Jah Vibes Soundsystem

“My first thought was: What kind of madness is this?” Sista Adilisha, one of the few women at the control tower, talks about musical madness. Following a soundsystem education in London, she put together her own soundsystem in Cologne, Germany, and is now also running a new label using an international roots network, and organising gatherings for roots and culture music.

Mikey from Channel One Sound in the UK called it ‘Musically Mad’ – and there’s no better way to describe the “business” of running a soundsystem. Traditionally, it’s been a man’s world behind the control tower, so Irie Up went to talk to Sista Adilisha, the operator of Cologne’s Jah Vibes Soundsystem, to listen to her perspective on this musical madness.

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