( L - R ) DJ Roy, Rory
The 12th staging of Icons of Soultakes place on June 7 at the Rochdale Village Community Center in Jamaica, Queens, New York.
The event will see Stone Love's selectors Winston 'Wee Pow' Powell and Rory; Mighty Crown from Japan, and DJ Roy from Road International being recognised for their contribution to the Jamaican music/sound system industry. They will receive the Icons of Soul Sound System Ambassador Award.
"These sound system stalwarts have paid their dues to the industry and made their mark. It is only fitting that we recognise their contributions,"said event promoter Mikey Sterling.
Also to be honoured are Guyanese DJ Tony Samuels and Jamaican DJ Glamour Wayne, who will also be recognised for their contribution to the music.
Stone Love, which celebrated 41 years in the business last year, has done it with class and a whole lot of supremacy in the sound-system arena. They have withstood the test of time and still keep going.
Mighty Crown came into the competitive industry and has
quickly built up an international fan base, while New York-basedRoad International has kept the Jamaican music scene alive in the Tri-State area for many years and remains in demand at major events in the USA and the Caribbean.
Tony Samuels, who hails from Guyana, is the most sought-after DJ from the region and has a rich musical heritage in his homeland.Glamour Wayne, who is known from the popular sound system Gemini, has become Jamaica's most versatile DJ and is internationally known for his creative DJ skills.