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#ACTap #FesTal19 Multiple Award winner and International Star Performer Ras Jahknow Band Ras Jahknow is now officially #Confirmed to perform at the Festival of Talent & ACTap Awards 2019 a family friendly day of diverse entertainment, multicultural communities talents showcase, awards presentations, foods, drinks, beverages, wines, magic and lots more...

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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 numerous festivals such as:

Brimbank Festival – 2011

Black Harmony Gathering – 2012

The West African Festival – Immigration Museum

Emerge Festival – 2012

Rise Festival – Federation Square – 2012

Viva Victoria Festival – 2014

Waitangi Festival – 2014

French Fest – 2014

Bob Marley Birthday Bash – Corner Hotel – 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 & 2018

Africa Music & Cultural Festival – 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Africultures Festival – Sydney – 2016

Strawberry Fields Festival – 2015

Tanglewood Festival – 2015, 2016 & 2017

Jamaican Music & Food Festival – 2016, 2017, 2018

St Kilda Festival – 2017

Brunswick Music Festival – 2017

Sunraysia Multicultural Festival – 2017

Roots Reggae Cruise around Melbourne - 2017

Live n Local Winter Music Festival - 2017

Bali Reggae Star Festival - 2017

Langkawi Island International Music Festival - 2017

Samba Reggae Carnivale 2017 & 2018

Moomba Festival 2019

Indonesia 2019

Festival Da Gamboa 2019 (Cape Verde)

Lisbon 2019

Ras Jahknow has spent time in numerous countries abroad, 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 a 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.

‘Jah Sta Li’ is available for download on iTunes and all major digital online outlets. ‘Jah Sta Li Dub’ is now available via Bandcamp.

The organic sound is a product of the many talented musicians who have music and performance in their blood. All members are multi-instrumentalists and come from professionally skilled music backgrounds.

Ras Jahknow has released six stellar singles ‘You &I’ in 2011 and ‘Get up & Live’ Feat. Jason Heerah in 2012, ‘Can’t Change Jah Jah Man’, ‘Let’s Unite’ 2013, ‘Erba Internacional’ in 2014, ‘What A Gwan’ 2016, all having regular airplay on local and international radios. Ras Jahknow’s Album ‘JAH STA LI’ & ‘JAH STA LI’ Dub Album are both available now.

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