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Tschaka Tonge is a recording artist, producer, musician, singer/songwriter, percussionist and MC from Harlem, N.Y. He performs original music with his band- The Tschaka Tonge Experience- playing a fusion of Reggae, Soul, Latin, Jazz and Funk. The musical sound he calls the Jahz.
He has recorded or performed with Chaka Khan, Rita Marley,, Third World, Judy Mowatt, Paul Schaffer, Ray Chew and the Crew, Pucho and his Latin Soul Brothers, The Meditations, The Wailers and Spirit Ensemble. Tschaka has also served as MC for many local events including the International African Arts Festival.
To his credit, Tschaka has released three singles- award-winning, Life is a Festival, Solidarity and Kwanzaa Oh Kwanzaa. As a singer/songwriter, he was a winner in the N.Y.C. Reggae Song Writing Competition and received an honourable mention in the John Lennon Song Writing Contest.
Always writing new songs he is currently in production for his forthcoming album.
Here’s the man Prince Stephen is an American R&B Singer/Rapper/Songwriter who was born in the Boogie Down Bronx, NY September 4, 1964. While working with various artists in the past, Prince is definitely not new to the game. In 2017 he released his first album entitled “Blessed: and came back in 2018 with the single “A Better Day.” Moving right along he followed up in 2019 with another album “Hey Love” along with the single “Welcome My People” showing his fans that he had more inside of him. His current single “Lites Out” came to us in 2021 and is giving us just what we need from Prince Stephens.
Darrel Davis Aka Powerful
Darrel Davis Aka Powerful Parents Beatrice and Lewis Davis, has lived in the Bronx in the Baychester area. He was 16 at the time and fell in love with Rap after seeing Funky Four Plus 1. Powerful then formed a group called Hypnotizing Five and came in 2nd place at the High School Talent Show then decided to take Music seriously performing at Parties, especially Sweet 16. Brother Kendu who was working up in Harlem World, helped his group get a chance to perform at Harlem World. Becoming the hottest group in the Bronx they dropped a single on an independent label called Mic Mac Record and went on to be Hype Man for Shaggy and Rayvon. Performing in different parts of the world he is looking forward to working with Big Man Entertainment. Powerful currently performs as a solo artist. Let's welcome Powerful to Wake Up, Rise Up, LIVE 4 Peace 2023.
Jamaican-born and NY-based, Laury Webb has been a fixture on the New York City reggae music circuit. He is currently singing with the internationally known reggae group, The Meditations, as well as his own group, The TigerBone Band.
Mr Sty Larocque was born in the Beautiful Caribbean Island of Dominica. He is essentially a self-taught musician who grew up in a musical household. His father (now deceased) was a guitarist and his mentor. Sty’s father was his wise and trusted advisor in his teenage years. Sty started playing drums at age 12 and turned professional at age 16.
Sty’s musical associations are extensive, notable are Moja Nya, Living Color, Chuck Berry, Nina Hagen and Reggae Cowboys. He’s currently the drummer with singer Lazo and with the Battle of Santiago.
Who is Aafroqween? I am a woman who believes that my voice and my story are vital to the life history of this world, just like yours. I am a poet, spoken word artist, vocalist, and published author of a collection of poems currently working on my newest collection. I am the creator and CEO of AafroqweenAuthentic and our podcast The Sistah Lexicon. I am Fisiwe Zwana Freeman, a woman on a journey of discovery and intentionality. Peace and blessings.