Cocoa Tea, the Legendary Jamaican Reggae Superstar, will be coming to the Big Island on November 30 for a 9pm show at the Hilo Town Tavern. Ticket info below.
Cocoa Tea is one of Reggae’s 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.
Cocoa Tea earned his stage name, because of his love for …?… you guessed right, hot cocoa (cocoa tea, as it is called in rural Jamaica). Cocoa Tea attributes his inspiration to Jah. His aim was to become a role model, a source of learning and inspiration- like the great Bob Marley, whom he so admires. As he puts it, “There is a lack of consciousness from what it used to be, it’s (the music) is becoming what it is not be.”
“If one of my songs can be remembered and or quoted, and be of inspiration or guidance to anyone, then I shall be forever happy with my contribution musically.”
If You Go
What: Cocoa Tea
When: November 30, Doors: 8:30 pm. Show: 9:00 pm.
Where: Hilo Town Tavern, 168 Keawe St, downtown Hilo
Admission: $35. Gen. Adm. / $55. VIP Section
Information: Venue –808-935-2171. Online www.https://bluesbearhawaii.com/p/cocoa-tea-hawaii or call: 808-896-4845.
Big Island Ticket Outlets: 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, CD Wizard, Hilo Music Exchange – Hilo & Kea’au Natural Foods – Kea’au.