Taj Weekes & Adowa
Taj Weekes & Adowa unite a true social consciousness with an unforgettable Reggae groove. Blending in elements of acoustic roots rock and afro-folk simplicity, the band’s vibrant sound defies genre and has garnered critical acclaim and a wide audience across the globe. With band members coming from all over the Caribbean, from Jamaica to Dominica and Barbados to St. Lucia, it’s a pan-Caribbean sound, all of them growing up listening to different native music and bringing their experience to the mix. Vibrant, emotionally challenging and intellectually stimulating, their albums have been consistently ranked as one of the top albums of any given year. Their performances are classic, soul stirring, rootsy, tempos with beautifully enchanting vocals delivering socially conscious, thought- provoking lyrics.
Contemporary Reggae takes many forms, some of them bland or ugly or downright destructive. But some encompass art, art as valid as anything from Reggae’s past, as valid as any other present musical genre. This is where Taj Weekes & Adowa’s music fits in. It represents the most appealing and rewarding manifestation of Reggae now being created. Musically, lyrically and rhythmically it not only reflects the best from the past, but urges the genre to higher heights.