The Tarakis is a collective of musicians that have come around Ras Badjao to support reggae music in Iowa. This is truly a world music project, featuring musicians from the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and Chile. The Tarakis live sets feature many Bob Marley classics with some other reggae covers mixed in and a sprinkling of original songs.
The band is comfortable in both stripped down acoustic settings or as a full ensemble:
The Tarakis is looking forward to a great summer season, including performances at Smokin’ in the Junction, Red Dog Blues Brews & Music Festival, John R. Grubb YMCA Fathers & Families Cookout, Mixology @ the Science Center, Jazz in July, Fistful of Ska, and the World Food & Music Festival as well as ONE LOVE Thursdays every 2nd Thursday of the month at Star Bar.