Taken from United Reggae by Angus Taylor   “For some years live reggae music from Jamaica has been celebrated. This should be too.”     When the best roots reggae music made on islands outside Jamaica is mentioned, most people’s attention falls on the Virgin Islands: the didactic seminars of Midnite, the broken toned roots-pop of Pressure, the quavering […]

Taken from Reggaemani Ever been to a concert where the horns are played on keyboard and the arrangements and harmonies are nothing like that record you love so much. Well, I have. It’s very disappointing. But I don’t think a concert with St Lucian Taj Weekes and his U.S. backing band Adowa would disappoint me. Not if you […]

Taken from Jamaicans.com   SS: You have singing since the age of five, by age eleven, you were composing you own calypso songs how and why did you make the transition to reggae? TW: Calypso is the dominant genre in St. Lucia now and was when I was a child so I naturally followed what was being played […]

Taj Weekes’s Anthems of Hope 2013 is going to be a big year for St. Lucia’s Taj Weekes. In February he was honored with the St. Lucia House Foundation’s Humanitarian Award, and on April 9 he and his band Adowa will release a new live album, Pariah in Transit, advances of which have already produced a […]

On April 9th, award winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Taj Weekes and his band Adowa will release their fourth CD “Pariah in Transit” on Jatta Records. The album’s 10 tracks represent some of their finest performances over the past two years throughout North America and at St. Lucia’s world-renowned jazz festival in May 2011. Serving as a vibrant reminder […]