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Posted On July 29, 2014By altonIn News

NEW SHOW DATES announcement!

So far, our Bound To Glory Summer Tour has been wondergreat! We enjoyed playing for thousands of people coming together from all over the world at the Gnaoua Festival (Morocco), Surfana Festival (Holland), Fête de la Musique (France), ‘t Paard van Troje (Holland), Afro Latino Festival (Belgium), Festival Mundial (Holland), Gap en Famisol (France), Musa Festival (Portugal), Summerjam (Germany), Mighty Sounds (Czech Republic), Abracadagrasses & Cabaret Frappé (France). Here we are, back in the Big Apple, making ourselves ready for our first show in California at the legendary Reggae onRead More
“The contrasts and the traditions of Ancient Power are what make it such an exciting album. If you are interested in what reggae is sounding like in the present, then this is a great place to start. It will be intriguing to see where Meta & the Cornerstones go next.” Joe Wilcock, Meta & The Cornerstones – Ancient Power. “Ancient Power’ is solid and bright and manages to balance influences from the Caribbean, the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. Highlights include the upbeat Bound to Glory with a rockingRead More

Posted On March 28, 2014By altonIn News

NEW SINGLE ZION STEREO out at SXSW!

“The contrasts and the traditions of Ancient Power are what make it such an exciting album. If you are interested in what reggae is sounding like in the present, then this is a great place to start. It will be intriguing to see where Meta & the Cornerstones go next.” Joe Wilcock, Meta & The Cornerstones – Ancient Power. “Ancient Power’ is solid and bright and manages to balance influences from the Caribbean, the U.S., the Middle East and Africa. Highlights include the upbeat Bound to Glory with a rockingRead More
(New York, NY May 3, 2013): Meta and the Cornerstones wowed fans on Tuesday, April 30th during a live performance of singles from their new album Ancient Power, now available on iTunes. Their sophomore album, released the same day through VP Records, was recorded at Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston Jamaica and feature collaborations with U-Roy, Capleton and Damian Marley. Ignited by the energy of the crowd and the excitement and anticipation surrounding the album’s release, the Band took the stage at 9:00pm and sailed through their one hour setRead More
New York, NY (April 24, 2013): On April 30, 2013, VP Records will release Meta and the Cornerstones sophomore album, Ancient Power. The 14 track album, Executive produced by Meta Dia and Co-produced by Sidney Mills, was recorded in Kingston, Jamaica at Tuff Gong Studios. The album features collaborations with reggae artists, U-Roy, Capleton and Damian Marley. Additionally, Meta worked musicians such as Dean Fraser, Julian Marley, Mikey Chung, Wayne “C-Sharp” Clarke and Wilburn “Squidly” Cole, among others, on the album. The first single from the album, “My Beloved Africa”Read More
On Thursday, March 14, 2013, Tammany Hall hosted the listening party for Meta and the Cornerstones’ forthcoming album, Ancient Power. The by invitation only event, hosted by Pat McKay of Sirius XM Radio, was presented by Metarize Music Group, VicRae Inc., VPAL Music and VP Records. The event, which was attended in large part by media, industry executives and specially invited guests, got underway at 9 pm with a brief introduction by Pat McKay. The band took the stage and performed a 30 minute acoustic set that included singles RoaringRead More
On February 26, 2013, Meta and the Cornerstones released the first single, My Beloved Africa, from their forthcoming album, Ancient Power, featuring Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley. Meta Dia, born in Senegal, pays tribute to his homeland with My Beloved Africa by reflecting on the ancestry, rich history and resilience of a people who have been faced with unspeakable hardships. The raw emotion communicated through the lyrics displays Meta’s pride in what he calls, “Africa, my place of birth.” About his experience working with Damian Marley, Meta remarks, “It was trulyRead More