The Itals are a Rastafarian Jamaican Roots Reggae band. In Jamaican Patios the word ital means pure natural and unprocessed. As Rastamen they live in the countryside in Westmoreland Parish, Jamaica where the food and air is superior to the city life. They were finalists in the Jamaica Festival Song Competition in 1981 and 1982. Over the years, they have performed in more than fifteen countries and have given hundreds of shows in the United States and Canada. As one of the hardest working groups in reggae today, they continue to reach new, young audiences. With their timeless message and sweet harmonies, they have created a sound that is, at once, both classic and fresh, reaching listeners of all ages.