iLa Mawana is an 8-piece original reggae movement based in Boston, MA. Recently named one of the Top 100 Hottest Unsigned Acts of 2009 by Music Connection Magazine, iLa Mawana released their debut full length studio album SOLDIERS OF SOUND in May 2010.
The group then completed a five-week U.S. tour in support of the new release, including debut performances in FL, TX, LA, CA, and OR. After being featured at the 1st ever High Times Cannabis Cup in the USA alongside hip hop legend Lyrics Born & Sublime's DJ RAS MG, High Times named iLa Mawana Unsigned Band of The Week in July 2010.
Touring throughout the Northeast over the past three years, iLa Mawana has been committed to bringing people together and spreading positive energy to those around them.
"...Boston's next breakout reggae act." - Lost In Sound
The band independently released a self-titled 6-track EP (2009) recorded and mixed in iLa Mawana's home studio in Brighton. The album features thick rhythmic roots and well-blended vocal and horn melodies.
The group has performed alongside reggae legends The Original Wailers, Burning Spear, Groundation & Toubab Krewe. With great local support from 88.9 WERS Rockers, iLa Mawana is becoming increasingly popular in the Northeast with a hook-oriented vintage roots sound thats gritty enough to separate them from the majority of modern reggae bands.