Jamaican reggae music is one of the best-known genres of music around the world, uniting people of all countries, all races, and all religions with a sound that is dedicated to searching for the answers to life, to conflict, to humanity, to the world, to love. There are few artists in this musical genre today that are creating the epitome of this artistic insight, professing subjects that are so often glazed over by mainstream music. Hailing from Washington D.C., reggae band SOJA is on the forefront of this revolution, telling the roots story, but from the other side: America. SOJA embodies musicians unlike any other band in any genre of music. The members—Jacob, Bobby, Ken, Ryan, and Patrick—have been a team since childhood with lifelong musical goals, which they are still pursing together today.
In addition to creating new music and touring, the band remains committed to creating real music, music that can’t be ignored. Jacob explains, and Bob Marley's fans all feel like when he is singing a song, it's to them. You could be from anywhere, any situation, rich, poor – it doesn't matter; the song is directed at them. He speaks to you, the love songs too. That is what we are after. Not one side of the story, the whole thing, both sides of the coin.