The second recording from local reggae outfit RasTamils is set to be released next week.
Franklin Fernando, who returned to home to Winnipeg in 2007 after growing up in war-torn Sri Lanka, formed the group with fellow Tamils.
“It’s really just friends coming together to play,” Fernando modestly says.
The concert performance and album release party for It’s A Dream will include special guests Keisha Booker, Dr. Love, and Ismaila Alfa.
The album is described as a collection of “11 dance-inducing anthems, laced with ever-potent, politically-charged lyrics in solidarity with the Tamil people of Sri Lanka.”
Fernando and his group will perform Saturday, September 26 at The Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort Street.
Tickets are $20 at the door or $15 in advance at Music Trader & Into the Music.