MR FANTASTIK BIO
The African Reggae Dance hall Rambo Jeffrey Wood/Mr Fantastik is an international Reggae dance hall and Afro pop artist, Humanitarian activist and a yogi based in Vancouver, BC Canada. He was born in a historic town called Cape Coast, Ghana, the place enriched with its own history, music, and entertainment; music and dancing are embedded in their own culture and daily living – fishing and farming. At a very tender age, Jeffrey became an orphan and ended up in Little Ashram, a village in Ghana called Asian Fasu where Vedas Spiritual Practice shaped and strengthened his spiritual growth. He practiced all kinds of yoga and focused on spiritual life self-discipline. At the age of ten, he moved back to his birth place, Cape Coast and joined the centre for national culture, learning and talent development, AGRO company, where he realized that he was given a special gift of talent, not only writing and composing his own music at a young age, but to dance and do so many circus acrobatic tricks, the ability to feel and play any kind of instrument naturally.
Jeffrey fuses African and Jamaican influences and blends them with circus acrobatics, a must-see stage show. Having spent many years travelling internationally as a circus performer and acrobat, it is not unusual to see Jeffrey/Mr Fantastik blending his skills in Afro pop music, Afro folk music, Reggae Dancehall music, R&B and Hip hop. With his easy-going, charismatic stage manner, he has been consistently providing colourful, dynamic performance on every stage he has been invited to and grabbing the attention of numerous audiences in all ages and cultures. Jeffrey Wood The African Reggae dance hall Rambo has been straddling the boundaries between Africa, Europe, the Caribbean and the U.S. organizing the workshops and performing shows and festivals to raise funds to build the centre for national culture learning and talent development for street kids in his hometown, Cape Coast, Ghana to motivate and bring hope to the future generations.
This multi-talented performer has also shared the stages with the artists such as Alpha Blondy, Elephant Man, Morgan Heritage, Cat Power, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Jose Gonzalez, Eddie Kenzo, Emmanuel Jal, the Tallest Man on Earth, Foy Vance, Lord Huron, and the Cat Empire, Cecile Doo-Kingue, the New Pornographers, Jojo Abot, Alpha Yaya Dialo, Tooth and the Maytals, Maxi Prast, Delhi to Dublin, Black Seeds, Tasman Jude and many others.
Named as one of the Africa’s Top 10 Global Stars by CTV, he has showcased his talent at the prestigious venues such as The Vogue Theatre Vancouver, BC, Granville Studio Records Vancouver BC, The Commodore Ballroom Vancouver BC and The Rio Theatre. He has established his own musical and acrobatics dance company, toured and played in many venues, festivals & TV shows,
to name but few are (Jasper Folk Festival) (Corona Whistler Beer Music Festival) Burnaby Afro festival, (Richmond World Music Festival) (One Love Reggae Festival (2017) Surrey Kids Festival, Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival, Calgary Folk Festival, Sound Wave Festival) Squamish Music Festival (2016) (Calgary International Reggae Festival) ( Panafest History Festival) ( Vancouver Reggae Festival (2014) (So You Think You Can Dance Canada TV Show) ( Zionk D Kids TV Show (2013) (Surrey Fusion Festival) (Maple Ridge Caribbean Festival) ( North Vancouver Caribbean Days) ( African Descent Festival (2010-2018) (Forward Festival 2008 ) (Bakatari festival 2020} (Calgary Folk Festival)
Jeffrey continues on his journey of music, dance and acrobatics in North America with Jah request root life band and has been recording over 100 mixtapes, EP’s, singles and A new album call New chapter and I Care, he is also collaborating with other artists. Recently, he was on a tour to Ghana for radio and TV interviews about his Youth Foundation Program and music, and also recorded two hit singles Tease Me and International Guy Guy Man that can be found on all online music shops.
“Life is energy” (Music is the food for soul) Mr Fantastik’s quote. “We are music so let it play from the soul”.
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