THE BEAT Vol. 27 #3, 2008 Interview by: Brian Dring Reggae for a post 9/11 world – that’s the phrase that comes to mind when describing the album DEIDEMfrom Saint Lucian band Taj Weekes and Adowa (Jatta). Many of the themes that you could expect from a classic reggae sound are here but there is an immediacy […]

FLY ON THE WALL Interview By: Mister G FOTW – Q:   What is your home town? TW – A:   Castries, St. Lucia FOTW – Q:   How did your childhood influence you? TW – A:   I grew up in the Caribbean at a time when the Rastas were taking responsibility for their lives and future, and the […]

MOONSHINE INK Interview by: Monica Caldari Summer usually brings out the best in us (at least it does in me!). We lounge in the sun, frolic in the fields, hike and bike through the wilderness, and listen to reggae music outdoors. This last activity brings to mind the social consciousness and idyllic awareness of the “island […]

THE VOICE – UK Interview by: Davina Morris FOCUSED: Taj Weekes SOME people make music for entertainment. Taj Weekes is more about inspiring people to think about the world around them. The St. Lucia-born reggae singer, along with his band Adowa, has made it his mission to give a voice to the oppressed, and he’s earned […]

THE PARK RECORD Park City, Utah Interview by: Greg Marshall TAJ WEEKES IS TRYING TO TEACH THE WORLD TO SING  Move over, Bono. Taj Weekes does relief work on St. Lucia, where he was born, to reduce poverty and promote awareness of children’s issues. In November, he was named a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador to the […]