Martin Intercultural music award recipient three years in a row
Indika Reggae Band is one of the most innovative and influential reggae bands in the Midwest, having won numerous recognitions and awards. By incorporating and expanding their musical repertoire to include genres such as soca, calypso, punta, reggae, dancehall, R&B, jazz, and even some kompa they have market themselves to reach a larger and more diverse audience. Indika, with their highly energetic, multi talented, and versatile front man, Uroy Mushla, has entertained at venues all over the Midwest and southern United States. Recently, Indika has perform at Chicago venues such as The Wild Hare, United Center, Navy Pier and festivals in Illinois, Arkansas, Kansas, Michigan, Indiana, and Minnesota just to name a few. History Established in 1990. Indika arrived on the Chicago music scene in the mid 90s with a line-up of mostly Jamaican musicians. The band could be found playing small venues throughout Chicago and the Midwest.
In 2010, the band expanded its range by including a more diverse lineup of musicians from Belize, Haiti, the USA, in addition to some of the original Jamaican players. This change caused the band's popularity to surge. Indika has become the premier backing band in the Midwest for artists such as Bushman, the legendary Calypso Rose, Gregory Isaacs, Kevin Lyttle, Luciano, Leroy Smart, Lovindeer, Minister Marion Hall (Lady Saw), Pressure Buss Pipe, Richie Spice, Richie Stephens, Swagga Bens, Warrior King, Wayne Wonder just to name a few.