Prana Music Group Welcomes: Adwela & The Uprising

Adwela & The Uprising

Fredericksburg, Virginia


Over the last couple of years at Prana Music Group we have grown exponentially, and with that being said, introductions are an order. Please welcome Adwela & The Uprising to the roster and our family at Prana Music Group. We are very excited to join this already great team and are looking forward to working with them as they spread their powerful music around world.



   Adwela & The Uprising is a national touring and award winning eight-piece reggae band created and based out of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The music they create is the epitome of roots-conscious rock music that spreads truth, soul stirring lyrics, and gives you no choice but to come to a new overstanding about the world we live in, who we are, and who we aspire to be. 

   Adwela & The Uprising was named Best New Artist in 2015 by the Virginia Reggae Awards. They have been touring up and down the East and West coasts of the United States sharing their music and have international plans in the works. Their music has been embraced by the many that appreciate the unique and authentic sound true to the heart of reggae.


  They have also had the pleasure of sharing the stage with many of the very artists that inspire and continue to influence them today. The list includes legendary reggae artists such as The Wailers, Ziggy Marley, Third World, New Kingston, Akea Beka (Midnite), Tarrus Riley, Culture, and Afroman. Their influences also include icons such as Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, Bob Marley, Gregory Isaacs, Burning Spear, and many more. 

   Their first album titled, “The Road Less Traveled”, released in March of 2017 and charted at #28 on the iTunes Reggae Album Charts. Each song on the album enlightens the minds with truth. Songs such as “Riot” and “Shackles and Bondage” tell the story of the struggle that lies in all of us and what is faced day to day in the world we perceptively live in. The songs, “Same Old Same” and “The Fight”, offer a glimpse into the experiences Adwela Dawes has encountered over the years.


Keep an eye out for this band, because this is the year of The Uprising!



Adwela & The Uprising is:



Adwela Dawes: Lead Vocals, Melodica


Alex Jackson: Horns


Drake Newcomb: Keyboards


Eric A. "Jackson": Horns


Erik Arnoldson: Lead Guitar


Marcus "Drummie" Harris II: 

AKA: Hollywood Drummer


Rachel "Rockei" Henry: Backing Vocals


Rohan Meredith: Bass Guitar

Nathan Ward