Icons DJ David Rodigan and Barry G to Celebrate Iconic 30th Anniversary in New York

November 20, 2015
File David Rodigan (left), Barry G (centre) and Rory.

Caribbean entertainment specialists Irish and Chin, in conjunction with Irie Jam Radio, will be hosting a David 'Ram Jam' Rodigan and Barrington 'Barry G' Gordon's 30th anniversary event on November 28, 2015 at the Plush Resorts World Casino in Queens, New York.

The event, which will be sponsored by Western Union, will commemorate the 30th anniversary of David Rodigan and Barry G, whom are highly regarded in the reggae and dancehall industry for their work.

Both masters of their craft, the pioneering DJs brought sound clash to radio via a series of historical on-air clashes in 1985. Prior to this, sound clash, a cornerstone of Jamaican music and culture, was reserved for lawns and venues.

The two wowed scores of listeners and captivated the island with their on-air sparring, making history. The clashes helped to cement Rodigan's Jamaican fan base as he is one of the few non-Jamaican selectors to be whole-hardheartedly embraced by Reggae music fans.

During formative years, David Rodigan was a well-respected radio personality on UK's Capitol Radio, while the talented Barry G was working on Jamaica's famed JBC Radio.

Popular promoter behind the event, Garfield 'Chin' Bourne of Irish and Chin, says Barry G and David Rodigan made immeasurable impacts on Jamaican culture.


"Jamaica has a rich music culture with sound clash as it's mainstay. As a promoter deeply vested in sound clash, I couldn't think of a greater way to pay tribute to this phenomenon, while celebrating icons David Rodigan and Barry G, who have had an immeasurable impact and influence on the culture. We will ensure that attendees have a night they will never forget, as they take a trip down memory lane with entertainment from legends," he said.

Adding to the already buzzing combo of the David Rodigan and Barry G reunion, is music from top Stone Love selector, Rory. Rory has years of experience and music knowledge to entertain any crowd. Also booked for the event is Ninja of Mighty Crown, who will play music from the past to the present.

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