What to know about Jamaican musician Ras D

Jamaican musician Ras D
Jamaican musician Ras D

Ras D, born Dave A. Munroe developed his love of music and songwriting through his relationship with childhood friend Andrew Tosh, son of Peter Tosh of ‘Wailers’ fame.

He’s since soldiered on to become a prolific singer/songwriter with his popular compositions hailed across Jamaica.  A vocalist and musician, Flourgan, sang one of Ras D’s original songs, “Lasco”, which became a TV & Radio commercial in Jamaica.

Ras D has performed his music in venues across Jamaica which led to a tour of the USA along with Andrew Tosh.

The Jamaica national scored big with his debut album “Give Some Love Today” released in September 2004. The album had original reggae compositions with guest performances from Andrew Tosh and Junior Toots, son of Toots Hibbert of ‘Toots and the Maytals’.

Encouraged by the success of his first album, Ras D recorded a sophomore project, titled “Love with Meaning” in 2007, staying true to his roots and keeping  the  message alive with his unique soulful voice.

His third album “Jah Reign,” exhibited his growth as a writer and on the “Reggae International” song he illustrates his commitment to the genre by honouring the forefathers. Also included on this album is “Love You I Do” featuring the debut of Davian Munroe, the first collaboration between Ras D and his oldest son.

Most recent collaborations include working with internationally known producers such Born Free, resulting in the song “Sufferation” which has been in rotation at Jamaica’s #1 Radio station Irie FM, Roots FM, Suncity Radio 104.9 FM as well as Pandora Radio and XM Satellite Radio.

Jamaican musician Ras D's media kit or EPK
Jamaican musician Ras D’s media kit or EPK

Ras D has performed in many festivals including Napa Valley Reggae Festival, Dreadstock Reggae Festival and Monterey Bay Reggae Festival. He has also performed at Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Hawaii, Mandela Village Arts Center in Oakland, California as well as the Black Expo in Oakland and many other venues.

Ras D’s fourth music album “Amazing” is out on all music platforms.  

As a budding actor Ras D has successful been featured in an independent film “Island Paradise”, he has appeared in two sitcoms, “First Friday” and “Talk that Talk” as well as Jamaican movie “Cop and a Bad Man”.

You can connect with Ras D and access his music for purchase and downloads via the following links.

Booking Email: rasd0673@gmail.com  

Phone: 510-289-5418

ITunes: www.ITunes.com/rasd

Reverbnation: Ras D

Twitter: Ras D Music

Facebook: Ras Dave

Instagram: ras_d_music

Apple Music

YouTube: Ras D

by michael eli dokosi/www.blakkpepper.net

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