Jah Youth Sound
Saturday 20th August
Tickets from £16.50 | Doors 19:00
ah Youth Roots Ambassador the Uplifting Sound of Sounds has been playing roots reggae music since 1975.
The Roots Ambassador family includes singers and DJs such as: Prince Liv-I-jah, Uwimana, Ras Sherby, G Vibes and crew members Natty Alex, Brian de lion and Rim Bim alongside Jah Youth the Operator!
The Sound started out playing across east London – and soon all over the UK, Europe (clubs and Festivals) and Africa.
In 1989 the Sound had its first trod to Africa – playing in Nairobi, Kenya with full crew and Sound in attendance. It was here that the Sound first became known as the Roots Ambassadors, a name that has stuck ever since. The Roots Ambassadors left sound equipment in Kenya, which has been operated since then by a group of Kenyan Youths known as the Jah Youth Kruh. In 1990 Jah Youth Roots Ambassadors toured Zimbabwe with the renowned reggae band Misty-in-Roots, before entering Sierra Leone in 1991 and Ghana in 1994. All this helped Jah Youth spread reggae music and Rastafari livity in Africa. Over the years, Jah Youth Roots Ambassadors have toured constantly and extensively throughout Europe and the UK, with artists such as Dr. Alimantado, Burning Spear, Augustus Pablo, Third World, Gregory Isaacs and the Congos.
Many sounds have become commercial or changed but Jah Youth Sound has stayed true to the real roots of Rastafari and maintained the authentic vibes. In 2017 the entire sound was destroyed in a warehouse fire in an industrial Estate. Without insurance it seems there was no possible way of rebuilding. This was a very dramatic sense of loss!! Sessions that were already booked still had to be done. There were lots of offers of equipment and finance from various supporters in and outside the UK. However, there was only one Sound -Touch Above- which had similar equipment and were available to be used temporarily whilst plans were put in motion to rebuild. The Sound was eventually rebuilt with the help of Michael Watt-co and Charlie (original Destructor audio builder). The Roots Ambassador has been producing roots rock reggae since the mid 1990s, with artists such as the Mighty Diamonds, Prince Alla, the Congos, Earl Sixteen, Uwimana, Daweh Congo, Prince Liv-I-jah, Willi Williams, Addis Pablo and the Suns of Dub, Chezidek, Jah Mali and Yami Bolo. Jah Youth the Roots Ambassador continues to promote Rastafari music and culture across the world. Listening Jah Youth Sound and music is a life enriching experience. Come and be Uplifted!