Dub Poetry Group COLAS brings comedic fire to Emancipation Park
Colas - The Newest Sensation in Jamaican Dub Poetry
Emancipation Park was the venue of something fresh as the dynamic dub poetry group “COLAS” stirred the musical pot during the Population Day event held on Wednesday July 11, 2012.
The event hosted by the Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) and The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), was held under the theme “Adolescent Reproductive Health – It’s your right, claim it with responsibility”
COLAS with their No-Maddz like flava delivered a sizzling performance with “Wata n me cyaan gree” along with a new release done for the event “A your rights”. The audience was left in a bellyful of laughter with the throng repeating lyrics as though theirs is a house-hold name.
The group, gifted with strong lyricists and powerful performers aims to complete and release a demo CD currently in the pipeline before the close of summer. It will contain 5 main tracks and an additional bonus track. With this release they will be one of a few dub poetry groups to release a live track demo backed by their band Volume.
Currently, the group is securing more performances, local and overseas as they continue to bring their passion for music and entertainment to the local and international stage.
COLAS which stands for Cultural Organization of Local Artistic Synergy has been performing professionally for the past two years and walked away in 2nd place at the 2010 Tastee Talent Trail.
The group comprises of 5 young men: Velando Rowe, Darik Haynes, Oraine Meikle, Kenroy Rowe and Kadane Cespedes
In addition to appearing on The Tastee Talent Show in 2010, they have had past performances on ECO-FEST and The CB Chicken Pan Chicken Championship Show.