Baptism By Fire
Shaka Man, born in Cambridge, Jamaica, has immense talent and his musical backround is vast. He began his musical career at a very young age playing a rattler and bass drum for the Pocomania church. The art of music has been the essence of his life since then. Taught by Rita Marley's father Papa Roy, Shaka himself is now responsible for have taught and produced numerous well-respected reggae musicians. He started one of the world best reggae bands, The Rastafarians, which helped launch his career and the band still performs together today. He recorded his first solo album 'Baptism by Fire' with the Studio One band. When Shaka Man is not in his own studio, which houses his own group of hand picked reggae artists, he can be found at most reggae shows and festivals on-stage, behind the drums, backing the best of the best. These artists include Dennis Brown, Big Youth, The Melodians, Ken Boothe, Frankie Paul, Supa Cat, Sugar Minot, Daddy Freddy, John Holt, Roland Alphonso, the Skatalites and many, many more. He has produced hundreds of albums for other artists such as Everton Blender, Mikey Spice, E.T. Webster and Triston Palmer. He is a multi-instrumentalist and a mixing master. His own collection of albums consist of 'Baptism by Fire', '2030AD', 'Passover', 'Dejazzmatch' and with the Rastafarians, 'Orthodox'.