Fri | Dec 9, 2016

Mighty Crown sets sail with the Marleys

Published:Monday | October 13, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Mighty Crown selectors raise their trophy after winning at Death Before Dishonour in Montego Bay, St James, back in March 2008. File

Mighty Crown will embark on an epic excursion come October 20-25, as a major performing act on the first annual Welcome to Jamrock reggae-themed cruise, which is spearheaded by Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley. The Far East Rulers, according to their management, Irish and Chin, have been booked for over a year, and are thrilled by the unique opportunity to provide travellers from all over the world with their infectious brand of dancehall entertainment. Moreover, Mighty Crown is honoured to be one of the few sound systems headlining the cruise, appearing alongside reggae music heavyweights like the Marleys, Sean Paul, Shaggy, Morgan Heritage, Tarrus Riley and a host of other top-tier acts.

History in the making

"This is a great career opportunity and history in the making," says Mighty Crown's manager, Garfield 'Chin' Bourne of Irish and Chin. "Simply put, it means our hard work is paying off ... we are honoured that Mighty Crown is one of the few sounds chosen to headline the first annual Welcome to Jamrock Cruise."

The Welcome to Jamrock Cruise (which sails from Miami, with stops in Montego Bay and Ocho Rios), offers reggae music-loving revellers five straight days of top-level reggae-themed events and entertainment, including exclusive concerts, day parties, soccer games, movie screenings and much more. Japan's juggling and clash kings, Mighty Crown, will afford cruisers an unforgettable, authentic sound-system experience, as they rock the main stage of the Norwegian Pearl for two nights. During their first performance on Monday, October 20, Mighty Crown will share the stage with Damian 'Jr Gong' Marley, Julian 'Juju Royal' Marley and legendary selector David Rodigan. Meanwhile, on Thursday, October 23, The Far East Rulers will perform alongside phenomenal acts, including Sean Paul, Cham and Wayne Marshall.

The Marley hand-picked selection of Mighty Crown for the reggae-inspired cruise speaks volumes to their pivotal position as an internationally respected sound system. Other big-league sounds joining Mighty Crown on the cruise include Stone Love, Sir David Rodigan and Renaissance. The cruise, which sold out shortly after it's announcement, will without a doubt make history! It not only represents the Marley's expansion into travel and leisure, but also the first reggae-themed cruise of such magnitude.

Production

Mighty Crown also put on their production hat recently, and scored from their first widely released, Love Feeling rhythm, which boasts extraordinary tunes from Wayne Wonder, Romain Virgo, Gappy Ranks and Super Chriss (of Japanese Dancehall act Fire Ball). By popular demand, a second wave of the release, which rivals the first, will hit the streets by year's end. Also, red-hot reggae mixes from Mighty Crown members Sami-T, Koji and Ninja, as tracks like Rasta Movement, Rootikal Warriah and Loaded, have been blazing throughout the year.