Reggae Legend Jah Shaka DIES Days After Announcing A New Tour Date
Reggae legend Jah Shaka has died just days after revealing a new tour date, it was announced on Wednesday.
Jah – who was also known as Zulu Warrior – was a pioneering member of the roots reggae Jamaican sound system in London.
He was born in Clarendon in Jamaica and was based in south east London since 1956.
He became central to London’s sound system culture, producing successful records and running his own label called Jah Shaka Music – where he released songs with artists such as Max Romeo, Bim Sherman and Johnny Clark.
The producer had only recently announced a new tour date for August 19 in the days before he passed.
The cause of death has not yet been revealed.
The news was shared by Horsepower Productions’s Benny Ill on Wednesday afternoon on Twitter, who wrote: ‘Rest In Power Jah Shaka.’
Devastated fans soon took to social media to share tributes and express their condolences at the news.