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Macka B & The Roots Ragga Band

It is probably long overdue, but we are very excited to welcome Macka B to Shambala for the first time!

Macka B is one of Britain’s most influential dancehall toasters, pushing the music back toward a Rastafarian political consciousness. His rough, gravely vocals give him an instantly identifiable sound. Although the vast majority of Macka B’s material is devoted to spiritual and social messages, he also lightens the mood with perceptive, humorous material. He has shunned aspirations for a commercial crossover, however, staying true to the sound and spirit of his roots but playing shows worldwide to likeminded followers.

In 2002 Macka B teamed up with his current backing musicians the Roots Ragga Band to release the album ‘By Royale Command’ and in 2003 he played for the first time in West Africa performing in Senegal alongside Baaba Maal. He continues to tour the world performing in faraway places such as Mayotte Island, Hawaii, Mexico and all 4 corners of Europe, spreading consciousness, humility and breaking down the barriers.