From: River City Roots Fest
Taj Weekes and his band 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.
Weekes is the youngest of 10 children in a St. Lucian family that was immersed in music. He and his brothers formed a band when he was nine-years old and played around the island. A musician, humanitarian and poet who is a Goodwill Ambassador, Weekes created a non-profit charity to support the lives of underprivileged children in the Caribbean.
The band members include Taj Weekes (lead vocals, guitar); Adoni Xavier (guitar) from Trinidad; Radss Desiree (bass) from Dominica; John Hewitt (keyboards) from Brooklyn, New York; and Jamaican Cornel Marshall (drums).
Roots Fest isn’t their first trip to Montana; Weekes and Adowa performed at the Mount Helena Music Festival in late June of this year.
What: River City Roots Fest
When: Sunday, August 28, 2011
Time: 3:00 pm
Where: Main Street, Downtown Missoula
Tel: (406) 543-4238
Tickets: Free to the Public