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Taj Weekes
Genres: International Music, Pop
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Taj Weekes new album Deidem is one of the most influential Reggae albums since Marley. Taj Weekes is the ambassador of the Carribean and tours frequently all over the world. His new album 'Deidem' is currently being play...  more »


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All Artists: Taj Weekes
Title: Deidem
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 8/12/2008
Album Type: Enhanced
Genres: International Music, Pop
Style: Reggae
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 844185011662


Taj Weekes new album Deidem is one of the most influential Reggae albums since Marley. Taj Weekes is the ambassador of the Carribean and tours frequently all over the world. His new album 'Deidem' is currently being played on more than 182 radio station

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Just amazing!!
M. Baas | Perth, Australia | 06/14/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am so happy that there are still some great reggae artists/bands which stick to the real roots reggae music. This band is really awesome. You can hear a lot of guitarwork and real blazers on the album. I never heard of the band before but I am glad I found them. The music and lyrics are amazing. You can hear that the bandmembers put a lot of effort in this album. It has been a long time since I loved an album so much! This one is HIGHLY recommended!"
"Deidem" has not left my CD player for 3 months!
Hot Jewish Girl | New York City, NY | 04/15/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Seriously! This is one of those albums that you can play over and over without ever getting tired of just sink in deeper and deeper, uncovering new meaning, new lyrics and the music starts to live inside you. Favorite song today is "Since Cain" followed closely by all the rest...Propaganda War, Little Fire, Dark Clouds, Hollow Display...Nothing else measures up or hits the spot quite the way this album does and it suits every mood, no matter how diverse. When I say "buy it", I mean, like right now! Don't waste another second. Hook up the good speakers or go sit in the car and ENJOY! Really loud...You'll be singing backup in no time and looking online for when these guys are coming to your city! I did...and its not soon enough! If you haven't checked out their first album "Hope & Doubt", buy that one too! You'll love it...I promise!"
Absolutely Unbelievable!!!
Paul R. Austill | Wadesville, IN | 09/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have owned this album for a year now, and I just recently came online and read the 6 reviews of this album on Amazon. Everyone seemed to be pretty spot on about this artist and this band: Taj Weekes and Adowa. I'm a reggae musician, and I only listen to and play "classic" reggae music. My music collection starts in the 1960's when ska first turned into reggae. All my discs are in chronological order starting there and consists mostly of studio albums and live recordings of musicians such as Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Bunny Wailer, and Jacob Miller, among some others. I didn't choose these bands because of their names or for any other reason than they are the best reggae bands out there period! Their dedication to the "off-beat" reggae riffs, the "one drop" drum patterns, the natural instruments, the jammin' guitar licks, and most importantly the conscious lyrics is what makes them so meaningful; and they surpass all others on all levels by not changing those wonderful qualities that makes Rasta reggae music what it is to so many people. Taj Weekes and Adowa is the first band in a long time to live up to those high standards and I pray to Jah that he will keep them playing and inspiring others. Before Taj came out, my collection of music ended in 1983 with Peter Tosh's performance at the Greek Theatre in L.A. Now, 22 years seperates that disc and Taj Weekes and Adowa'a first album, Hope and Doubt, which came out in 2005. Then, Deidem, then, Taj Weekes and Adowa Live in Taos, NM, which is the only live recording I have been able to find. People might ask, 22 years and there isn't anything? There are some good reggae bands out there, but I'm talking really really real, if you don't like this album, then you don't like reggae, that is all there is to it. I have listened to bands from those 22 years, some stand out, ZM&MM, Morgan Heritage, Luci, I-Wayne, Buju, but this is truly the best reggae album since Bob Marley's Confrontation was released in 1983. Buy it, buy it again, go and support Taj and the band, help make this little known phenomonon bigger than it is because they are not getting enough support. This band is pretty historic. I could go song to song and explain what is so musically talented about each part, but if you a roots Reggae listener, then you will know yourself. The one cd I have added since Taj Weeks is "Born Dead With Life" by Perfect. Check out my review of it on Amazon. Pick up these discs and please support these artists, the roots rocks rasta reggae people like me need them to keep making new music. Jah bless!"