Killamanjaro

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Not to be confused with Mount Kilimanjaro.
Killamanjaro
Also known as Jaro
The highest Mountain
Origin Jamaica
Genres Reggae, dancehall
Website www.killamanjaro.com
Members Noel Harper
Genious
Problem Sean
Jeremy Lee
Mophead
Hype
Crazy D
Ricky Trooper
Freddy Krueger
Notable instruments
sound system

Founded in the summer of 1969,[1] Killamanjaro is a Jamaican sound system best known for their clashes and large amount of classic reggae dubplates.[2]

It is owned by Noel "Papa Jaro" Harper[3] and named after Mount Kilimanjaro. The name was changed to "Killamanjaro" after having established a reputation of being a good clash sound.[4]

"Jaro" is notable for being a top sound in both the live-artist era of the 1980s, where it launched the careers of top dancehall artists at the time, such as Early B, Super Cat, Jim Kelly, Burro Banton, Puddy Roots, and Ninjaman, and the 1990s dubplate era, where the sound went on a soundclash killing spree behind selector/mic man Ricky Trooper.[5][6]

Killamanjaro have played globally, including winning the World Clash twice and touring the United States, Europe[7][8] and Japan.[9] They were also involved with what many consider the "greatest clash of all-time",[10] King Addies (USA) vs. Killamanjaro (Jamaica).

In 1999, Killamanjaro released a tribute album to Garnett Silk, Killamanjaro remembers Garnett Silk.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lindo, Dave. YardFlex Interview With Multi-World Clash Champions Killamanjaro. YardFlex.com. 7 June 2008.
  2. ^ Lady Zimma & Miss Mention (Dainty Crew). Spotlight on K-I-L-L-A-M-A-N-J-A-R-O. Music Dish. 7 February 2002.
  3. ^ Freddie Krueger nicht mehr bei Killamanjaro. riddim.de. 14 June 2004.
  4. ^ Killamanjaro. DancehallReggae.com. 9 September 2004.
  5. ^ Killamanjaro, the No.1 Champion Sound. WhoCorkTheDance.com. Retrieved 31 January 2011.
  6. ^ "The contemporaries", Jamaica Observer, 9 November 2012, retrieved 10 November 2012
  7. ^ "FAYAgency & NED-Killamanjaro (jam)-REGGAE-AGENDA". Reggae.ch. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  8. ^ "ruffPromotion-Killamanjaro Sound, Ruffpack Sound, Crazynando-REGGAE-AGENDA". Reggae.ch. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  9. ^ (Japanese) I TO I 大阪 / JARO RULING "KILLAMANJARO JAPAN TOUR" / 2007/07/13
  10. ^ Jaro attacks in self-defense. Jamaica Gleaner. 28 January 2007.

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