American reggae band SOJA is confirmed for the 19th annual Jamaica Jazz & Blues Festival scheduled for the Trelawny Multi-Purpose Stadium in Falmouth from January 29-31.

This marks the band's first performance and visit to Jamaica.

"SOJA has been on our radar for years, and now we have this American super-Reggae band as part of our line-up for 2015. We're glad that it's to be part of Jamaica Jazz & Blues," said Walter Elmore, the festival's producer

SOJA, based in Arlington, Virginia, was formed in 1997 by childhood best friends, lead singer/guitarist/writer Jacob Hemphill and bassist Bobby Lee.

"We've been waiting for the right time, for real vibes," said Lee.

The band has successfully blended reggae, hip-hop, Latin, folk, and rock on its past five albums. The latest, Amid the Noise and Haste, entered the Billboard Reggae Album chart at number one, where it remained for six weeks.

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