Jamaica Gleaner-June 19

The enigmatic Duke Reid the Trojan

Described on the Trojan Records website as an “enigmatic character”, Arthur ‘Duke’ Reid owned one of the biggest sound systems of the 1950s.....Read more

Tom The Great Sebastian the real OG

The story of Jamaica’s sound system culture is intimately tied up with the name, Thomas ‘Tom’ Wong, whose sound was named Tom The Great Sebastian......Read more

Killamanjaro patriarch going strong, setting example

 The Jamaican sound system, which stamped its name as a producer of classic reggae dubplates and a leading sound system in clash culture since the early 1970s,......Read more

Merritone Disco a father-figure all around

When looking at the history of Merritone, it’s easy to identify the influence and role of father.....Read more

The ‘Renaissance’ DNA with DJ Delano and DJ 3D

( It’s Father’s Day in the year of Jamaica 60 and as part of the jubilee celebrations, The Sunday Gleaner’s Entertainment section is featuring the sound system culture, which was born in Jamaica in the late 40s and 50s through the creativity of the great pioneers.....Read more


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