Tahj Kjelland

Musicians & Performers
Musician, poet and activist Tahj Kjelland flavors socially-conscious elements mixed with rhythm and rhyme.
Musician, poet and activist Tahj Kjelland flavors socially-conscious elements with rhythm and rhyme.Photo © Brian Lawrence

Tahj Kjelland intertwines raw, socially-conscious elements with rhythm and rhyme to move the crowd.

The lyricist, vocalist, and musician was influenced at an early age by his mother, a talented bass player. The combined influence of his musical family and socially-conscious upbringing lend him an assured stage presence as a poet and rapper.
Kjelland has been an active musician, poet, and ambivalent activist on the scene for over a decade. He is active in social projects including his latest project, “Express To Speak”, a non-profit organization he founded, enabling at-risk Native American youth to express themselves through spoken word and poetry.

His spiritual and intellectual music encourages his listeners to think for themselves in a time of mass confusion. Beyond being a conduit of creativity, he feels obligated to spread the Truth through his music.

With the recent release of his third album, Sol Dream, Kjelland is now backed by a live band, blending the musical genres of hip hop, funk, reggae and spoken word.

Learn more about the Missoula musician at tahj.us.

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