Meta and the Cornerstones

Senegal USA
Soul African
Meta and the Cornerstones

Meta & The Cornerstones’ sound is 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 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.

Following the release of Ancient Power, Meta and The Cornerstones toured Europe, Africa and the USA playing at legendary Reggae and world music festivals. (Summerjam, DE/ Reggae on the River, US/ Festival D'Essaouira, MAR) By the end of 2014, a tour in the Pacific was realized counting eight shows in New Zealand.

In 2015, Meta and The Cornerstones started recording their third album called "HIRA" at the Real World Studios of Peter Gabriel in England. Composed and produced by Meta Dia himself and lyrically expressing his spiritual background and growth. HIRA calls for spiritual unity, religious tolerance and finding oneself. Flavors of Bossa Nova, Middle Eastern sounds, Moroccan Gnaoua, Classical Jazz, Flamenco (Special guest Concha Buika), Rock and African Rhythms are mixed into a backbone of Roots Reggae. Released in February 2017, the album was reviewed by Jeune Afrique Magazine a “perfectly produced and very mystical album”.

Videos
  • Official video: Mind Your Business - Meta and The Cornerstones - HIRA
    Official video: Mind Your Business - Meta and The Cornerstones - HIRA
  • Meta and The Cornerstones FULL LIVE CONCERT Cabaret Frappé 2014
    Meta and The Cornerstones FULL LIVE CONCERT Cabaret Frappé 2014
  • Meta and The Cornerstones- Somewhere In Africa (Official Video)
    Meta and The Cornerstones- Somewhere In Africa (Official Video)
Press
„Keines Ihrer Konzerte ist ein "Auftritt" im weitläufigen Sinne. Vielmehr wirkt es wie ein zufälliges Treffen von Menschen aus allen Teilen der Welt, um so unaufdringlich wie eindringlich ihre simple, aber umso wichtigere Mission vorzutragen: Einheit und Vielfalt sind vereinbar." - Werner Zips
Riddim magazine
Discography
Hira
Hira
2017
Baco Records
Ancient Power
Ancient Power
2013
Groove Attack
Forward Music
Forward Music
2008
54 Sound Llc
Line up

Meta Dia - Vocal, Guitar
Shahar Mintz - Lead Guitar
Hocine Benameur - Guitar
Aya Kato - Keys
Biguy - Drums
Rupert McKenzie - Bass

Availability

Territories:

Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Switzerland, Scandinavia

2018 May, June, July, August
Contact
Frank Abraham
Frank Abraham
Managing Director, Booking Agent
fa@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 20
Leya Jerzy
Leya Jerzy
Production & PR
leya@f-cat.de / +49 30 26 103 29 33

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