Reggae legend Jah Shaka to hit Irish soil for an exclusive performance at the Commercial Boat club in Galway, presented by Rootical Soundsystem this Saturday.

Rootical Sounsystem is renowned for hosting famous reggae and dub artists in Galway for many years now. They recently presented amongst others Aba Shanti-I, Mala and Channel One Soundsystem, which puts Galway on the map within this genre.

 

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Channel One Soundsystem, presented by Rootical Soundsystem. Photo by Sita O’Driscoll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jah Shaka, also known as the Zulu Warrior, is a legendary reggae/dub soundsystem operator and producer. Based in the UK, he has been operating 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 soundsystems followed the Jamaican trend for digital dancehall riddims and “slackness” lyrics.

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.

 

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Aba Shanti-I presented by Rootical Soundsystem. Photo by Sita O’Driscoll

More photos of previous Rootical Soundsystem gigs: http://www.sitaodriscoll.com

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Rootical Soundsystem. Photo by Sita O’Driscoll