Respect | Micah Shemaiah

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Micah Shemaiah

Micah Shemaiah, from the beginning of his musical journey, has promised to deliver the great sounds and spirit that we have all come to love about Reggae. Coming from the original home of the sound, Kingston City, and growing up in the Rastafarian house of the Twelve Tribes of Israel, this Singer/Songwriter has certainly put down a solid foundation in the Reggae Industry and is certainly singing his way into the hearts of reggae lovers all over the world.

His 2013 release of ‘Dread at the Control’ on 7” vinyl was another great step in the ever growing influence of Jamaica’s young Roots Movement. Dread at the control was a big hit among reggae and vinyl lovers worldwide and sparked a real fire in the release of new music on vinyl. Dread at the Control features Tj (Likkle Briggie), Hempress Sativa, Infinite and Jahkime. All copies of the vinyl
were sold and is currently out on all major Digital download sites including Itunes.

Since then Micah Shemaiah has released more vinyl singles; ‘Reggae Rockit’ on (WEGENERATION Music label ) which was released on 7 inch vinyl on April 15, 2014 and distributed by Cornerstone Music outta Japan; ‘We know’ on ( Black Redemption label); ‘Fire Burning’ on the (Vybzcreators label) and ‘Eezy Breezy’ on (Descendant Music) first single off his album ‘Original Dread’. All releases have done well and continue to range among the top selling reggae vinyls.

Micah Shemaiah released ‘Shalalak: Rockers Rebirth’ on 12” inch vinyl, distributed by German based distributors; Buy Reggae. Shalalak is a collaborative Rockers album which feature tracks such as ‘DREAD AT THE CONTROL’. The first press has already sold out and a repress has been ordered.

In 2013 Micah Shemaiah realized his dream of performing in the Motherland, traveling with Ancient Vibrations under the patronage of The University of Philadelphia in the United States of America. They traveled to South Africa (Cape Town and Johannesburg) with stop over performances in United Kingdom (UK). This move highlighted the atrocities of Rastafarians in Jamaica via the ‘Bad Friday’ documentary produced by Junior Wedderburn, Deborah Thomas and John L. Jackson. His recent performances saw him tour Europe for the first time, doing festivals such as Rototom Sunsplash in Spain, regarded as the best Reggae Festival In Europe. He also did performances on the Uprising Roots Festival in Slovakia and Reggaelowisko in Poland.

2015 also saw Micah Shemaiah touring. In April 2015, he embarked on a Dubwise Jamaica sound system tour alongside roots selector Yaadcore which saw them traveling and performing in countries across Europe and Afrika ( Ethiopia & Kenya). This summer he performed on major festivals such as Reggae Jam, Reggae Geel and Rototom Sunsplash to name a few. He also did smaller events around Europe.

Micah Shemaiah is known for his spiritually powerful performances and worldwide, people will be con-
necting on a different level with his music. They will be treated to a ride on the wings of Jah music.

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