Capeverdean Reggae singer and songwriter, founder of Melbourne's Reggae band “Ras Jahknow Band.” Ras Jahknow has been gaining momentum since the release of his debut album in 2014 ‘Jah Sta Li’ and the follow up remix release which landed a nomination for best ‘Global or Reggae album’ release for The Age 2015 Music Victoria Awards.
Well known for his powerful live performances, Ras Jahknow showcased at the 2014 Antenna Awards and has performed at numerous festivals such as, Viva Victoria 2014, Africa Music & Cultural Festival 2014,2015,2016,2017, Strawberry fields festival 2015, Tanglewood Festival 2015,2016,2017, Jamaican Music & Food Festival 2016, 2017 , Africultures Festival 2016 in Sydney, St Kilda Festival 2017, Brunswick Music Festival 2017, Bali Reggae Star Festival, Indonesia – 2017
Langkawi Island International Music Festival, Malaysia 2017, MoMo Festival 2018, and many more.
Ras Jahknow was the winner of the Australia Reggae Radio Music Awards for Performer/ Band of the year 2015/2016. In 2017 Ras Jahknow was commended by the Afroshine Australia Awards in Special Achievement in musical talents (Reggae Music). Ras Jahknow spent time in numerous countries abroad, developing a rounded cultural understanding. Ras Jahknow aims to bridge the contemporary gaps in cultural understanding and unity.