KONTAKT Presents The Mighty Zulu Warrior JAH SHAKA + FULL SOUND SYSTEM IN SESSION.
We are very proud to confirm the return booking of the mighty zulu warrior himself… JAH SHAKA, one of the pioneers of sound system culture as we know it today and a positive inspiration for many of current sound systems around the world.
Jah Shaka has been operating a London-based, roots reggae Jamaican sound system since the early 1970s. His name is an amalgamation of the Rasta term for God and that of a Zulu warrior, Shaka Zulu.
Jah Shaka events are renowned for attracting a wide audience from all backgrounds and races. Shaka believes it to be a testament to the quality of the message that he expounds in his choice of music and his Rastafarian beliefs.
Shaka stayed true to his Rastafarian beliefs during the 1980s when many other Sound Systems had started to follow the Jamaican trend towards playing dancehall music. His refusal to compromise inspired a host of new UK reggae artists and Sound Systems such as Eastern Sher, The Disciples, Iration Steppas, Jah Warrior, Channel One Sound System, Conscious Sounds, The Rootsman and Abashanti-I. Non-reggae artists such as Basement Jaxx have also cited Jah Shaka as an influence during interviews.
On his own record label he has released music from Jamaican artists such as Max Romeo, Johnny Clarke, Bim Sherman and Prince Alla as well as UK groups such as Aswad and Dread & Fred. He has released a number of dub albums, often under the Commandments of Dub banner.
In 1980 Shaka played himself in the film Babylon (directed by Franco Rosso), operating his Sound System in a soundclash at the climax of the story. In 1989 Shaka visited Jamaica and worked with many musicians there, including King Tubby.
SATURDAY 11th OCTOBER 2014
— 22.00 – 06.00 —
24 Dryden Street,
— MAIN ARENA —
– THE MIGHTY ZULU WARRIOR : JAH SHAKA (London)
+ FULL SOUND SYSTEM !!!!!
— Caribbean Food & Merchandise Stalls —
TICKETS ONLINE @
TICKETS IN SHOPS @
Rockaboom – 18 Malcolm Arcade, Leicester LE1 5DF
Wellgosh – 34 High St, Leicester, LE1 5YN
Cartel’s – 4 Loseby Lane, Leicester LE1 5DR
— TICKET PRICES —
– Advance ‚In Store’ Tickets:
Standard £15.00 +BF
– Advance ‚Online’ Tickets:
Super Early Bird £10.00 +BF
Early Bird £12.50 +BF
Standard £15.00 +BF
– On The Door : £20.00
……. All Roads Lead To Leicester