Tuesday, September 21

First Reggae Sound System in India

Reggae Rajahs are India’s first reggae sound system. The trio composed of Diggy Dang, Mr. Herbalist and DJ MoCity (Iraq’s first soundboy) are reggae entertainers and promoters based out of New Delhi. Coming together for their love of reggae music in early 2009, the Rajahs started playing a mix of roots reggae, lovers rock, ska and dancehall music at venues across New Delhi. By the summer of 2010, with afirm fan base established in their hometown, the Rajahs invaded major cities across the country – Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore and Chennai – as well as tourist destinations such as Goa and Manali. International performances in the last 2 years include Peru, Panama and New York City.

Reggae Rajahs have performed with upcoming local artists such as BASSFoundation and The Ska Vengers and have also hosted other established international performers such as Mr. Williamz, Apache Indian, Soom T, Mungo’s HI Fi (Scotland) , Blessed Love (Germany) Graeme Hamilton (UB40), Subatomic Sound (USA) and Heartical Sound (France). The Rajahs have also been mainstays at the Holi Cow Festival (Delhi) for the past 2 years and last year (2010) were the only non-electronic act to be invited to play at the Sunburn Festival in Goa. They performed at the Escape Festival alongside many of India’s top rock bands in Naukuchiatal, Uttarakhand and recently hosted their own stage at NH7 Weekender 2011 called the Pepsi Dubstation.

In Summer 2011, Reggae Rajahs were crowned India’s first champion reggae sound (by defeating BASSFoundation in a very tightly contested Sound Clash). the Rajahs hope to keep spreading the message of love, unity and respect through the conscious sounds of original reggae music throughout India.. The movement is in full effect!