From: Initiative Radio By Angela McKenzie TAJ WEEKES is a singer-songwriter who performs his craft in the Reggae music genre. He is the founder of the not-for-profit organization They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) which is dedicated to improving the lives of under-privileged, at-risk and orphaned children in the Caribbean through sport, enrichment, educational and wellness […]

Taj Weekes and Adowa will perform at two international music festivals next week: Houston International Festival (iFest) on April 24th in Texas and the Festival International de Louisiane on March 23rd and 25th in Lafayette, Louisiana. You can visit the festival websites for additional information including performance schedules. The 40th annual Houston International Festival (iFest) will […]

HOUSTON CHRONICLE Written by: Andrew Dansby Nobody can discover every emerging band. But Rick Mitchell, the former Chronicle music critic who is now the director of performing arts for the Houston International Festival, has an ear for up-and-comers. So it is that the Carolina Chocolate Drops, a band the New York Times “had no idea” […]

St. Lucia’s Dirty Little Secrets Hung Out To Dry ST. LUCIA STAR Article by: Kayra Williams Security minister Guy Mayers (center) told the audience that respect was key to curbing abuse.Anyone passing near the Derek Walcott Square on Tuesday, March 30 would have likely had to do a double take to ensure what they thought they […]

THE VOICE ST. LUCIA Article by: Stan Bishop (Photo) Taj Weekes joins women in their stance against gender-based violence last Tuesday. There were more tee shirts with messages against domestic violence than there were people willing to show solidarity for the cause. But organizers say last Tuesday’s activity at the Derek Walcott Square is nonetheless […]

KFAI RADIO MINNEAPOLIS – ST. PAUL KFAI is proud to sponsor roots reggae artist Taj Weeks and Adowa, Sunday, March 14th at the Cedar Cultural Center. Taj Weekes is a poet who’s music is an amalgam of roots style reggae with a hint of afro folk, rock, and jazz.

VITA.MN The Ultimate Guide to What’s Going On in the Twin Cities Review by: Chris Riemenschneider Hardly the first reggae act to address social injustice, Taj Weekes & Adowa do it with more an eye for current affairs and a thoughtful, problem-solving approach, which is just one of several reasons their new album “Diedem” (“All […]

TWIN CITIES PIONEER PRESS Review by: Ross Raihala IN THE CLUBS – MARCH 14 St. Lucian reggae artist Taj Weekes headlines the Cedar Cultural Center on Sunday [March 14, 2010] with his band, Adowa. Weekes remains a niche artist at this point but seems to be heading toward a more significant breakthrough with the impending […]

BOULIBAI VIBRATIONS – RADIO FRANCE Radio Show by: Malik Boulibai Interview by: Leili Taj Weekes is the featured artist for a multi-part audio series featuring interviews by Leili, poetry readings from Weekes’ upcoming book release, “Brown Lawns,” as well as acoustic guitar renditions of several songs.  Tune in daily for the next installment. Part 7 […]