JAH KINGS Funky Roots Reggae Sound, lead by frontman, principle song writer, and signed recording artist with Seven Day Records Alexander Kofi, have been in existence since 1991. The JAH KINGS have toured nationally and internationally specifically Ghana West Africa and have opened up for the Legendary Four Tops, Journey, Foreigner, Phyllis Hyman, Bobby Womack, TLC, SHAI as well as top Reggae Acts the Itals, Culture, Panto Banton, Yellowman, Eekamouse, and Everton Blender to name a few. Kofi's accredited sound was celebrated as "Best Reggae Music" and "Best Reggae Performer" at the 2002 Chicago Music Awards and his NOW CD was nominated "Best World CD" at the 2004 Jammy Awards in Grand Rapids, Mi. Through the years, the JAH KINGS have performed at festivals, clubs, theaters, juvenile homes, Unity Churches, Progressive Churches, theaters, colleges, universities, and Native American Reservations such as the Hopi Reservation in Second Mesa, AZ, the Navajo Reservation in Fort Alliance, AZ, the Ojibwe Reservation in Marquette, MI, and at Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
The JAH KINGS sound went to another level when Alexander Kofi visited Ghana West Africa in 2007. There he was embraced by the people of Ghana, Chiefs, Queenmothers, and the government. There he performed in clubs, on radio, and national TV on KSM's "Thank God It's Friday" performing his highly acclaimed song AFRICAN DIASPORA. Since that time Alexander Kofi, born and raised in Gary, IN, was guided to Wounded Knee on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, where he channeled WOUNDED KNEE and SUNDANCER bridging his Native and African Heritage through song bringing to the people "Native Reggae"as a result of his Sundancing. Having had his songs blessed by Chiefs Gerald Ice and Wesley Black Elk, direct descendants of Chiefs Crazyhorse and Black Elk, Kofi saught the blessings of a video and song he wished to released on Youtube called SOUTH AFRICA Tribute Jah Kings and contacted Nelson Mandela's family, who not only loved the song and video, but put it on the Nelson Mandela Family Foundation site.
With Kofi's dedication, perseverance, endurance, and faith, Now Is the Time for the JAH KINGS sound to take its "musical medicine" to the people. Alexander Kofi's new sound includes Nathan Firestone on Keyboards, Alma Sever on Guitar, Bass, and Violin, Arnie Alba on percussion and flute, and David Swain on Bass. With Alexander Kofi on Drums, the JAH KINGS sound, fueled by traditional Roots Reggae, Funk, Jazz, Gospel, and Native American influences, the JAH KINGS sound is "second to none" and is quickly being embraced as "musical medicine" that "edutains" it's audiences who's common cry is "MORE, MORE, MORE! This all encompassing sound is well needed during these trying times for humanity. The JAH KINGS lead by Alexander Kofi are Honored to do their part!