About Nkula


A heartical drum beat combined with deep bass grooves and a sweet skank guide Nkula’s listeners to that special place that only reggae lovers know and adore, but it's the band's message of peace, love, and unity that brings true meaning to Nkula’s music.  

Nkula is led by “Ras Abel” Mekonnen who hails from Ethiopia, and brings more than 20 years of professional music experience to the group. In its short tenure, Nkula has had the pleasure of performing at venues such as The Lincoln Theatre, Tropicalia, Freeman Stage, Union Stage, and opening up for acts such as SOJA, Steel Pulse and Jesse Royal.  


Band Members
Vocals - Ras Abel Mekonnen
Drums - Addio Ras
Bass - Anteneh Sergawe
Guitar - Raul Flores
Guitar - Nick Gold
Keyboards - Ryan Tramonte
Percussion - Max Sagastizado
Trumpet - Mark Allred
Saxophone- Agimon Ali
Trombone - Tony Aimone