It was named ‘Fahrenheit’ by DJ Don Flash, and indeed it seems to always be up to temperature, tempo and all that. Terrence Harold, from Jamaican soil also known as “Farenizzi”, uses his many talents to expose Jamaica, its people, culture and skills to the world.

Artist in general, he is an international ambassador for the arts and culture of Jamaica, as through the form he chooses: painting, graphic design, silky soft voices, music, acting, producing as beginners, he never fails to express everything. that’s jamaican. The prolific artist is equally skilled as a musician, singer, actor, and graphic designer, unknown to many.

Born in Kingston, Harold has always loved the arts, and his humble and moderate personality reflects the result of someone who is intimately connected with many forms. “When I was a kid, I loved Caribbean music,” recalls Harold. He always appreciated the work of the master painter Barrington Watson.

Terrence ‘Fahrenheit’ Harold Born in the 1970s to a Portland mother and a Saint Vincent father, Harold grew up in Kingston. This resulting combination of culture provided much influence on his career that was already forming during his youth.

Growing up he listened to music like Jesus Christ, the superstar, Toots, Dennis Brown. At the same time, his visual palette was being influenced by influences from Barrington Watson. Additionally, he had an interest in music and dance while in a breakdancer group with the Savage team at Wolmers High. Back then, Savage’s team belonged to the music school that was next door to the art school.

He later studied graphic design at Edna Manley College, then at the Jamaica School of Art. In addition to exploring sculpture and painting, he received vocal training from the Cuban professor Gorgia Guerra. Guerra has lived in Jamaica for over 20 years and has trained artists such as Baby Cham, Alaine, Swade, Christopher Martin, Brian, and Tony Gold.

The main contributors to his development, though, have been his parents, who exposed him to a wide range of music to listen to, including Latin, rock, and reggae music. Although he possesses good social skills and “connections”, life as the multifaceted artist that he is began with a struggle, after Edna Manley College, simply because of his fusion of dancehall with other musical forms.

Now successful in the visual and performing arts combined, exemplary for many others, he says that passion is what mainly explains his success. Balancing participation in the visual, literary and scenic is not difficult for the artist who uses the right and left side of his brain. Not to mention those voices that play seductive melodies in your inner being like a piano. Encourage artists to stay engaged, considering the very challenges they face on their way to the top. Remember, for example, the many requests he made to the theater. Harold’s first theatrical seasons were David Herron’s ‘Redemption’ and ‘Against his Will’. He has also done Dirty Diana on Centrestage.

Later, he moved to television, landing a role in Royal Palm Estate (Produced by Mediamixx 2003-2004). His international roles extended to Almost Heaven (German film howl). Interestingly, Terrence was a Kymani stunt. He dubbed in One Love and co-starred in Goat Head (produced by Paul Bucknor). He has a role in the upcoming Better Mus Come, a Storm Saulter film production is due out soon.

Fahrenheit CD Cover His graphics background is balanced by his music as he designs all the covers for his CDs and for a few other artists. His works include logos, for example Brand New Machine (his latest project), Lottery Company 2003, Markham Betting 2000.

Some CDs designed by him are Fringe to Fore 1999, Port Antonio Virgin 2007 and the upcoming Red Cup College scheduled for release in 2010. Music is perhaps where he is most successful, or popularly known as a rock / reggae musician and singer.

Their first song was recorded by Shabba Ranks band’s Dr. Paul of the Ruff Cut team. Of the songs he has produced for himself are Looga Man, Kid Kurup, Jovi Rockwell. It has also appeared in some of the music of internationally renowned singer Sean Paul, such as Bubble, a ringtone created for mobile phones.

Harold considers the combined arts to be crucial for the development of society. He believes that “as a nation we have to support the art form in schools.” The passionate artist blames the lack of music classes or sessions in high schools as a major problem.

Harold’s latest project is Brand New Machine, which started last year in December. Brand New Machine co-host with Steve Wilson every Wednesday presents a different theme for customers at Fiction Lounge. Fashionista showcases local designers; Papparatzi birthday celebration for celebrities; Red cups + lollipops are for the party frenzy. Then there are exhibitions to expose local visual artists, including painters, photographers, and literary writers.

For the young man, Harold’s advice is “Stay focused; be true to your art form and remain passionate: don’t get mad when you’re broke … some things will give you if you are honest with the thing.”

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