|Real Name:||Neville Powell|
Jah Shaka, also known as the Zulu Warrior, was a legendary reggae/dub sound system operator and producer. Based in the UK, he operated his sound since the mid-1970s. In the 1980s, he was famous for keeping up his roots and culture agenda, while most of the UK sound systems followed the Jamaican trend for digital dancehall riddims and "slackness" lyrics. While this move placed him outside the reggae mainstream, he acquired a new (white as well as black) following. His fans and musical cooperators, like The Disciples, Jah Warrior and Iration Steppas went on to coin a distinct electronic style of dub nowadays typical for the UK. With his strictly Rastafarian attitude and the dry and heavy sound of his productions, which are (in contrary to most of the more recent UK dub) recorded with live instruments, yet stripped down to the maximum, Jah Shaka is considered the forefather of UK Dub.
|Sites:||jahshakasoundsystem.com , shaka.reggaeclub.org , jahwarrior.com |
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