Tuesday, March 16, 2010

iLa Mawana - iLa Mawana E.P. -2009-
(Reggae, Dub, Afro-Beat)

From: Boston

iLa Mawana is a 9-piece original reggae movement, pure roots reggae and experimental dub. Recently named one of the Top 100 Hottest Unsigned Acts of 2009 by Music Connection Magazine, iLa Mawana brings a unique and powerful energy to every live performance. iLa Mawana's self-titled EP is a mixture of old school dub/roots reggae with a modern twist. Think Israel Vibrations meets Lee Scratch Perry and Matisyahu on a stage somewhere in the ska-filled 90's. At its core, Boston-based iLa Mawana is solidly reggae, but by mixing dub, roots and Afro-beat, they add dimension to their sound. They have created a record that showcases their proficiency as musicians and energy as entertainers. With each song, the instruments, vocals and beats are clearly defined and have direction. This is a band with a vision. Get the EP for free from The Pier by clicking the album art above.

iLa Mawana - Heaven's Beach

iLa Mawana - Burnin

iLa Mawana - Karmaland