THE FINAL WORLD CLASH SET FOR EASTER SUNDAY 2020

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The global sound clash arena is once again buzzing as sound systems and clash fans anticipate the final staging of WORLD CLASH!

WORLD CLASH - “The End” has ignited the clash calendar as the globally renowned sound clash series, promoted by Irish and Chin Inc, will host its last competition on Sunday April 12th at Birmingham's O2 Academy in the UK.

For over two decades World Clash has heralded new sound system stars, while propelling already established clash selectors to even higher career developments. The event has played host to many of sound clash industry’s most treasured memories of the fans’ favourite selectors.

Nine sound systems will battle including: Stereo 5, Rodem Cyclone, Klymaxx and Observer Supa Power, representing the USA, Japan, Canada and the UK respectively, all of whom are Rumble Series winners aka national champions, alongside the defending champion Mystic.

Additionally, to ramp up the thrill and competitiveness the organisers have added wild card entrants. They are Warrior Sound “the one man army” from Germany, Dynamq “The River Nile crocodile” from South Sudan, Code Red from Jamaica and Empire from the UK.

On Easter Sunday selectors /sounds will once again match wits, lyrical creativity, on-stage dynamism and dubplate prowess for the last available World Clash title and trophy!


HELPFUL INFO FOR PERSON TRAVELING TO THE UK FOR WORLD CLASH

Closest Airports -  London Heathrow or Gatwick

Train -  Take the train from either airport to Birmingham

Hotels -  Pentahotel  Birmingham, Ibis Birmingham Center New Street Station Hotel, Travelodge Birmingham Central, Malmaison Birmingham, Ibis Budget Birmingham Center

Venue - O2 ACADEMY BIRMINGHAM   16 to 18 Horsefair, Birmingham B1 1DB

DOORS OPEN 9PM      NO ENTRY AFTER 2AM     CLASH STARTS AT 11PM

MIGHTY CROWN MEETS JAPAN & JAMAICA’S PRIME MINISTERS

Globally renown Japanese sound system Mighty Crown recently had the honor of being specially selected by their own Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, to play a major role in the Hospitality during an official visit of Jamaica's Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Andrew Holness.

Mighty Crown's selectors more popularly known as Masta Simon and Sami-T, were apart of the welcoming experience to demonstrate Japan’s knowledge and respect for Jamaica's culture.

Japan’s Prime Minister’s invitation for Mighty Crown to join him at such an official event of international importance, cements further their recognition as adopted cultural ambassadors for Reggae /Dancehall music, which they have been involved with for over two decades.

After dinner with the Prime Ministers, Mighty Crown displayed their musical prowess spinning classic Reggae music, spanning Bob Marley through to Reggae's newest sensation Koffee. Her single "Toast" saw both Heads of State  dancing in demonstration of their shared love for Reggae.  Further, with Japan set to host the Olympics in 2020, Mighty Crown known as the "Far East Rulaz" looks forward to the tremendous cultural explosion that will unfold in Japan next year.

This year’s Jamrock Cruise Clash organized by Garfield Chin Bourne and promoted by Damian Jr. Gong Marley saw it’s most competitive clash yet of the series.

Four sounds went to battle for the title of Sound Clash At Sea champion! Dynamq from South Sudan in Africa, Pink Panther the 8-times World Clash champion from Jamaica, Warrior sound from Germany who is the 2019 winner of Reggae Sumfest clash and the defending champion Tony ‘Mentally Ill’ Matterhorn.

Four thrilling rounds in front of a jam-packed multi-national audience, which saw Dynamq and Warrior going head to head in the finals.   The Warrior was crowned champion, however Dynamq delivered a solid performance.

Mighty Crown Still Relevant

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The 3 time Jamrock Crusie Clash Champions Mighty Crown, still remain undefeated.  With so much excitement surrounding the performances from Warrior and Dynamq .  Fans are hoping "The Far East Rulers" will return for next year's 2020 competition.   However,  the Jamrock clash favorites have not yet confirmed their involvement!! 

On November 29th Irish and Chin Inc held the 10th anniversary of Reeewind, a premier vintage Reggae/Dancehall stage show and party in New York.

This year’s staging celebrated U-Roy, the founder of the legendary King Stur Gav sound system, the man widely credited for today’s Dancehall deejay culture.

The event which was conceptualized by Garfield Chin Bourne, CEO of Irish and Chin & Soundchat Radio, was a further effort in support of his mantra, now printed and available on T-Shirts;

“I’m not waiting on death to honor the legends in our culture.”

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It was a packed house that witnessed an emotional Daddy U-Roy as he is affectionately called, as he was crowned by a surprise guest Rexton Ralston Fernando Gordon, more popularly known as Shabba Ranks. Shabba elicited screams from the audience as he entered the stage with his trademark vocals shouting, “Salute, Salute...” as tears streamed down U-Roy’s face. Later on Shabba too became emotional as did several patrons in the audience.

Chin stated “Watching U-Roy being celebrated in front of a packed audience and seeing the outpouring of messages coming to me personally and across social media, is one of the most meaningful moments in my professional career.” He added “U-Roy is deserving of his glory while he is still here to enjoy it to the fullest.”

The event also saw performances from Bushman, Professor Nuts, Rory Stone Love, Johnny from Body Guard sound and David Rodigan who jetted in from the UK.

Shabba laying the crown on U-Roy

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