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Jah Rootsman
South Africa, Pretoria

About Jah Rootsman

Jah Rootsman, Dub Poet Eminent and one of the founding fathers of Rastafari in South Africa, lives in Eersterust, Pretoria, South Africa. He writes mystifyingly, eclectic and perennial poetry that deals with secularism, spirituality and sedition; fusing it with the strong beat of the Reggae Dub Riddim.

During the heydays of apartheid, being a conscious activist, Rootsman used to recite his protes ... read more

About Jah Rootsman

Jah Rootsman, Dub Poet Eminent and one of the founding fathers of Rastafari in South Africa, lives in Eersterust, Pretoria, South Africa. He writes mystifyingly, eclectic and perennial poetry that deals with secularism, spirituality and sedition; fusing it with the strong beat of the Reggae Dub Riddim.

During the heydays of apartheid, being a conscious activist, Rootsman used to recite his protest poetry in community halls and clandestine gatherings in the townships; to the chagrin of the ignoble authorities, who would retaliate with dogs, teargas and batons.

He was introduced to Dub Poetry in Kingston Jamaica, during a visit to the Caribbean Islands in 1985; including Haiti, Cuba, The Dominican Republic and of course Jamaica. On his return, Linton Kwesi Johnson, Mutabaruka, Mikey Smith and Prince Far I became his mentors in the skill of fusing Poetry with Dub, of which he mastered the art.

In 2008, he released his first self- produced Dub Poetry album in the controversial “POEMS FROM THE KRYPT”, followed by the dynamic “DREAD MAN CHANT” in 2009 and the same year, published his own created web site, (expired link). In 2011, his mystical CD, “THE ORACLE” emerged in validation to the prowess and skill of his Dub Poetic renditions.

Jah Rootsman, besides the Hon. Bob Marley, is the only Reggae Superstar who, with boldness and intrepidity, successfully adapted His Imperial Majesty, King Haile Selassie I's 1969 UN Address to him own DUB POETRY RIDDIM called HAILE SELASSIE I CHANT on his “DREADMAN CHANT” album.

Jah Rootsman compliments the powerful message inherent in all his poetry, and basically utilises videos as a means of publishing his works to an as much wider audience as can be reached. His video Blog is: (expired link), All his videos are also found on YouTube as well as Vimeo.

Jah Rootsman, Ambassador, Icon and Inspiration; is a Highly Respected Josephite Elder, and a dedicated, committed and disciplined follower of H I M without compromise, regret or apology. He subscribes to his own principles of KINDNESS, HONESTY, INTEGRITY, RIGHTEOUSNESS and LOYALTY.

Benny Nimako Boateng wrote: "Jah Rootsman, the society loves you and we are proud of you. Our Darling Brotherly Love may everlastingly by the help of our friends. One big Love. it’s in your life and blood. You deserve it, and that's why you're blessed. Jah blessed. Pleased to get you as a Big Brother. Yeah Man. you're Great. Peace and Love"

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Jah Rootsman
4 years ago

Jah Rootsman, besides the Hon. Bob Marley, is the only Reggae Superstar who, with boldness and intrepidity, successfully adapted His Imperial Majesty, King Haile Selassie I's 1969 UN Address to him own DUB POETRY RIDDIM called HAILE SELASSIE I CHANT on his “DREADMAN CHANT” album.

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