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BOBBY TENNA COVERS BLACK EYED PEAS’ “WHERE IS THE LOVE” FOR NEW SINGLE!

 Bobby Tenna—

TO hardcore roots fans Bobby Tenna has made his mark throughout northern California, a traditionally strong area for ‘foundation’ reggae.

But for his latest recording, he hails pop group Black Eyed Peas by covering their 2003 hit song Where is The Love.

“It’s just a song I really liked all along. I also felt it was still meaningful and relevant in these times when there is so much injustices happening worldwide especially in the poorer communities,” said 41-year-old Tenna in an interview with Splash.

Tenna’s version of Where is The Love is self-produced for his WileFiya Inc label. It is the precursor to New Roots, his third album.

No release date has been set for New Roots which hears Tenna in more familiar territory. Where is The Love is a nod to his eclectic tastes.

“I listen to all kinds music because I love music. It is very important to keep up with what’s going on musically,” he said.

BlackEyedPeas

The original Where is The Love is from Elephunk, Black Eyed Peas’ third album. It earned two nominations (Record of the Year and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration) at the 2004 Grammy Awards.

Bobby Tenna (real name, Robert Sylvester Virgo) hails from Orange, a district in St James. Five years ago he released Words and Melody, a solid album of roots and lovers’ rock songs.

It contained the hit song Nothing Comes Easy.

— Howard Campbell

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