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As a Bahamian, Junkanoo means so much to me as it is the sound of The Bahamas and I am proud to be Bahamian. Junkanoo breathes life into us as a people and energizes our spirit to accomplish anything. "Jump in the Line" is inspired by Junkanoo as it describes the Junkanoo festival involving the groups in formation and lines all moving to the sound of the rhythm.
Born in The Bahamas, Sammi Starr is one of the hottest Recording Artists and Producers in the Caribbean. His style has been described as a unique blend of Marvin Gaye, Usher, Kanye West and John Legend with an Island twist.
Sammi’s passion for music began at a young age. He was just 6 years old when he picked up his first instrument and began to sing in the church choir. Sammi inherited his talent from his parents, the Rev. Oswald Poitier, a legend in his own time who founded the group Gospel Music Train, and his mother, Sebrena Poitier, a talented singer. As a teenager, he became one of the most sought after record producers in the Bahamas, producing hits for many local artists. Sammi has since become a renowned recording artist releasing top hits such as “We Winning,” “Good To Know You,” “I’ll Never Leave,” and most recently, the mega smash “Pick Me,” which landed him on the charts in countries like Jamaica, Trinidad, and Turks & Caicos.
Sammi Starr was one of the closing acts along with Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Diddy at "Miami's Best of the Best 2010," one of the first Bahamians to perform at this concert event. He went on to represent the Bahamas at that event for more than 4 years. Sammi’s success at radio includes #1 hits on local stations such as More 94.9fm, 100jamz, and Power 104.5fm. He has also won major talent shows including Charlotte, North Carolina’s “You Got Vocals,” the “2007 Junkanoo Song Competition” in the Bahamas, and the inaugural Music Masters Competition at the Bahamas Junkanoo Carnival in 2015. He was also a runner up in the 2016 competition.
As a result of his winning the Music Masters completion, Sammi recently landed a recording contract with Sony Music Latin as well as covers for “Elife 242 Magazine,” “Stylezine Magazine,” and “Brutha Magazine.” He was also selected as the winner of the Bahamian Icon Award for Music Entertainment.
Sammi currently heads the hot production company “Starrboy Inc.”
Sammi’s other passion beyond music is mentoring students. He frequently volunteers at local high schools and advocates for music and entertainment education in the Bahamas, helping many young students to develop their musical skills and achieve their goals in music and entertainment.