MIRAMAR – One of Haiti’s prominent Reggae Bands over the pass decade, with a charismatic, insightful and rhythmic tone has signed internationally with Reggae World Music, Inc. a South Florida based label. Their music is spiced with the Haitian socio-political realities and rooted in cutting edge creativity inspired by Jamaican and African music/musicians.
Founded in 1998 by Jean Ronsard Dorzin aka Ras Tambou and Ralph Thomas aka Mr. Foot, and then subsequently joined by Pele Privat aka Nabiy.
Zion Babies are fast climbing the ranks in the music industry in Haiti following the likes of such group as Boukman Eksperyans, a reggae icon of that country. Zion Babies are Influenced by the like of the late great Reggae Superstar Robert “Bob” Nesta Marley, Peter Tosh, Jacob Miller, veterans such as Bunny Wailer, Gregory Isaacs and John Holt, along with present artists Beres Hammond, Richie Spice, Luciano, Lucky Dube and others.
Zion Babies gather their inspiration in the Rastafarian and African traditions, richly blended with their own Haitian culture.
The group’s first release Gangsta Boogie was released in 1998 followed by songs such as Penitentiary and Briquet in 1999. They also released noted carnival song such as Jahnaval (2000), Rasemble (2006) and Ayiti Domi Deyo (2007). The album highlighting the unique talent of the group embraces reggae music as a vehicle for their message of hope and peace to their people and the world alike. Zion Babies’ is currently completing their premiere album which will include songs both in English and their native tongue Creole.
The first single from their upcoming album is scheduled to be released in January 2010 entitled, “Baby Come Back” on the Zion Riddim.
Zion Babies in the studio