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Ras Ja Ja

Ras JAJA 

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  ''OPPOSITE A ME''

Higher Heights

Born in 1968, Cleon Golding, a native of stony Hill, St Andrew, is a dub poet who has been creating waves within the local entertainment realms.

His intriguing and lyrically sound has led to his renown stage name Ras Ja Ja, a.k.a   (The Ancient Future).

Nephew of renowned dub poet the late ...

Ras JAJA 

Biography

  ''OPPOSITE A ME''

Higher Heights

Born in 1968, Cleon Golding, a native of stony Hill, St Andrew, is a dub poet who has been creating waves within the local entertainment realms.

His intriguing and lyrically sound has led to his renown stage name Ras Ja Ja, a.k.a   (The Ancient Future).

Nephew of renowned dub poet the late “Ras Pidow” (The Modern Antique), this distinctive artist is a graduate of the Edna Manley College for the visual and Performing Arts and currently employed at The Institute of Jamaica as A Graphic Artist

Ras Ja Ja’s musical career got underway in 1996 with his collaboration with singer Bobby Harris in a single entitled, “What a Ting”. He later performed this piece at a Human Rights Concert in December 7, 1996, which featured artist such as Tony Rebel, Mutabaruka, and Mykal Rose among others. This performance was his first major public appearance and propelled even greater exposure, giving rise to the production of his second release (also with Bobby Harris), “Pon di Plantation”.

He was given the opportunity to share this and other of his entreating yet stirring performances at the 1998 “Rebel Salute”, one of the biggest calendar events in Jamaica. This marked the biggest break of his career... 

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