Performing vocal trickery on stage
In the hand-crafted fashion of the analog days, Grand Ancestor has assembled the only high-fidelity sound system of its kind for the modern listeners of Washington, D.C. Grand Ancestor is inspired by the community-centric traditions of the early-Jamaican and British sound system scenes, later influenced by the underground hip-hop and electronic cultures that captured the world in the years to follow. Grand Ancestor Sound System can best be described as a custom built, wooden, mobile, 8-cabinet, 4-way, high fidelity sound system. The system measures in at 10ft., 8ft wide, and 4ft. deep.
Rooted and grounded in the District, Grand Ancestor Sound System is an active platform for the growth and diversity of the local underground music scene. The System brings a uniquely visceral element of sound to the nation’s capital.
A product of several years of hard work, bossman, Jason Berto a.k.a Yola, has been growing his roots, dub, digital, and steppers night, "Computa Age”, in the D.C. area for the past five years (now known as “Grand Ancestor Presents”). His dedication to hosting a multiplicity of local and international artists lead to the eventual birth of the limited, vinyl only pressings released under the Grand Ancestor imprint in 2013, and the D.C. based record label hasn’t looked back since.
The sounds of Grand Ancestor have reached a global audience over the past five years through Yola’s monthly radio show on the award winning Sub.fm, “Grand Ancestor In Session”. Constructed, stained, and tuned with love, Grand Ancestor Sound System was built for those with a passion for sound. The system was designed to help fill the audio void for D.C.’s growing underground music culture and promote sound system culture here inna Babylon.
Come and join Grand Ancestor for a dub and digital session.
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- Early bird just 37,- for two days
- Early bird with camping only 55,00
- Only limited camping tickets available
- So get dem while their hot!
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