May 20th, 2009 Saturday, May 30 @ Nationals Park

SOJA will make a special appearance at the Congressional Bank Baseball Classic on Saturday, May 30 at Nationals Park. The Congressional Bank Baseball Classic is a series of four baseball games where D.C.'s best high school teams will compete for the city championship.

May 19th, 2009 Syr Mahber- A SOJA Production on Soul of the Lion

SOJA links up with Luciano, Tony Rebel, Queen Ifrica and more for strong roots album:

DMV Music and Zojak World Wide are pleased to make SOJA’s innovative roots reggae album, Syr Mahber, available to the world. A truly international roots reggae effort, Syr Mahber – Amharic for “roots association” is crafted with the same musical and conscious heights SOJA has earned over the past years while touring and playing to loving fans internationally. Each artist was hand picked by SOJA to form a musical family tree with roots in "Be Aware" and "Faith Works." Syr Mahber stands out with featured songs from established reggae stars from the Caribbean such as Tony Rebel, Luciano, Queen Ifrica and President Brown from Jamaica and Ras Attitude and Batch from St. Croix as well as artists from Ethiopia, Puerto Rico and United States. The cooperative effort produces excellent results over 16 solid tracks of conscious roots reggae music with quality instrumentation and arrangements. Syr Mahber will be featured on Itunes and fine e-tailers everywhere May 12.

May 13th, 2009 SOJA - A new Brand of Reggae

SOJA - A new Brand of Reggae

SOJA’s music and energetic stage shows speaks for itself. Brimming with well founded confidence, and backing it with a set filled with infectious energy, SOJA provided a glimpse into their promising future, and gave credence to their current success, as they both promoted their pending release, “Born in Babylon,” and supported their 2008 release “Stars and Stripes” at Cervantes’ Masterpiece Ballroom in Denver this past weekend.

Although the majority of SOJA inspiration comes from the offbeat of Reggae, inflections of rock, funk and hip hop also combine to create a dynamic sound which has become all their own. Dancing around various styles while keeping true to their reggae roots, SOJA continues to give evidence to the critical acclaim that has followed them the past few years.

May 11th, 2009 SOJA featured on

Publish Date: 5/8/2009

Message still matters for reggae band SOJA

Loveland Reporter-Herald
When Jacob Hemphill was younger, he knew he would do something great with his life, along with his closest friends, of course. Hemphill has accomplished his dream as a talented vocalist and guitarist with his Washington, D.C.-based band, SOJA, which will perform Sunday, May 10, at Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins.

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