We are excited to announce the release of our new single 'Jamboree' available for download here on iTunes. The new single will be followed by others from our upcoming full length CD release 'World Disorder' so stay tuned and connect with us on our Facebook page for all of the latest.
In other news, hot on the heels of our participation in the 2012 United Nations sponsored International Year of People of Afrikan Descent (IYPAD) tour; we will soon be releasing new versions of our back catalogue as part of a 20 year career retrospective. Not just a re-print, these songs have been re-recorded and remixed over the last two years with the participation of some of reggae's finest including Sidney Mills of Steel Pulse, Georges Kouakou of Alpha Blondy and Junior Marvin of the original Wailers. The evolution of Kwame Bediako as a great reggae artist is evident in the results and well worth a listen.
Kwame performs original retro-roots reggae with a modern sensibility together with his band Kwamekaze. To educate and entertain, he intertwines the music, singing, dancing, and drumming he observed while growing up in Ghana, West Afrika. His awareness of culture and keen poetic sense, combined with many musical influences make Kwame a formidable presence.
"I feel education goes beyond the classroom. We try to bring culture to the people. We try to teach the knowledge of the self," Kwame says. He hits the stage and lets you know that the African Roots Ambassador is here. He sings of the joys and sorrows of humanity, never forgetting his humility. Kwame has performed throughout the world sharing the bill with notables like Third World, Mutabaruka, Wailing Souls, Sonny Ade, Sonny Okusun, Pato Banton and many more.
Look for Kwame and Kwamekaze on their Conscious Reggae Party tour. Check back here for dates and locations.