Blakk Rasta performs at West Indian American Day Festival

Popular Ghanaian reggae star Blakk Rasta is set to perform live at the West Indian American Day festival in Brooklyn,New York ,USA.

Behind the untold stories about Blakk Rasta

Blakk Rasta has chromed another success story being the first African act booked for the JAMBANA Festival. He has raised the bar and proved to many other Ghana acts that he is a finer and marketable music brand on the international stage when he played on the Jambana Festival in Canada. He shared a very big platform with legendary Reggae singer Coco Tea, Mighty Sparrow and several notable acts at the Markham Fair Gounds which pulled over 20,000 crowd.

Blakk Rasta pulls over 20,000 crowd with Coco Tea in Canada

Blakk Rasta has chromed another success story being the first African act booked for the JAMBANA Festival. He has raised the bar and proved to many other Ghana acts that he is a finer and marketable music brand on the international stage when he played on the Jambana Festival in Canada. He shared a very big platform with legendary Reggae singer Coco Tea, Mighty Sparrow and several notable acts at the Markham Fair Gounds which pulled over 20,000 crowd.

Ghana Tour starting November 8, 2013

Wa 8th November Swedru 29th November
Bolgatanga 9th November Takoradi 30th November
Tamale 15th November Koforidua 6th December
Sunyani 16th November Ho 7th December

Accra       15th December

Music

Blakk Rasta does Reggae music pouring out conscious lyrics about Blackness, Rasta and spiritual love. Sometimes the music has some Jamaican influences and touches. The music is done in English, Jamaican Patois and some African languages. Live instruments are used in recording Blakk Rasta’s Reggae. Harmonies are never compromised. Blakk Rasta loves female harmonies backed by powerful harmonies from the horn family. Roots reggae is the backbone of Blakk Rasta’s music though a few dancehall vibes and toasts come flinging in. Dub poetry is another aspect of his music.

Blakk Rasta grateful for his 7 BASS Awards nominations

The maiden edition of Reggae/Dancehall awards has Ghana’s controversially out-spoken Obama hit maker eloping with seven (7) whooping nominations including the coveted Artiste of The Year nomination. Other nominations for the conscious Rastaman include Reggae song of the year, Video of the year, collaboration of the year, album of the year, reggae performer of the year and best reggae artiste of the year. This means that Blakk Rasta has received more nominations than any of the nominees.

Blakk Rasta releases eighth album

Ghana’s international reggae musician Blakk Rasta, has launched his eighth studio album, ‘Ancestral Moonsplash’, an 18-track album.

The event, which took place at the La Palm Beach Reort Saturday night started with Blakk’s Herbalist band coming on stage and welcoming the main artiste to the fore to dish out tunes from his wide repertoire.

Blakk Rasta accuses Ghana Music Awards of killing root reggae

Reggae musician and radio presenter Blakk Rasta has added his voice to calls on Charter House, organizers of the annual Vodafone Ghana Music Awards (VGMA) to separate the dancehall/reggae category into two different categories.

Read the unedited letter Blakk wrote to Charter House:

I write to register my disagreement and plea on the above headline which I believe is the concern of several other people in and outside the country.

Blakk Rasta slams VGMA

Controversial reggae musician, Blakk Rasta has bemoaned the blatant neglect of reggae music at the annual Ghana Music Awards. The artiste believes that the provision of only one category for the genre is demeaning, stressing reggae music deserves better.

Speaking in an interview with Myjoyonline.com, Blakk Rasta, born Abubakar Ahmed, questioned, “How can you combine reggae and dancehall under one category?”

Blakk Rasta's Ancestral Moonsplash welcomed with cheerful arms

Last Saturday witnessed the launch of Ghana’s international reggae star, Blakk Rasta's eighth studio album, Ancestral Moonsplash at the plush La Palm Beach Resort.

The night started with Blakk Rasta’s Herbalist band coming on stage and welcoming the main artiste to the fore to dish out tunes from his repertoire songs.

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