Kofi

Kofi

 Chicago, Illinois, USA
BandWorldReggae

Old-school roots reggae, ska, and lovers rock, with a fresh, contemporary sound.

Biography

Kofi hails from the Caribbean nation of Dominica, and is a founding member of the acclaimed Roots, Stem, & Branches (RSB Band). Between 1983 and 2000, RSB released 10 albums that featured reggae, soca and zouk, the native music of Dominica. RSB toured extensively in Canada, England, the U.S. and the Caribbean and opened for such artists as Ziggy Marley, Bunny Wailer, Culture, Dennis Brown and Shinehead. Since settling in the Windy City, Kofi has performed throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. In recent years, he has devoted his writing talent to the genre he is most passionate about: roots reggae. Kofi's live performances are energetic, passionate, and uplifting. His featured female vocalist, Tye Cole, has a voice that has drawn comparisons with that of the great Lauryn Hill. Kofi, along with Tye and the Redemption Fire Band, will create an unforgettable reggae music experience.

Discography

New Name (Kofi) (2008) (debut solo CD)
Redefined (RSB) (2000)
Tighter Than Ever (RSB) (1998)
Bang Tyme (RSB) (1997)
Incline Jam (RSB) (1995)
Big Time (RSB) (1994)
Kadanse' (RSB) (1992)
Watch Ya (RSB) (1991)
Level Vibes (RSB) (1990)
Reunion Posse (Single) (RSB) (1988)
Break Loose (RSB) (1987)
Alive (RSB) (1986)

Set List

Original roots reggae, ska, lover's rock, and dancehall, with classic and contemporary reggae favorites mixed in. Favorite artists to cover include Bob Marley, Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley, Stephen Marley, Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs, Dennis Brown, Bushman, Sizzla, Morgan Heritage, and Sting.