Born in the parish of Westmoreland Jamaica and raised in the small mountain village of Moreland Hill in the same parish, Clatta Bumboo presently resides in the city of Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Influenced by the commanding reggae sound of the Rastafari elders such as The Wailers, Bob Marley, Burning Spear and Culture; Clatta Bumboo has accepted the responsibility to uphold the roots music of his culture, as he records and release original reggae records from his new home city of Providence. Releases to date includes We Are Chosen, She's A Rebel, Baseline, Know Jah, Heartache, Heartache Dub and Mother's Prayer; all available for streaming and download on all major digital platforms.
Starting out, the idea was to fulfill the simple task of writing songs to break the monotony of the humdrum existence in the first world. After multiple songs completed, two years of recording, it felt right to share the sound, so Roots Government Band was formed to solidify the original sound and songs of Clatta Bumboo. The singer and The Band played many small gigs and a few festivals in and around the State of Rhode Island including the PVD Fest 2018 staging on the City Hall/Skye Gallery Stage, which earned Roots Government Band a Motif Magazine Best Reggae Act nomination 2018/2019. With the continued encouragement from local reggae lovers, Clatta Bumboo and Roots Government band are focused on taking the music to the people far and wide.
To date, after the first three original releases produced by Ray Gennari at Rocktorium Records, released March 29,2019 (We are Chosen, She's A Rebel and Baseline); Clatta Bumboo is set to release the debut album produced by Cape Verdean Maestro Jorge "Djim" Job at Ot'era Records, supported by New England tour in summer of 2020 into the winter of 2021 respectively. Clatta Bumboo continues to expand by challenging himself to further break new ground in the highly anticipated project in progress with master Cape Verdean producer Antoine "Tony Kid' Santos at The Attic Record Studio expected to drop early 2021.
Rebel: Produced By: Ray Gennari. March 29, 2019
Baseline: Produced by Ray Gennari. March 29,2019
Chosen: Produced by Ray Gennari. March 29,2019
Produced by: Djim Job. "HEARTACHE" May 8, 2020
Drum feat. Aston Barrett Jr. Produced by: Djim Job
Produced by: Phillip McFarlane April 17,2020.