Reggae, Roots, Dub, Ska
Mbeewan & The RAS-MAN Band (Reggae All Star Manila Band)
M’Beewan, a 33 year Old multi-instrumentalist and composer-songwriter for more than 10 years, was the lead singer iRieTEAM a French Nu-Roots Reggae band created in 2003, and made 2 albums and a Live DVD (Besoin d’Aide! 2005 / Live à l’Herbe en zik 2006 / Enfants de la Patrie 2008).
Born in France he started to study violon then saxophone in a musical High School. He played drums, keyboards and guitar in few bands when he was a teenager, but find his way behind a microphone, writing lyrics since he was 6.
Mbeewan is willing to unite people around a message which breaks the borders of reggae and of generations, thanks to its multiple influences.
Reggae, rock, dub, hip-hop and soul are the main influences which guide Mbeewan’s music.
Mbeewan’s songs are definitely militants and deal with topics such as education, ecology, religion, wars, racism and crisis linked to identity, as well as conflicts destroying Africa and the Middle-East.
Mbeewan shared stages with a lot of famous French and International bands such as:
Dub Incorporation, Aswad, Israel Vibration, Alpha Blondy, Gladiators, Rod Taylor, Dobacaracol, K2R Riddim, Bawajafar N Free, Raspigaous, Sergent Garcia, Abdou Day, Kaly Live Dub, Ministère des Affaires Populaires, Mighty Cut, Tonton David, Danakil, Broussai, Kana, Les Wampas, Les Caméléons, Riké, Killa Karltoon, Lord Bitum, Marcel et Son Orchestre…
and Backed by iRieTEAM, CHi’n’i Band (CN), Rockaaz Massive, Booma Sound, Time Acome Crew, Meiwenti Sound (CN), Mash Up & Uppersound .
Back from a long trip to Asia, M’beewan recorded “Round Wan” in China, which is his first 6 track-EP, relaesed in Spring 2010 and he’s on the road again, with a new net-tape "Wan More Time "ready to spread his vibes all over Europe.
Back in Asia in 2012 and based in Manila Philippines, he is preparing an album with only english songs, for the first time in 15 years singing…
-2002 with CLAN-F (Missile Skeud)
-2003 Compilation “Paroles de Jeunes 2” (“CROSS. II”) with CLAN-F
-2003 Live Niort with Attentat Skwatt
-2005 “Besoin d’Aide !” with iRieTEAM
-2006 “Live in Bes’town” with iRieTEAM
-2007 DVD Live with iRieTEAM
-2008 Enfants de la Patrie with iRieTEAM
-2010 Round Wan
-2011 “Wan More Time”
-2012 “Casse toi Pauv’ Con”
-2015 “School of Life”