Ras Jahknow (Cape Verde) - Reggae, Roots
Iconic Melbourne reggae ensemble Ras Jahknow Band bring their dynamic, high-energy, positive music to the people with a stage show guaranteed to uplift and inspire with their powerful messages.
Ras Jahknow blazes new soul and fresh rhythms into what is described best as culturally rich, roots reggae music. Passionate vocals in English and Creole weave through the diverse native sounds from the African island nation of Cape Verde, Brazil, Tanzania and Mauritius to Australia. The band embodies a vision of unity, respect and peace, built on the foundation of irresistible, reggae rhythms.
Cape Verdean born Ras Jahknow, formed the band in late 2010, and they have since cemented themselves as one of Melbourne’s most iconic reggae ensembles, showcasing at 2014 Antenna Awards and performing at festivals nationwide as well as two highly successful International tours last year to Bali Star Reggae Festival and Langkawi Island International Music Festival.
Ras Jahknow has spent time in numerous countries, developing a rounded, cultural understanding, and through the Ras Jahknow Band, he aims to bridge the contemporary gaps in cultural understanding and unity.
Ras Jahknow Band released their debut album “Jah Sta Li” in May 2014, followed by a dub remix released later the same year. Both records were produced by acclaimed personality Wayne ‘Lotek’ Bennett at Counter Clockwise Studios. Current releases have enjoyed airplay across national radio such as Triple J and hundreds of Community radio stations both nationally and abroad.
2015 saw the band release a film clip for ‘Jah Sta Li’, embarking on the Victorian ‘Jah Live’ tour to celebrate the single’s success. In mid 2015, Ras Jahknow was nominated for a Music Victoria Genre Award for ‘Best Global & Reggae Album’.
In 2017, Ras Jahknow humbly accepted the Award for Best Reggae Performer/Band of the year 2015/16 at the Australia Reggae Radio Music Awards.
Sound Cloud: https://soundcloud.com/ras-jahknow
Ras Jahknow - Jah Sta Li [Official Video]
Ras Jahknow Live @ The Antenna Awards 2014 - Get Up & Live
Ras Jahknow Band - World Of Tribulation