Boom All-Star Clash returns

February 22, 2017
Boom divas dance up a storm during the launch.
Christopher 'Johnny' Daley was rather animated during the sample clash.
Mr Lex clashing for bragging rights during a sample clash with Christopher 'Johnny' Daley.
The Boom Champion Gold Cup Trophy was displayed as a teaser for contestants.

Clashes, whether in the form of deejaying, sound system or dance, have been ingrained in the dancehall culture and are very popular among Jamaican and international audiences.

As an event that promotes the authentic dancehall culture, the tone was set for the Boom All-Star Clash competition during its launch, held last Thursday at the All Star HQ in Olympic Way, Kingston 11, when dancehall artiste Mr Lex and comedian Christopher 'Johnny' Daley entertained the audience with a sound clash. In the end, it was Mr Lex who walked away with bragging rights after defeating the comedian.

While they brought the entertainment, persons were eager to find out about the clash series that is scheduled to start on March 2.

For about 11 weeks, eight sound systems from all over the world will converge at the All Star HQ in Olympic Way to vie for the title of Boom Champion. This year's clash will feature Bass Odyssey, Renaissance, Venom, Twin Star, Ruff Cut and Code Red from Jamaica; Rebel Tone from Canada; and Yard Beat from Japan.

The sound systems will be vying for a $1 million cash prize as well as trophies.

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