â€¦.Ras Zacharriâ€“Buju Banton Lineage in Roots Reggaeâ€¦.
Ras Zacharri is one of the most vibrant upcoming new reggae artistes from Jamaica. He specializes in roots reggae with strong messages on spiritual, political and well-being topics, he has also created his own style and genre: Rootstep.
His popularity is growing each day. He received the name Zacharri (which means â€œTo Be Remembered By Jahâ€œ) from his uncle Buju Banton. Zacharri’s music continues to grow in popularity, as both a recording and touring artist. He is currently working on a new album on his own Shem-Ha-Boreh label so you can look out for more uplifting and conscious vibes from the â€˜Herbsmanâ€™.
Music has been his life since his youth, Zacharri states, “From the age of 4 I was always singing for my mum. When it was dinner time, I would make up a song about dinner time, and I always told her that I will be a singer one day, to which she would just laugh. At the age of 10 I wrote my first song and performed it in school and mash up the place. From then I continued, until in the year 2000 I recorded my first track professionally and I have never looked back. Music was always inside of me, like Jah put it there. My mission now is to bring it into the ears of all people and uplift their souls, share messages and bring positive vibrations.”
Recording from the age of 17, he got his first release in 2000 under the name of Dj Bogle with a song called “Irish Moss” on the Stumpy Productions label. Whilst continuing to DJ on various Jamaican sounds and developing his style, Zacharri became also a very notable producer, he worked with and produced some of Jamaicaâ€™s most prominent artistes such as Jah Cure, Sizzla, Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Buju Banton, Assassin, just to name a few.
Zacharri has contributed to many successful international productions including his own Shem-Ha-Boreh label which was the origin of his debut album Herbsman (2009) featuring Luciano, Gregory Isaacs, and Natty King. Herbsman received a global response from an eager audience, building him the well earned reputation as real herbalist. Again the second album New Horizon (2011) on his Shem-Ha-Boreh label, featuring Earl Sixteen, Mark Tenn & Tiwony was greatly received.
Zacharriâ€˜s third album Rootstep, is a collaboration with Roommate, San Franciscoâ€˜s dubstep producer, and is thick with powerful vocals over dubstep riddims featuring Chezidek, Susan Cadogan and Junior Kelly (King Dubbist Label). His records are circulating globally and Zacharri is constantly working on new songs.
Since his emergence, Ras Zacharri has graced the stage of Reggae Sun Seine (FR), Sommand (FR), Ostrodo (PL), Reggae Na Piaskach (PL), Waterproof Festival (FR), Festa del Sole (IT), Night Sky in Zambia; as well as other bookings in Bulgaria, Slovakia, Slovenia, Czech Rep, Amsterdam and Portugal. In all these performances he received an engaging vibe and showed the audience that another star has manifested himself.
When you listen to his music you understand that it was written to form a connection to link spiritually with his listeners. Fans will soon get to listen to him live as he tours various cities in the US, Canada, Brazil, and Australia.
Listen to Ras Zacharri at https://soundcloud.com/ras-zacharri