Zafayah w/ Reggae Rajahs & Ziggy B @ OTB, New Delhi Fri 8th March 2013
Zafayah w/ Reggae Rajahs & Ziggy Blunt
Where: Café Out Of The Box, 9A Hauz Khas Village
When: Friday 8th March 2013 , 9pm, Free Entry
Zafayah, is a Bulgarian reggae artist, producer and co-founder reggae label. – Roots Rocket.
Zafayah is a versatile artist covering genres such as Roots Reggae, Raggamuffin, Soul and Hip-hop. His topics range from oppression, poverty and social injustice to smooth and soulful lyrics that soothe the mind.
He is a reggae pioneer in his own country and his mission has always been to put Bulgarian reggae music on the map. Zafayah has performed in Bulgaria, UK, Greece, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Slovakia, Turkey and collaborated with many international artists). He has shared the stage with names such as Mad Professor, Percy Dread from the legendary Natural-Ites, Ras Zacharri, Jahcoustix, Solo Banton, YT, to name a few.
Zafayah’s EP “Out Loud” alongside Dub Caravan (London, UK) reached #1 on Junodownload’s best sellers chart for roots reggae which was something very significant for Bulgarian reggae music. Full release here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJ4AtGSyweE
He has just dropped the riddim compilation called “Bun Vampayah” with artists from all over the world (Jamaica, US, Africa, Europe). Check the riddim medley here: http://youtu.be/wCi8ZYkvY8o
Official websites: Roots Rocket’s website: http://rootsrocket.org/artist-profile-zafayah.html
Reggae Rajahs (Diggy Dang, DJ MoCity and Mr. Herbalist aka General Zooz) are India’s first reggae sound system. Known for their energetic live performances, they are reggae entertainers and promoters based out of New Delhi.
Formed in 2009, Reggae Rajahs have dedicated themselves to spreading the sounds of reggae music across India. They frequently perform at clubs and live venues all over the country and have also performed at many festivals including Sunburn Festival (Goa), SulaFest (Nashik) and Ragasthan (Jaisalmer). They host their own stage at the NH7 Weekender Festival called the ‘Dubstation’ which has introduced thousands of people to dub based sounds over the last two years.
The year 2012 saw Reggae Rajahs make their first appearance on the European scene, playing club shows in Oslo and Budapest and performing at major festivals including Uprising (Slovakia) and Outlook (Croatia).
In January 2013, Reggae Rajahs were chosen as the opening act for Snoop Dogg aka Snoop Lion in New Delhi. They have also performed with a number of established international artists such as Dub Inc. (France), Million Stylez (Sweden), Ziggi Recado (Holland), Apache Indian, Mr. Williamz, Brother Culture, Soom T, Mungo’s HI Fi (all UK), Supa Bassie & Sargento Garcia (Spain), Dreadsquad (Poland) and Subatomic Sound (USA).
Reggae Rajahs have also been nominated for the Best International Group award at the British Reggae Industry Awards (2012) alongside illustrious Jamaican artists such as Toots & the Maytals, Mighty Diamonds and Third World.
DJ Ziggy Blunt (aka The Root) blends together traditional old school and new school Vibes from Reggae, Dubstep, Drum and Bass, Hip-Hop to Moombahton. Gaining experience since early age, Hip Hop has been a huge inspiration in his life. He has been break dancing since the age of thirteen as B-boy Root, as well has been writing, recording, and producing tracks as rapper The Root, recording with a wide range of artists such as Croatian producer Captain S.O.M.M.A , Columbian R&B Artist Pixels and other artists from Germany, Austria, Honduras, Zimbabwe, India, USA and more. He is also Co-Founder of Park Rollerz.