Reggae Activist Taj Weekes & Adowa
A World Rhythms Concert
Date: November 14, 2013
Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Boll Theatre, located on the first floor of Kennedy Union
Sponsor: Arts Series
Contact: Eileen Carr
Supporting involvement: xxxx
Website: The Arts Series (www) >>
Taj Weekes, born and raised in St. Lucia, is a rising reggae musician and social activist. Now residing in New York, Weekes still has strong ties to his homeland. As a Caribbean folk artist and socially conscious Rastafarian, Weekes is following in a long and honorable tradition of making society the focus of art. His philanthropic efforts throughout the Caribbean on behalf of his organization TOCO (They Cry Often Outreach) have earned him Goodwill Ambassador status by The International Consortium of Caribbean Professionals (ICCP), as well as the St. Lucia House Foundation's "Distinguished Humanitarian Award." He will be joined in concert at UD by his band Adowa, with whom he has recorded several CDs: Hope and Doubt (2005), Deidem (2008) and A Waterlogged Soul Kitchen (2010). Weekes has set his sights on the most pressing issues of the day through keening vocals, disarming lyrics and potent one drop "riddims" as they are affectionately called in the genre. The result is art that matters - and will delight generations of audiences.
Tickets go on sale beginning September 1 and will be available through the University of Dayton Box Office.