St. Lucia’s Taj Weekes Back on Billboard Charts, Focuses on Human Rights and Gun Violence


St. Lucia reggae star Taj Weekes is back on the music charts with “Love, Herb & Reggae,” the fifth album from Weekes and the Adowa band, Jared McCallister reports for The New York Daily News.

Debuting on Billboard Reggae Charts in the No. 29 position, the roots-reggae release tackles human rights, gun violence and other issues, such as homophobia – which is addressed in the album’s first single, “Here I Stand.”

Weekes and the Caribbean-eclectic Adowa band will be going on a world tour, including performances in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Current band member include Weekes, lead vocals, guitar; Burt (Rads) Desiree, bass guitar; Wayne (Adoni) Xavier, lead guitar; John Hewitt, keyboards; Baldwin Brown, drums; Valerie Kelley, background vocals. For information, visit

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