Blend an unwavering high energy, with intense vocal powers; then compliment that with soothingly raspy melodies and witty s o und effects… that’s the perfect Abajonai blend. He is emerging as one of Roots reggae’s most exuberant stars. So full of vibes, energy and hard – hitting lyrics, in a small frame yet powerful vocals. Abajonai (pronounced ABA – JO – NYE), born Hughgan Thompson in the rural community of Golden River, Above Roc ks, St. Catherine, lives his life and create his music based on a quote he once heard from the legend Everton Blender; “blow your nose, and not your mind”. A typical day in the life of Abajonai includes a trod to the spring, daily devotion, watering his ga rden and cleaning his surroundings before touching the streets and hitting the studios. The genre and root of Abajonai’s music is Roots Reggae. In mid 2008 Abajonai recorded the singles “No Weak Heart” and “Black am I” for Solid Agency and Mystic Gorilla respectively. In 2009, he released “Lion of Judah” with JNR International along with a JNR/Abajonai mixtape, which was released in England to high acclaim. Few of Abajonai’s most memorable accomplishments in his career are; getting the opportunity to reco rd for Tuff Gong Records in 2001, being billed to perform with Sizzla Kalonji, Ernie Smith among other industry veterans, performing at H.I.S. Majesty Earth Strong in 2008 and performing at Indigo Sun Unity Cruise, a premiere Reggae cruise in New York. He also had the opportunity of recording for Downsound Records, Solid Agency, Jump Out Label and Caveman. In 2010 Abajonai released the track “Legalize The Herb”, which increased his international appeal, and accumulated over 600,000 views on Youtube to date. In exploring international opportunities Abajonai moved to New York in 2012 where he recorded for DPhil Productions and collaborated with legendary musician and producer Sidney Mills (of Steele Pulse) and GRAMMY winning James “Bonzai” Caruso. Sidney is k nown mostly for his works on tracks for Ziggy Marley, Toots Hibbert, Sly & Robbie and Shabba Ranks; and Bonzai, a master mixer, known mostly for mixing the international chart topping track “Welcome to Jamrock” by Damian Marley. Abajonai is currently pre pping a number of international recordings for release late 2016 into 2017 .