Blakk Rasta, Knii Lante for Kuchoko Festival

By: Kofi Duah
Blakk Rasta
Blakk Rasta

AWARD winning radio presenter and musician, Blakk Rasta, is gearing up for the third edition of his annual Kuchoko Roots Festival which will come off on Friday, November 9 at the Junction Mall, Nungua.

Touted as one of the biggest gatherings of Reggae lovers, musicians, stakeholders and followers, the Festival will see performances from Knii Lante, Ras Kuuku, Rudebwoy Ranking, Osagyefo, Sherif Ghali, Dave Azi and many more.

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The theme for this year’s edition is “Instilling moral discipline in today’s youth.”

Blakk Rasta told Showbiz that the Kuchoko Roots Festival aims at bringing together some of the finest reggae musicians in Africa on one stage.

“The likes of the late Ras Kimono, Majek Fashek, Hamed Faras, Takana Zion, Ismael Isaac, Yasmeen, Ras Levi have all passed through the previous editions,” he said.

This year, Blakk Rasta said he will be on stage for an hour churning out songs like Serwa Akoto, Dede, Barack Obama and many others.

Blakk Rasta has staged a series of live musical performances with a number of top musicians in Ghana and beyond.

The musician recently launched his Kuchoko Revolution album on BBC World Service Radio. The 13-track album was launched live on Focus On Africa.

Kuchoko is Blakk Rasta's new creation of Africa Reggae; it is regular Jamaican reggae music blended with indigenous African sound and dance.

He has seven albums; Rasta Shrine released in 2000, More Fyah released in 2002, Ganja Minister released 2004 and Natty Bongo released in 2006.

The rest are Naked Wire released in 2008, Voice Of The Afrikan Rebel released in 2009 and Born Dread released in 2011.