Founded in 1969 by Noel Harper, Killamanjaro Sound System was a dominant sound system competitor in the Rub-A-Dub era. With Ricky Trooper at the controls Jaro is known for its legendary clashes as well as breaking artists such as Early B, Super Cat, Burro Banton, Ninjaman and Luciano.

Jaro’s dubplate studio on Whitehall Avenue in Kingston was a central meeting place and production studio for many years and the primary site of Norman Stolzoff’s PhD research and subsequent book, Wake The Town And Tell The People. Respect To Killamanjaro is a video I made in 2007 of footage Zeke Stern and I recorded in 2006 at the dubplate studio.

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