Haile Selassie and Empress Wayzero Menen be praised.... Jah Tsidkenu is a Rastafari singer who endeavours to write and sing soulful music.He does not concentrate on being a prolific artist but instead focuses on the quality of the output.His music can be very political at times as he sings about the state of the realities of his time. His music is seasoned with a unique brand of Rastafari rootsiness. He has an unmistakable voice that could be described as pleasant.He is a vegetarian and smokes marijuana (cannabis),which inspires him to write sound lyrics (great brain food) and sing with deep feeling.He loves Earth colours. Read the following along with the narration of Track 12............... Jah Tsidkenu started recording in 1995.'Astronaut' and 'Hail di Emperor' were recorded 1997-1999.'Peace til Shiloh' was inspired by Isaiah chapter 11. Jah Tsidkenu is averse to promises and says you should expect two things from him...Nothing so you won't be disappointed and anything so you won't be surprised. His most revered artiste of all time is the supremely soulful Rastafari baritone Peter Tosh and 'Rastafari is'(by Tosh) is his favourite song. He has been influenced by almost every recording artiste he has ever listened to and this probably explains his distinctly multi-expressive singing style. He is certainly not the biggest artiste you've ever listened to be he could well be the quaintest.Jah Tsid may not be all that easy on the eyes but he is certainly easy on the ears. He records with a band of older musicians (The Chakula Band) and his musical output is therefore usually reminescent of The Seventies-The Golden Age of Roots Rock Reggae. He is enamoured with Africanness..African music,African Movies and African Scented Oils (especially Nubian Musk). 'I need to Rest' speaks on the insanities of the status quo at home and abroad. He is very concerned about current world events and he insists that since the world is being spoilt by a handful of heartless people,if good people should come together then all wickedness shall be eradicated from the planet....The internet is the best avenue for this union.A chat room will not be capacious enough so perhaps we'll need a chat condo. Jah Tsidkenu means 'our righteous one'.Being Rastafari, Jah Tsidkenu is an avid meditator (Thanks to great cannabis reefers) and this serves to augment his creative energies.'Land of Promise' expresses his overall outlook and mission. He is also vegetarian and loves to cook Ital (wholly natural and organic).He loves a lot of herbs and spices in his meals. Jah Tsidkenu is an introvert who honestly loves seclusion and loneliness.This spiritually embellishes his daily trod. He is usually soft spoken and quiet. He maintains that equity and justice are the only solutions to these tumultuos Times. Jah Tsidkenu has a deep love for his other half and this is aptly expressed in 'never let me go'.He also has a passion for the Emperor Haile Selassie the First and sees himself as a tool the Emperor's energy utilises.Give 'The Emperor' a listen and you will get a good feel for his adoration. His favourite activities are reading the Bible,smoking cannabis,imbibing Roots drinks and meditating as well as surfing the net for requisite info and knowledge. Jah Tsidkenu prefers not to divulge the kind of personal info usually found in Bios but prefers to give an overview of his vibes. Simple things like clean mountain air,spring water,ital stew and potent cannabis mean everything to this king. Give this CD a listen and you'll agree that his talent is rare and his voice most pleasant.His singing style is unusually calm and smooth. This record could truly soothe a troubled soul especially if ganga is puffed and Roots drinks imbibed to maximize the profundity of the meditation.While you're at it share the vibe with ten other music lovers. Do not be surprized if you fall in love with Jah Tsidkenu. Haile Selassie I and Empress Menen I be praised.
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