Aaron Silk aka The Rod

Aaron The Rod, otherwise known as Aaron Silk is a singer, songwriter and a
soulful artist with words of inspiration, motivation and love for life and all that
it has to offer. Ambitious and hardworking his aptitude or greatness is
unquestionable.

His voice is mesmerizing. Surrounded by music from early it was only natural that his
audiences were riveted when he began singing professionally at a very young age. From
as young as age 12, he was performing in Clarendon, Manchester, St. Elizabeth on the
Jamaica Cultural Development Commission road shows.
His first single “Show I the Way” was written by Aaron and his brother the late legend
Garnet Silk. It was recorded and released in 1995. Since then Aaron has worked with
several established Jamaican Reggae producers such as Penthouse Recordings, Cell
Block Recording, Black Scorpio Recordings, Mixing Lab, Sly & Robbie, Moses Production,
Fateyes Records, just to name a few. He is best known for his song, Right Path, from
the Lalabella riddim, produced by Flames Production.

Aaron’s first album was released in 2000, and was produced by Mikey Chung for Culture
Shock Records Co. Ltd. Bless I Oh Jah is a 13-track album and is ‘livicated’ to his
brother Garnet Silk and distributed by VP Records. It propelled him to touring all 52
states of the USA, and the Caribbean, with the likes of Reggae greats such as Freddie
McGregor, Daddy U Roy, Glen Washington, among others. It received much musical
acclaim when it debuted and continues to perform well.

Aaron’s electrifying and commanding performances have seen him performing both
locally and internationally. He has performed on shows such as the Internationally
Acclaimed Reggae Festival Reggae Sumfest, the greatest One Night Reggae show Sting,
Rebel Salute, Montréal Reggae Festival, Bob Marley Festival in Canada and LA, Irie
Jamboree, Conscious Romaspalsh in Italy and renowned German Reggae Festival, Reggae
Jam Festival.

Despite a demanding schedule for his album production, Aaron has also taken the time
to give back to Jamaica by joining with other Jamaican artistes to raise awareness on
climate change and its impacts for small islands under a project called
“Voices for Climate Change Education.” This sees him going on tour in communities
and schools across Jamaica to share climate and environment messages. In 2015,
Aaron represented the Caribbean along with Adrian Martinez, from Belize, at the United
Nations Framework Convention meeting held in Paris, France for the Caribbean’s 1.5 to
stay alive climate justice campaign, funded by the Caribbean Community Climate Change
Centre and implemented by Panos Caribbean.
Other European performances include a 3-day lunch hour concert series at the United Nations Framework
Convention meeting in Paris, France for the Caribbean’s 1.5 to stay alive climate justice campaign.
In 2019, Aaron consulted as Artistic Director on the Voices for Climate Change Education
awareness campaign implemented by Panos Caribbean and funded by the Planning
Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ), which focused on raising adaptation and community
awareness in key sectors impacted by climate change in Jamaica. Over the 9-months,
4 school concerts and 4 community concerts were produced, along with several
workshops which engaged, community Artists as well as International Reggae Artists,
such as Anthony Cruz and Duane Stephenson.

Aaron has now released his new album, self-titled “Aaron”. The album has thirteen
tracks and features collaborations with Luciano, Flourgon and Charlie Chaplin.
The album features songs such as “Positive Vybz, Family’s Table, Gangsta Role and
Herb Tree.

Both Albums from this creative and soulful artiste are definitely a collector’s item with
words of inspiration, social commentary and love for everyone.

“Music is the rod and we are Moses,
Music is the voice of his brother Aaron”
Prophecies of Garnet Silk

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