Well known for his powerful live performances, Ras Jahknow is a Capeverdean Reggae singer and song-writer and founder of Melbourne's Reggae band “Ras Jahknow Band.” Ras Jahknow has been gaining momentum since the release of his debut album in 2014 ‘Jah Sta Li’ and the follow up remix release which landed a nomination for best ‘Global or Reggae album’ release for The Age 2015 Music Victoria Awards.
Ras Jahknow showcased his music at the Antenna Awards (2014) and has performed at numerous festivals such as Black Harmony Gathering (2011), The West African Festival – Immigration Museum, Emerge Festival (2012), Rise Festival – Federation Square (2012), Bob Marley Birthday Bash – Corner Hotel (2012, 2013 and 2015), African Music Camp; Cultural Festival (2014, 2015 and 2016), Strawberry Fields Festival (2015), Tanglewood Festival (2015 and 2016), Jamaican Music & Food Festival (2016), Africultures Festival (2016) in Sydney, Bali Reggae Star Festival (2017), and many more.
Ras Jahknow spent time in numerous countries abroad, developing a rounded cultural understanding. He aims to bridge the contemporary gaps in cultural understanding and unity.
1 December 2017