Reggae groove coming to Wav

Taj Weekes and Adowa unite a true social consciousness with an unforgettable reggae groove.

Taj Weekes and Adowa unite a true social consciousness with an unforgettable reggae groove.

They bring that groove to the Waverley Hotel in Cumberland on Aug. 24.

Weekes is an enigma. Blessed with an easy smile and laid back Caribbean charm, he is a man driven to inspire conscious thought and provoke discussion through his poignant poetry and lyrics.

Weekes says, “I write from the heart and I speak about issues that move me. I believe that’s what really matters.”

With his band Adowa, Weekes weaves a rare social consciousness with an unforgettable groove.

Taj Weekes and Adowa released their much-anticipated third CD, A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen, in October 2010. The group’s first two full-length albums are Hope and Doubt and Deidem, which won Best Reggae Album at the Just Plain Folks Music Awards and was shortlisted for a Grammy Award.

Always striving to bring awareness to the issues he is passionate about, Weekes founded his charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO), to improve the lives of underprivileged children in the Caribbean through sport, enrichment, educational and wellness programs.

Driven to inspire conscious thought and provoke discussion through his poignant poetry and lyrics, Weekes says, “I write from the heart and I speak about issues that move me. I believe that’s what really matters.”

Always striving to bring awareness to the issues he is passionate about, Weekes founded his charity, They Often Cry Outreach (TOCO) , in 2007 to improve the lives of underprivileged children in the Caribbean through sports, health and enrichment programs.

For more about Taj Weekes, see http://tajweekes.com and

http://theyoftencryoutreach.org.

Tickets for his Waverley gig are available at Bop City, the Waverley Hotel or by phoning 250-336-8322. Doors open at 9:30 p.m.

— Cumberland Village Works

 

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