Zimdancehall sensation Seh Calaz of Yalanation, in conjunction with popular recording studio DKT, has honoured the late chanter Soul Jah Love with a riddim.
Dubbed the 21-Gun Salute, Riddim will see several chanters chronicling their experiences with the late Chibaba as he is affectionately known by many.
The liberation hero succumbed to a diabetes-related illness last month.
In an interview, Seh Calaz said the late Jah Love was his brother and their “beef” was meant to entertain fans.
“It was a brotherly relationship. We had respect for each other’s work.
“We would plan and exchange ideas as well as implementing them to make the space more entertaining and we achieved that.
“We decided to join hands with DKT Studios where Soul Jah Love did most of his projects over the past years.
“We will try to accommodate as many people as we reasonably can and more importantly, who have what it takes musically,” he said.
“The riddim is meant to celebrate his (Soul Jah Love) life and salute him for the way he impacted the Zimbabwean music space.
“It’s one way of keeping his memory alive. Recording is free and artistes should just book to avoid unnecessary congestion at the studio.”
Seh Calaz also told this publication that all Covid-19 guidelines will be observed to curb the spread of the virus. “All Covid-19 protocols will be observed.
“Only a limited number of artistes are allowed to come to the studio at any given time, hence asking for bookings.
“All equipment will be periodically disinfected and all artistes must come wearing masks as well as observing social distancing,” he said.
Asked if he will put a voice on the riddim, he said:
“You will have to wait and see. I am also in a bid to safe guard our genre, which has arguably surpassed other genres in the country. I think the opportunities we are affording the youths to come and for free is one way.
“The sound won’t die. We have done a lot of work over the past years and now maybe it’s time to be taking people back to those projects so that they keep appreciating how we got here.”
Over the years, Soul Jah Love and Seh Calaz were known for their lyrical war. Behind the scenes, the two would meet and discuss life experiences, it has been established.