Daweh Congo was born in Kingston, Jamaica. His father, Leo Graham was the lead vocalist with the Bleechers and recorded songs for producers Joe Gibbs and Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. Daweh’s main inspiration came from his reading of the book “Marcus Garvey’s Children”. Da – Weh – Congo means ‘Congo loved one…”
Daweh recorded his first song for legendary Alton Ellis and later recorded for Stewart Brown and Andrew Nash. Barry O’Hare produced his astonishing debut album “Militancy” (Runn Records- Holland). The teachings of Marcus Garvey are featured heavily on “Militancy” which went over well amongst Rastafarians and conscious roots enthusiasts.
Daweh Congo then propelled himself to the forefront of conscious roots reggae with his second album “Human Rights & Justice” (Roots and Culture Records- N.C.). Daweh’s mesmerising voice catapulted “Human Rights and Justice” to the number one position on ireggae.com top ten reggae albums for the month of May 2000.
Vocally and lyrically Daweh Congo made such an impression that many Reggae fans regarded him as one of the most promising new singers. In 1999 Jet Star Records U.K. released his third album “Guidance” (Jet Star /Charm- U.K.), recorded at Jet Star’s “Cave Studios” in London. The release of “Guidance” immediately shot to number one position on www.ireggae.com top ten reggae albums for the month of September 2000.
Next up was Jah Children, a 14 song album recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Studios in Kingston, Jamaica for producer Andrew ‘Super’ Nash of SuperVibez Production featuring the likes of some of Reggae music’s most accomplished musicians, Franklyn ‘Bubbler’ Waul – keyboards, Chris Meredith – Bass, Wilburn ‘Suiddley’ Cole – Drums and percussions, Earl ‘Chinna’ Smith – Guitar and Dean Fraser on Sax. This album has all the ingredients for excellence and the potential to be a true classic.
Daweh has performed in Europe and also did a short three state tour of the United States and several performances in Trinidad and his native Jamaica and in Sweden.