Friday, July 11, 2008

Change the motion of the ocean

Taj Weekes to appear in Ketchum

Express Staff Writer

Photo by TryTing Taj Weekes & Adowa will settle into the Forest Service Park stage on Tuesday for Ketch ‘Em Alive.

Ketch 'Em Alive goes global on Tuesday, July 15 when the band Taj Weekes & Adowa present a brand new experience in classic roots reggae.

"The band played at a Calypso party earlier this summer at Zenergy in Ketchum," Ketch 'Em Alive organizer Will Caldwell said. "It's a big band with female singers. Taj is the main singer. He has a falsetto voice, which is really quite beautiful. It's totally reggae with a different sound; a very pleasing band with good rhythms, and musical extras."

Though born and raised on the island of St. Lucia, Taj Weekes formed the group Taj Weekes & Adowa in New York. Their debut album came out in 2005. Influenced by bands such as The Wailers, Steel Pulse and U2, he is known for a lyricism that harkens back to these classic bands.

Caldwell said this past Tuesday's concert was one of the biggest Ketch 'Em Alive has ever seen with the return of Prezident Brown.

"The crowds clearly love their reggae," he said.

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