With more than 20 years of experience, Ras Kuko is a respected artist from Madrid, founder of the legendary Spanish Reggae band Cañaman. During his career he has released eight albums and collaborated with many international or Spanish artists. His various trips to Jamaica have brought to he inspiration and teachings, having experienced as a result recording sessions at Anchor Studios with Sly & Robbie on the production. But also featurings with artists such as Capleton, Anthony B, Lutan Fyah, Jr Kelly, Luciano or the I-Threes member, Marcia Griffiths.
Ras Kuko has performed at major festivals in Spain and abroad, such as Cultura Urbana, Viñarock, Espárrago Rock, U Zona Reggae, Arafo Reggae, Tarifa, Reggus, Rototom, Reggae Vibes, Vivo Reggae (Chile), Urban Fest (Argentina), Harare festival (Zimbabwe) an so on… Sharing the stage with artists such as Alpha Blondy, The Wailers, Jimmy Cliff, Black Uhuru, Steel Pulse, Aswad, Culture, UB40, Luthan Fyah, Capleton, Anthony B… and visiting with his music many different countries: Jamaica, Germany, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Zimbabwe, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, México or Perú. In addition, Ras Kuko takes part of several parallel projects within reggae music.
Singer, musician, producer and composer, Ras Kuko releases his first solo album on 2008. Raspect, with the collaboration of the Mad Sensi Band, showing quality, power and social compromise.
In 2010 it was time for the second one, Ras Kuko & Friends, a musical work with numerous featurings and collaborations. Fifteen tracks produced by Ras Kuko with artists such as Fyahbwoy, I-Nesta, Morodo, Ras Tewelde, Pinnacle Rockers, Astrid Jones, Jaggy D, Mabrakat, Ti Polosound, Yolanda Eyama & Norris LF. Plus the charismatic song alongside the founder of the great ASWAD, Brinsley Forde.
2013 showed up his third solo album, Entre Tú y Yo, proving that Ras Kuko has no time to waist, he is always ready for war. An album of twelve tracks and an extra Dub, that was elaborated by Okoumé studios team and mastered by Lion & Fox (U.S.A.). This time the featurings are Quique Neira, Ganjah’r Family, Lava Sound & Salazar El Tabaquero.
Nowadays Ras Kuko lives in Canary Islands, where he started a new project with the One Xe Band, his new backing band, made up with the best musicians of the area. Due to the proximity of Africa to the Canary Islands, Ras Kuko finds out his inspiration and energy for preparing a tour spreading his message and his music all over the world and having the vibration for composing and writing.
ONE XE BAND are: Jonay (bass), Isaías (percussion and voice), Pablo (drums), Tomás (guitar), Ras Kuko (voice and guitar), Yeray (keyboards and voice), Felipe (keyboards) and Jose Izquierdo (sound technician).