Respect | Adwela & The Uprising

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Adwela & The Uprising


Adwela & the Uprising are a nationally touring and award winning seven-piece reggae band based out of Virginia. With four out of the seven members being of Jamaican descent, the essence of roots, rock, and reggae influence can be heard all throughout their music. The music created by Adwela & the Uprising is conscious music that spreads truth, with soul stirring lyrics that give you no choice but to come to a new overstanding about the world we live in and who you are and who you choose to be.

Adwela & the Uprising was named Best New Artist in 2015 by the Virginia Reggae Awards and have blossomed traveling the United States up and down the East Coast and venturing over to the West Coast where they were embraced for sharing their music. Adwela & the Uprising has had the distinct pleasure to open for legendary reggae artists such as The Wailers, Third World, and Akea Beka (Midnite), Tarrus Riley, and Afroman.

Adwela & the Uprising bring such a unique sound which supports the powerful songwriting that the music simply craves you needing more. Their musical influences stem from icons such as Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Burning Spear, and many more. Adwela & the Uprising are currently touring all up and down the East and West Coasts and will have the opportunity to make an international debut in 2017. Their first album titled ‘The Road Less Traveled’ is due to be released in 2017 with much anticipation. Each song on this album is meant to enlighten the minds with truth. Songs such as ‘Riot’ and ‘Shackles and Bondage’ tell the story of the struggle that lies in all of us and what is faced day to day in the world we live in. While ‘Same Old Same’ and ‘The Fight’ bring a closer glimpse to the experiences frontman Adwela Dawes has endured.

Adwela & the Uprising continue to gain new fans with each performance and command more and more attention each time they are on stage. Keep an eye out for this band because this is the year of the Uprising.