Coming to Hawaii, the Legendary Jamaican Reggae Superstar, Cocoa Tea on a three island “Skankin’ on da’ Rock” Reggae Dance Party ‘2018. COCOA TEA is one of Reggaes most talented and versatile artists. 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. He is a messenger, teacher, humanitarian and entertainer.
Nov. 29, Thurs. - Oahu
Cross Roads at Hawaiian Brian’s
1680 Kapiolani Blvd. 2nd. Floor Honolulu, Hi. 96814
Venue: 808-946-1343 Tickets: $35. Gen. VIP Seating $55.
Doors: 6:30 pm. Show: 7:30 pm.
Special Guests Izah Blue “Roots Natty Roots” / DJ’s Lethal Selekta & Zion Coptic Sound
You can check out Izah Blue's new single live in the studio: instagram id: rootsnattyroots808
Nov. 30, Fri. - Big Island
Hilo Town Tavern
168 Keawe St. Hilo, Hi. 96720
Information: 808-896-4845 Venue: 808-935-2171
Doors: 8:30 pm. Show: 9:00 pm $35. $55. Gold Circle
Dec. 1, Sat. - Kauai
Rob’s Good Time grill
4303 Rice St. Lihue, Hi. 96766
Tickets: $35. Gen. Adm.
Doors: 6:00 pm. Show: 7:30 pm.
Ticket Information: - All Ages Welcome -
Oahu: Crossroads at Hawaiian Brian’s, Good Guys Music - Kapahulu, Coconut Grove Music - Kailua
Big Island: Hilo Town Tavern - Kona Music Exchange - Kona; Kiernan's Music - Old Town Kainaliu; Waimea General Store - Parker Square, Kamuela; Top Stitch - Honoka'a; Hilo Ukulele & Guitar, Hilo Music Exchange - Hilo & Kea’au Natural Foods - Kea’au
Kauai: Rob’s Good Time Grill, Kauai Music & Sound - Kapaa, Hanalei Music & Strings - Hanalei, Scotty’s Music - Lihue, Progressive Expressions - Koloa, Bad Hats, Jacqueline On Kauai - Hanapepe
A Blues Bear Hawaii Production
Keeping The Music Live
Concert Information Hot Line 808-896-4845
COCOA TEA is one of Reggaes 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. He is a messenger, teacher, humanitarian and entertainer. Born Calvin George Scott on September, 3, 1959, in Rocky Point, Clarendon, he was later schooled at the Savannah Primary school in Rocky Point and the Bustamante Junior Secondary School in Lionel Town Clarendon.
From the exposure gained by singing on church and school choirs, COCOA TEA recorded his first song, "Searching In The Hills," in 1974. Only Fourteen years old and having other interests, Calvin had no plans of making music his career. "Searching In The Hills," was far from a financial success. The disappointment was keenly felt by Calvin, and so he took the music business off his mind for a while. The next five years found COCOA TEA first as a Jockey, and then as a Fisherman. It was during this time of fishing that he began structuring his music career. His training grounds were the dancehalls, where he would test his lyrics on the various Sound systems that came to play in his area. His success in the dancehalls strengthened his purpose and encouraged him to go further, so he began writing songs and training his voice.
The final push came when Rashane, his first child, was born. His need for a steady livelihood plunged him into music full time. Two months after an impressive performance at a dancehall in December ' 83,' COCOA TEA journeyed to Kingston where he met Henry "Junjo" Lawes. "Who's The Champion" and his first big hit, "Rocking Dolly," were the first products from what was to be a successful union. These songs along with "Christmas Is Coming," and "On Top Of The World," were all compiled with COCOA TEA'S next big hit, "I Lost My Sonia" to produce his first album, by that name ("I Lost My Sonia"). In 1985 COCOA accepted the Rastafarian faith.
The conversion was reflected in his music, with songs like "Settle Down,'' "Don't Be Shy," Too Much Fussing And Fighting" and "I've Gotta Love You," "86 Flood," "Highest Mountain," "Tune In," "Crying Time," "Must Unite" and "Come Again," which he recorded for King Jammy's, on his fourth album titled "Settle Down" (the others being "Mr. COCOA TEA and "Come Again"). The single "Rikers Island," made it to No.1 in the United States and the U.K. and an album of the same name, his fifth, was to follow. This album also included the hit single "One Woman Show." "Oil Ting"- his most controversial recording, done off the War in the Middle East, was banned in England, (because of contents they claimed had Prong sentiments) while it went to No.1 in America. "Oil Ting" was followed by "No Blood For Oil,'' ''What's Gonna Happen After The War,'' and ''Ruling Cowboy.''
Izah Blue Bio
Izah Blue, originally from California started singing, writing and performing Roots Reggae music at the age of 17. In San Diego, Izah Blue formed and performed with several reggae groups and hosted many events as an MC/DJ for different reggae sound systems.
Izah lived in Portland, Jamaica during 1987-88 where he wrote many songs while living in the hills above St. Margarets river. Izah was blessed to make many musical links with different artists during his stay. Izah moved to Hawaii in 1990, to forward more musical works and expand the reggae scene in the islands. Izah formed the group "Roots Natty Roots" and produced 2 albums on his own independent label, Roots Natty Productions during 1992-1994. In 2008, Izah Blue moved to and lived in Kyoto, Japan for 5 years forming the reggae band HI-N-Tenzion, which involved various players from Japan, Canada, the U.S. and Nigeria. Izah wrote the songs for the album "World Needs" while living there. In 2014, Izah Blue returns to Hawaii and continues writing and performing music.
2017- After time, meditation and master works of Jah Gumby, Izah Blue’s solo album was released on 4/20/17. Entitled, ”World Needs”. He was blessed to have Kali Navales sing the harmonies and share 2 duets. Thanks so much for your time and consideration reading this bio! Stayed tuned for more musical works!
Bless Up and One Love
Izah Blue, originally from California, began singing and writing original roots reggae.
1987- Izah moved to Portland,Jamaica
1990- Izah moved to Hawaii and formed the group "Roots NattyRoots"
1992- Roots Natty Roots, self titled debut LP
1994- Roots Natty Roots-Living in Harmony LP
2008- Izah Blue moves to Kyoto, Japan
2011- Izah Blue and DJ Lantan "Parental Guidance" single.
2017 "World Needs"