Yaadcore presents Hail Ras Tafari Vol. 1 #TribeOfJudah Image

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Upon his return from a US west coast tour with Protoje & The Indiggnation, DJ Yaadcore immediately set to work on a new mix. What was the reason for his urgency? Well, July 23, 2013, the 121st birthday of Emperor Haile Selassie I, is also the release date for Yaadcore's commemorative mix called Hail Ras Tafari, Volume 1: Tribe of Judah.

In unlikely fashion, the mix begins with the sounds of Nyahbinghi drumming and chanting before going into some seldom heard reggae classics of decades gone by. As a leading DJ within the contemporary Reggae Revival movement, Yaadcore stressed the importance of maintaining traditions.

"Older reggae is a must, as always, because it is the root of the Rasta culture, spreading Ras Tafari's message through music. Can't leave out the foundation," said the DJ, whose given name is Rory Cha. "The use of the Nyahbinghi vibration is to give the essence of real worship as opposed to just listening to mainstream reggae because it is a popular song."

Hail Ras Tafari, Volume 1: Tribe of Judah is available for download on SoundCloud as of July 23. Yaadcore's radio program, Reggae Aroma, can be heard weekly on Jamaica's HOT 102FM early on Friday mornings, from 12:30am to 2:00am.


1. Intro
2. Rastafari Elders - Jah Is I Shepherd
3. Rastafari Elders - King's Highway
4. Burning Spear - Hail H.I.M
5. Israel Vibrations - Jah Time Has Come
6. Sergent Pepper - Jah Jah A Martial Dub
7. Jah Shaka - All Things
8. Jah Shaka - Giver Of Life
9. Natural Ites - Picture On The Wall
10. H.I.M - 1963 UN Speech
11. Bob Marley - War
12. Don Carlos - Jah Jah Hear My Plea
13. Black Uhuru - I Love King Selassie
14. Midnite - Negus I Rastafari
15. Garnett Silk - Silk Chant
16. Midnite - Rule The Time
17. Jah 9 - New Name
18. Midnite - Selassie I Say
19. Protoje - Hail Ras Tafari
20. Sizzla - Praise Ye Jah
21. Jah Cure - I'm On My Way
22. Daweh Congo - God A Bless
23. Sanchez - Praise Him
24. Luciano - It's Me Again Jah
25. Mark Wonder - Jah Love Is So Amazing
26.Vivian Jones - Chant Rastafari
27. Garnett Silk - Kingly Character
28. Jah 9 - Reverence
29. Iba Mahr - Great Is H.I.M
30. Chronixx, Protoje, Sizzla, Kabaka Pyramid - Selassie Souljah

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