hails from Dominica, the “Nature Isle” of the Caribbean,
and is one of the original, founding members of Roots,
Stem, & Branches (RSB Band). Between 1983 and 2000,
RSB released 10 albums that feature reggae, soca and
zouk, the native music of Dominica. RSB toured extensively,
playing in Canada, England, and throughout the U.S.
and the Caribbean islands. RSB
opened for numerous artists including Ziggy Marley, Bunny
Wailer, Culture, Dennis Brown, and Shinehead.
Since settling in Chicago in 2003, Kofi has performed throughout
the Chicago area and the Midwest. In recent years, he has devoted
his music writing and performance skills to the genre he is
most passionate about: roots reggae.
dazzles audiences with his joyful, energetic style, and
his conscious lyrics about serious issues. His performances
uplift people and encourage the celebration of life. Kofi's
long-awaited solo album "New Name" has just been
released on the New Roots label, and features a great new set
of serious roots reggae with a little ska, dancehall, and lovers
rock thrown into the mix.
Kofi is excited to have the opportunity to share some of
his great new material with the Chicago Reggae Festival audience
on August 23, 2008. Other artists from Dominica making a name
for themselves in reggae include Nasio Fontaine, Nelly Stharre,
Boom Shaka, Ras Digital, IMPULSE and Lazo to name a few.