HGMN Welcomes ila Mawana

iLa Mawana is an 8-piece original reggae movement based in Boston, MA.
Dave Rosen - Guitar
Gianpaolo Blower
- Vocals
Ryan Hinchey - Bass
Jason Moore - Organ, Rhodes
Sammy Wags - Drums
Nancy Loedy - Tenor Sax
Sara Honeywell - Trombone
Trevor Bernatchez - Trumpet

iLa Mawana is an 8-piece original reggae movement based in Boston, MA. Recently named one of the Top 100 Hottest Unsigned Acts of 2009 by Music Connection Magazine, iLa Mawana will be releasing their home-brewed, 12-track studio album SOLDIERS OF SOUND at Harper's Ferry in Allston, MA in May 2010.

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



Tour Dates
May 21 - Sarasota, FL - Pastimes Pub
May 22 - Boca Raton, FL - Funky Buddha
May 26 - Gainesville, FL - Backstage Lounge
May 27 - Orlando, FL - Plaza Theatre
May 28 - Panama City Beach, FL - Reggae J's
May 29 - Satellite Beach, FL - Sports Page
May 30 - Sebastian, FL - Captain Hiram's Resort
June 01 - Austin, TX - Flamingo Cantina
June 06 - Huntington Beach, CA - Gallagher's Pub
June 16 - Portland, OR - Mt. Tabor Theater
June 17 - Arcata, CA - Jambalaya
June 18 - San Francisco, CA - Mojito
June 19 - San Francisco, CA - The Mezzanine
June 26 - Block Island, RI - Captain Nick's
June 27 - Block Island, RI - Captain Nick's
July 08 - Westerly, RI - Paddy's Beach
July 16 - Rochester, NY - Dubland Underground


Management / Booking
Dave Rosen

Press / Radio
Herbivore Publicity