Mighty Crown Gears Up For Annual Okohama Reggae Festival
Kingston, Jamaica, June 5, 2008 - World-renowned sound system Mighty Crown will be hosting their annual Reggae Festival - Yokohama Reggae SAI - on August 16, 2008 at the Yokohama Stadium in Yokohama, Japan.
The Festival, in celebration of Crown's 17th anniversary, promises to be chock-full of excitement. Billed as Japan's largest Reggae Festival, Yokohama Reggae SAI attracts revelLers from around the world. The highly anticipated event boasts an intense roster of Japanese Reggae/Dancehall artists and surprise guest artists from Jamaica. In recent years, the likes of Beenie Man, Tony Matterhorn, Voicemail and others have taken center stage.
Mighty Crown is the key source of Reggae/Dancehall entertainment in Japan. Through many business outfits (sound system, record label, clothing line, magazine, etc.), Mighty Crown permeates Japan with Reggae/Dancehall music and culture. Partly because of Mighty Crown's following and the Japanese Reggae movement, fans turn out to the Yokohama Reggae SAI in record breaking numbers. Last year, 40,000 patrons inundated the stadium, and the surprise Jamaican artists added a unique twist.
Mighty Crown was founded in 1991 by brothers Simon and Sami. The sound's undeniable grasp on the Reggae/Dancehall industry was culminated after their stunning victory at Irish and Chin's World Clash New York in 1999, where they defeated a roster of heavy contenders. The world stood still as these non-Jamaican DJs mastered the art of sound clashing. Winning such a coveted award thrust Mighty Crown into the limelight -- enabling their career to reach countless milestones including victories - Death Before Dishonor (World Clash Jamaica), U.K. Cup Clash, World Clash Antigua among many others.
Yokohama Reggae SAI was jumpstarted in 1995 by Mighty Crown as a means of celebrating their anniversary in the business and highlighting Reggae/Dancehall entertainment in Japan. Each year, the festival grows in popularity and visibility. To learn more about Yokohama Reggae SAI, log on to www.irishandchin.com or www.yokohamareggaesai.com.