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Presented by Pragya Tiwari
Guest Cinematographer - Vidura Jang Bahadur
Sound : DJ MoCity and Raghav Suthaud
FROM S.K.'s TERRACE IN CR PARK
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. They operate in a traditional Jamaican sound system style with one DJ and two MC's.
They were recently nominated for the Best International Group award at the British Reggae Industry Awards (2012) alongside illustrious Jamaican artists such as Toots & the Maytals, Mighty Diamonds and Third World.
Coming together for their love of reggae music in New Delhi in early 2009, the Rajahs have been introducing the Indian masses to an eclectic mix of roots reggae, dub, lovers rock, ska and dancehall. They frequently perform in New Delhi and have also played in Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Chennai, Goa and Manali. International performances in the last 2 years include Peru, Panama and New York City.
Reggae Rajahs have performed with a number of established international artists such as Apache Indian (UK), Mr. Williamz (UK), Brother Culture (UK), Soom T (UK), Mungo's HI Fi (UK), Deadly Dragon Sound System (USA), Ill- Billy Hitec & Longfingah (Germany), Steppa Style (Russia), Blessed Love Sound System (Germany), Graeme Ham- ilton (ex-UB40), Supa Bassie & Sargento Garcia (Spain), Subatomic Sound (USA) and Heartical Sound (France).
Apart from performing at many of the country's top music venues, the Rajahs have also performed at the Holi Cow Festival (Delhi), Escape Festival (Naukuchiatal), Sunburn Festival (Goa) and SulaFest (Nashik). They hosted their own stage at the Bacardi NH7 Weekender 2011 (Pune) called the Pepsi Dubstation which was roaring success and introduced thousands of music lovers to dub based sounds. They are set to tour Europe this sum- mer, having been invited to play at Outlook Festival (Croatia), Europe's premier festival celebrating sound system culture and bass heavy music.
Known for their energetic live performances, the Rajahs hope to release their first single and music video in 2012. They are dedicated to spreading the positive, conscious message of reggae music across India. The movement is in full effect! They are set to tour Europe this summer, having been invited to play at Outlook Festival (Croatia) and Uprising Festival (Slovakia), two of Europe's biggest festivals celebrating sound system culture and dub/ reggae music.
Upcoming 2012 International Gigs:
Uprising Festival in Bratislava - August 24th-26th
Outlook Festival - August 30th - Sep 1
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We cover all languages and genres, but strictly no covers.
Filmed at Oijo!
Producers - Pragya Tiwari, Kavi Bhansali, Rishi Majumder
Sound - Kavi Bhansali/Raghav Suthaud
Camera - Kavi Bhansali