Govana, Jada ready to strikeWednesday, September 25, 2019
BY RICHARD JOHNSON
ONE of four crews for the Red Bull Culture Clash, which makes its Jamaican debut at National Arena in Kingston on November 2, has been named.
They are Strike Force, headed by deejay Govana and singer Jada Kingdom. Govana, whose popular songs include Breeze and Bake Bean, is ready for the opportunity to take on rivals.
“Clashing is something that is a must in dancehall, from Vybz Kartel vs Mavado and Beenie Man vs Bounty Killer, dancehall always have a clash and I'm glad I get my chance to do it the same way. On the stage we are enemies but it's all fun and games and in the fun of dancehall,” he is quoted as saying.
Strike Force will be supported by Chromatic sound system.
The crews will face each other in genres ranging from dancehall, hip hop, reggae and soca.
Jamaica has been successfully represented at previous Red Bull Culture Clash events. Popcaan and his Unruly team won the 2016 renewal in London. The deejay's team included Whiz Kalifa, Spice, Tony Matterhorn and Kranium.
In 2018, Kranium and his High Flyers Crew took top honours in Atlanta. For that win, his team comprised Major Hype, Noah Powa and DJ Polish; they defeated Atlanta's Zaytoven with Zaytown Global; American DJ Mija and her Don't Think outfit; and American deejay Fuego with Fireboy Sound.
First held in 2010 (there was a hiatus in 2015), Red Bull Culture Clash is billed as 'the world's biggest musical battle'. The event, inspired by Jamaican sound system clashes from the 1950s, involves a four-crew face-off to win over the crowd.
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