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. However, it is the bands lyrical message of peace, love, and unity that brings true meaning to Nkula’s music and the common reggae adage “Word, Sound, & Power.”

Nkula is led by “Ras Abel” Mekonnen who hails from Ethiopia, and brings more than 20 years of professional music experience to the group. To complement their original sound, Nkula also pays tribute to a select group of foundational artists including Garnett Silk, the Congos, the Roots Raddics, and Bob Marley & the Wailers.


Band Members
Vocals - Ras Abel Mekonnen
Vocals - Fern Gray
Drums - Addio Ras
Bass - Anteneh Sergawe
Lead Guitar - Raul Flores
Lead Guitar - Nick Gold
Keyboards - Ryan Tramonte
Percussion - Max Sagastizado
Trumpet - Mark Allred
Saxophone- Andrew Samson
Trombone - Jonathan Spencer