David Jno Baptiste aka Ras Jumbo
David learned to play guitar as a boy in Dominica where he was born. As early as the 1970s, he was involved in bands on the island playing French Creole music that originated in the archipelago formed from Guadeloupe to Martinique. The music known as Cadence further developed into Zouk. David however was deeply influenced by roots rock Reggae which was at its peak with Bob Marley as the brightest star. After settling in France in the mid 1980s, David focused on Reggae music playing with artist from Alpha Blondy to Tiken Jah Fakoly with whom he still tours.
David was awarded a gold album with Tiken Jah Fakoly and remains a leading figure on the French Reggae scene.
- Charette, Christiane (10 February 2011). "Tiken Jah Fakoly, chantre de la liberté" (in French). RadioCanada.ca. Retrieved 17 December 2011.