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American Reggae Band SOJA Performs Friday in Hilo

August 22, 2014, 12:46 PM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:41 PM
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Big Island reggae enthusiasts unite.

Virginia-based reggae band SOJA will be performing in Hilo Friday, Aug. 22, along with guest performances by J Boog and Maui-born singer/songwriter Anuhea.

Presented by BAMP Project and Tom Moffat, the concert for all ages begins at 6 p.m. at the Edith Kanakaole Tennis Stadium, located at 350 Kalanikoa St. Gates open at 5 p.m.

Jacob Hemphill, the band’s lead singer and guitarist, said that SOJA is on a mission.

“Our goal as a band is to stick up for the human race,” he said in a press release. “We see the world and we try to make it better in the limited time we have here.”

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This is the philosophy behind SOJA’s music, using a blend of reggae, go-go, D.C. hardcore, Latin, rock and hip-hop to spread their altruistic message.

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Tickets are on sale at Bampproject.com, Flavorus.com, CD Wizard in Hilo, Oshima Surf and Skate in Hil,; Oshima Surf and Skate in Waimea, Oshima Surf and Skate in Kona, and Pacific Vibrations Surf Shop in Kona.

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