Reggae group SOJA performs at Harry O’s
September 15, 2009
SOJA recently released its third full-length album, "Born in Babylon," on their label DMV Records exclusively on iTunes. "Born in Babylon" focuses on telling the same roots story that reggae artists have been singing about for decades, but from the flip perspective of kids who grew up not in poverty, but in a government-saturated community in Arlington, Va., across the Mason-Dixon Line from the White House. The album focuses on three- and four-sided messages exposing all sides at once.
The new album follows up SOJA’s 2006 release, "Get Wiser," which debuted in the Top 10 Reggae Albums on iTunes and has remained in the top 100 since its release. Singles off the "Get Wiser" which are still spinning on national radio today, included "Open My Eyes," "You Don’t Know Me," and "Can’t Tell Me."
The success of "Get Wiser" turned SOJA into road warriors, as they continue to tour an average of 150 dates per year, playing every major city in the United States and internationally throughout Canada, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, New Caledonia, Saipan, Guam, Hawaii, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Portugal and Holland.
The band has also shared the stage with notable artists such as Citizen Cope, Matisyahu, Ben Harper, Slightly Stoopid, Damian Marley, Govt Mule, Umphrees McGee, and Steel Pulse.
Find out more about SOJA at http://www.myspace.com/soja and http://www.sojamusic.com . Watch the music video for the first single off the new album, "I Don’t Wanna Wait," at http://www.youtube.com/sojatube .