Jah Sound International is a Sound System from The Netherlands and was founded by Glamma Willy and Hartical Wise in 1989. Glamma Willy, the main founder, started his DJ career 22 years ago in Local discotheques in Leeuwarden. At that time he was playing Disco — Reggae — and all other kinds of music. At home he was listing to Reggae music because the disco massive didn`t like Reggae to much. In 1989 he found his final road to succes with building the Jah Sound International crew. In 2004 Glamma Willy will be celebrating being a DJ/selector for 20 years.
Jah Sound International is a Reggae & Dancehall Sound System Crew playing all kinds of Reggae – Dancehall and specials. Sometimes when people ask for it we also can deal with a slice of R&B and and/or Hip Hop. The music is backed up by two dynamic MC’s presenting shows in the original Jamaican/US style.They perform in foreign since 1994. At that time Hazi (former Jah Sound crew member) was an important person for the introduction of Jah Sound International in Germany resulting in the killing of Pow Pow sound system in their hometown Koln in 1997 in a venue called Rheinlander.This was one of the most wicked clashes at that time. Still up to today nuff respect to Hazi.
Jah Sound International is a Sound System who has been playing in countries like Germany / England / Switzerland / Netherlands / Jamaica / Austria / Italy and Belgium. Jah Sound International has been playing on festivals like : Summerjam (Ger.) – Slam Jam (UK) – Reggae Geel (Bel.) – Eurosonic festival (NL) – Drum Rhytm festival (NL) – Frozenland festival (NL) – Two Seven Splash festival (NL) – Reggae Sundance festival (NL)- Kwakoe festival (NL) – Music In the Sun festival (UK) – Bongo Bongo splash festival (Germ.) – Irie festival (Ger.) – David Rodigan`s Birthday Bash festival (Germ.) – Ossoppo/Rototom Sunsplash festival (It.) and others.
In co-oprperation with Reggae Geel we introduced Stone Love – Bodyguard and Killamanjaro on this festival in 3 years.
In 1998 Jah Sound was the winner of the big European ‘Bring U Selecta And Come Clash’ and defeated a total of seven sounds from Belgium and Germany.
In 1999 for the first time Jah Sound was presenting the big bad Stone Love (JA) in the Netherlands
(nuff respect to club Paradiso)
It was sold out (1000 visitors) and it was the most wicked and biggest Sound System event ever in the Netherlands.
In 2001 Jah Sound received the Friesland Pop Award for best act and their cultural contribution in the North / East part of The Netherlands. Jah Sound is the only promoter in the mainland of Europe who have presented Ricky Trooper on Killamanjaro Sound System (JA) in Germany and Switzerland in 1999 in co-operation with other promoters.
In December 2004 Jah Sound International won the International 45 Clash wich was kept at the TOP-A-TOP club in Rome (Italy) against Chris Goldfinger from BBC radio and Asher World Movement
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