..