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Reggae Sumfest to celebrate Irish and Chin’s World Clash

Shereita Grizzle

March 15, 2018
Gilbert ‘Irish’ Murchison (left) and Garfield ‘Chin’ Bourne of Irish and Chin.

Leading promoters of sound clash entertainment, Irish and Chin, have a partnership with Reggae Sumfest and will host a commemorative staging of their World Clash in celebration of its 20th anniversary.

Scheduled for Thursday, July 19 at Pier One in Montego Bay, the event, dubbed ‘Reggae Sumfest in celebration of Irish and Chin’s World Clash’, has an impressive cohort of clash selectors already booked to participate in the event, including Mighty Crown, Tony Matterhorn, Black Kat and Ricky Trooper.

In a statement sent to THE STAR, Garfield ‘Chin’ Bourne of Irish and Chin said he was grateful for the Reggae Sumfest opportunity.

“Reggae Sumfest will provide the sport with greater international visibility, while not disrupting the authenticity of one of Jamaican music’s purest art forms,” he said. “The staging celebrates the impact of our brand on an industry and culture we’ve championed for over 20 years. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate 20 years of the World Clash brand.”

CEO of Reggae Sumfest, Joe Bogdanovich, in an interview with THE STAR, described the Irish and Chin World Clash as a landmark event that ought to be recognised for its contribution to Jamaican music and culture.

The Reggae Sumfest staging is one of several ways Irish and Chin plan to celebrate the 20th anniversary of World Clash. Several celebratory events will lead up to the official World Clash set for October 2018 in Toronto, Canada.

The World Clash announcement comes quickly after a number of reggae and dancehall stars have already been confirmed for Reggae Sumfest. These include Grammy Award winner Damian ‘Junior Gong’ Marley, Beres Hammond, Popcaan, Ding Dong, Aidonia, Maxi Priest, and Spice.

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