Already a favorite on the European Reggae and World Music
festival circuit, 2017 will be when Senegal born Meta Dia’s third album
will be released and when the US really gets to see Meta and The
Cornerstones live on tour. Fans of Lucky Dube will be thrilled to see
the artist who is poised to carry his message forward.
Senegal born Meta Dia’s unforgettable vocals are complemented by the
incomparable sounds of his band The Cornerstones. Meta and The
Cornerstones’ music is warm and embodying, immensely addictive, and
destined to forever change the dynamics of Reggae music. Through pure
musical genius and humble spirits, the band successfully fuses Reggae,
Afro-Pop, Hip-Hop, Rock, and Soul music with passionate lyrics in
English, French, Wolof and Fulani.
Meta and The Cornerstones first album 'Forward Music' (2008) contains
hits such as 'Somewhere in Africa', 'Cornerstone' and 'Still Around'.
Their second album, 'Ancient Power' (2013) pays a tribute to the ageless
sounds of reggae preserved by the history of its legends. Co-produced by
Steel Pulse’s Sidney Mills, this 14-track musical journey features
musicians such as Dean Fraser, Julian Marley, and Wayne "C-Sharp"
Clarke, and collaborations with Reggae legend U-Roy, Capleton, and
Meta and The Cornerstones’ 3rd album HIRA ' is set to be released in
February 2017. The album was recorded at Peter Gabriels Real World
Studios and mixes world music genres with roots reggae . With this third
and most personal album produced by Meta Dia himself, the band seeks to
trespass boundaries and embrace differences between people, cultures and
With their mission statement 'each one, teach one' Meta and The
Cornerstones are set off to conquer the world with fresh sounding soul
pounding roots world reggae.