June 7, 2010, at 3:05 pm

Sound System Pioneer

There was a superb article in yesterdays Jamaica Observer about Horace Galbraith, an electrical engineer, and the birth of sound systems in Jamaica.

“This first, ground-breaking model was sold to Tom Wong and was used to start his sound system called Tom the Great Sebastian. Within a few months there were sound system dances all over Kingston at various lodge halls, open air lawns and anywhere that could hold a crowd of 100 people and up.”

If you only read one thing online this week read this.

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