Jamaican singer/songwriter, I-Taweh’s third album RELOAD releases January 3, 2020 on all major digital platforms, through Zojak Worldwide.
Album Release Party will be at the
Flamingo Resort and Spa in Santa Rosa, CA
January 3, 2019.
Physical copies of the album in CD, vinyl, and flash drives will be available at the event.
This album is I-Taweh’s greatest body of work-to-date.
All songs are composed, written, and produced by I-Taweh through his label Tap Nat Muzik.
After a successful European Summer 2019 tour, I-Taweh has now been booked for Summer Jam in Cologne, Germany ... keep an eye out for more shows to come!
~ Three full-length albums
~ About I-TAWEH
Donavan I-taweh Cunningham was born in the hills of St. Ann, the same parish in Jamaica where the great Marcus Garvey, Burning Spear and Bob Marley all rise from. Like most successful artists, he comes from humble beginnings. Raised in the farming community of Prickly Pole, just a few miles from the home where Bob Marley grew in Nine Mile, he spent most of his childhood farming alongside his father and four siblings. As a young child he played music on handmade instruments crafted together from bamboo and sardine tins.
It was the move to Kingston in 1992 that jump-started his musical career. Living between the communities of Mall Road, Grants Pen, Portmore, Rockfort, and Duhaney Park, I-taweh found comfort in the ghetto at the Community Center of the Mystic Revelation of Rastafari.
This was extremely influential for his music and his mission, where he was amongst some of the greatest musicians in the industry including, Dizzy Johnny Moore, Earl Chinna Smith, Nambo Robinson, and Bongo Herman. During this time he was rarely seen without his guitar, and was given the nickname Danny Gitz. Along with the name, his skill and reputation as a musician began to grow, and the legendary Sugar Minott took him under his wing as his guitarist and harmony singer.
In 1998, I-taweh became the youngest member of The Mystic Revelation of Rastafari, Jamaica’s most influential Nyahbingi and cultural group. With Brother Sam Clayton as the leader, they toured Europe extensively until 2007 presenting traditional Jamaican music and educational workshops.
I-taweh produced and composed his first solo album, Overload, which he released in 2011. He has since gone one to self-produce two more albums, Judgement, which was released in February 2017, and his latest project, Reload, is expected on January 3, 2020.
“I-taweh has produced a roots album for the 21st century, combining a modern interpretation of all that is good and instructive and honest about the music of the Golden Age of Reggae”
– Roger Steffens
“... this RELOAD album by I-taweh, is a great album coming out right now. Each must get a listen of this album, because this album is a great album… with sunshine in my eyes, no mediocre vibes, RELOAD, so many songs on this album. Great reggae sound from the 70's rising into the 20th century…Sky High the Mau Mau say, I-taweh is a great star... Rastafari”
— Sky High the Mau Mau
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