iLa Mawana


iLa Mawana is an 8-piece original reggae movement based in Boston, MA. Named one of the Top 100 Hottest Unsigned Acts of 2009 by Music Connection Magazine, iLa Mawana released their home-brewed, 12-track studio album SOLDIERS OF SOUND in May 2010, followed by a 6 week national tour where the group was featured at the 1st ever High Times Cannabis Cup on US soil.

Touring throughout the Northeast over the past three years, iLa Mawana has been committed to bringing people together and spreading positive energy to those around them.  Dubbed "One of the best roots/jam bands coming out of Boston" -Ingenious Concepts, the band independently released a self-titled 6-track EP (2009) recorded and mixed in iLa Mawana's home studio in Brighton.  The album resonates the warmth of
the family, featuring thick rhythmic roots and well-blended vocal and horn melodies.

Developing a strong reputation for tight pocket reggae grooves, iLa Mawana has put together a cohesive group of new songs for the upcoming album that capture their energy with captivating new melodies.

The group has performed alongside reggae legends The Original Wailers as well as 2009 Grammy Winner Burning Spear, Groundation & Toubab Krewe.  With great local support from 88.9 WERS Rockers, iLa Mawana is becoming increasingly popular in the Northeast with a hook-oriented vintage roots sound that's gritty enough to separate them from the
majority of modern reggae bands.

"Seriously solid roots/dub reggae that gets the body moving" -Performer Magazine

Genres: 
Reggae
Afrobeat
World Rhythms