Sunday June 3rd
COCOA TEA is one of Reggae’s most talented and versatile
artistes. His smooth, easy-going vocal presentation (pre-recorded or live) have
become his trademark, earning him wide international acclaim; with songs like
“Lost MY Sonia,” “Tune In” and “Rocking Dolly,”
becoming world anthems in Reggae land. Admired and respected for his fine
conscious recordings, COCOA TEA is also known for his unwavering generosity and
kindness for the less fortunate.
with extensive tours to the U.S., Canada, the Caribbean and Japan. Locally he
remains a regular on all major concerts and has appeared on reggae’s premiere
event, Reggae Sunsplash every year since 1987, except in 1989. He singled out
his three most memorable performances to date; his first performance on
Sunsplash in 1987, the other, a show in Canada, where he performed for two hors
non-stop, and his land mark achievement, a performance in St. Croix, where he
performed for 10,000 people in the pouring rain.
…?… you guessed right, hot cocoa (cocoa tea, as it is called in rural Jamaica).
Sweet Sweet COCOA TEA attributes his inspiration to Jah. His aim was to become
a role model, a source of learning and inspiration- like the great Bob Marley,
whom he so admires. As he puts it, “There is a lack of consciousness from
what it used to be, it’s (the music) is becoming what it is not be.”
and be of inspiration or guidance to anyone, then I shall be forever happy with
my contribution musically.”