Author: MNI Media Entertainment | Date: 04 January 2019
New York based Senegalese Reggae artist Meta Dia is the lead singer of the reggae group Meta and the Cornerstones.
Meta was born in Senegal, West Africa, and started performing from he was 14-years-old on the streets of his hometown.
It was after he relocated to the United States that the band Meta and the Cornerstones was formed. The group's sound is described as being "a melting pot rooted in diversity, strength and unity as they combine their creative differences from Africa, Asia, the Middle East and the Caribbean."
They further channel Roots Reggae while simultaneously breathing new life into the genre, thus creating what critics have called a “soul-pounding spiritual experience” during their live performances.
In 2008, Meta and The Cornerstones released their first album entitled “Forward Music”. Of this work Clive Chin; Jamaican producer for The Wailers, Dennis Brown, and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry, notes, “Meta and The Cornerstones have taken us back to the foundation of reggae music”.
Today, MNI Media is proud to feature the new single from Meta and the Cornerstones titled: "The fig and Olive Tree." This new single is being featured from the new album "Hira."
The new album surfs between a multilingual palette of French, English, Wolof, and Fulani; breaking barriers as it builds bridges across the Atlantic spreading peace love and harmony.
Listen to the new track below here. The Video for the track was Directed by Hisham Muhidin:
Meta has worked with many Reggae Grammy artist Damian Marley. He has also worked with Morgan Heritage; Dub Inc and has toured extensively.