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Wake Up The Lions presents Navigator & David Boomah
April 2, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - April 3, 2022 @ 2:00 am£7
Rivah Jordan Dj Ayito Dj Snuff Dj Serkus Hosted by Mista Jago
A true Jungle Father Figure to a generation of Soundboys, ravers and Junglists alike, Navigator is widely regarded as the absolute definition of THE true ‘Junglist Soldier’.
A multi-genre, multi-award winning hit maker, responsible for certified bangers like ‘Mo Fire’, ‘Inequity Worker’ and ‘Ruffneck’ and touring the world with heavyweights such as Lenny Kravitz, The Freestylers, Bad Company and DJ Fresh, Navigator has proudly never ever forgotten his Jungle roots. From ruling the UK Sound System circuit with Ragga Twins back in the 80s on Unity Hifi, to presenting Radio1’s infamous ‘1 in the Jungle’ sessions, the UK’s first Nationally Broadcast Jungle Radio show, Navigator was an integral player in the formation of the UK’s very own unique Sound System & Dance Culture we take for granted today.
Revered for his unique ability to hold a set like no other, perfecting the art of actually hosting a set rather than just roasting a set, letting the DJ’s selection breathe, and dropping killer bars at the killer moments, his voice, delivery, presence and lyrical prowess is like no other. With current residencies held at Jungle Mania, Jungle Jam, Warning, Kool FM, United Colours Of Jungle, Vibena Jungle and ambassador for We Love Jungle, Navigator has an unsurpassed wealth of experience as one of the most respected Mic Controllers alive today, which has cemented his place firmly into Jungle history alongside the greats.
David Boomah Singer/Songwriter/MC/DJ/Radio Host/Label Owner Artist Biography Introducing David Boomah, Singer/MC/Songwriter/DJ/Radio Host and Label Manager. Born in Birmingham, United Kingdom but raised in St Catherine, Jamaica until his late teens. David Boomah stepped into the UK Dancehall scene in 1990 performing with the UK’s most established artists within a month of stepping off the plane from Jamaica. In 1993/4 he stepped into the world of Jungle music and within a year he had his first number 1 single produced by a very young Shy FX. The track was called “Who Run Tings” and this was just the start. Boomah went on to record numerous singles and an eclectic album spawning 6 number 1 singles. With 11 other number 1 singles, 2 number 1 albums, a nomination for best album at the “Bass Music Awards” 2013 and a nomination for best MC at the We Love Jungle Awards 2015 Boomah has solidified his status as a formidable artist. Boomah has performed across the globe and is committed to blessing audiences with unforgettable shows. He sounds just as good live as he does in the studio and his energy is infectious and mesmerising. His discography speaks for itself with releases on V Recordings, Liquid V, Ram, Philly Blunt, Chronic, Spearhead, Playaz, Born On Road, Forward Ever, On Dis Ting Muzik and Topping Jungle/Drum & Bass, Dubstep, Hip Hop, R&B and Breaks charts simultaneously
Rivah Jordan is a veteran of the dancehall, reggae and soundsystem scenes. Known as the songwriter of cult dancehall singer, Prezident Brown and as the son of popular reggae artist, Jack Radics – Rivah Jordan’s life in music has seen him performing and writing for some of the biggest names in the business. But finding financial and mental stability has proved a constant difficulty for him.
Whether drug dealing in the increasingly violent streets of London or getting into fights with musical royalty such as Damien Marley and Jah Cure in Jamaica, Rivah Jordan has seen as much difficulty in his personal life as he’s seen success in his music. After taking a hiatus, 2022 represents his resolution to change his life of hustling and keep the emphasis on making music which realizes the importance of mental health and financial education. The plan is to release a song every week in 2022.
Born in London, Rivah Jordan moved to Jamaica after getting caught up in the violent trade of drug dealing and fearing for his life. Producing tracks with the likes of Sly and Robbie and Jack Scorpio his music started gaining significant attention from Jamaican press and radio which led to a tour of the West Coast of the US supporting Prezident Brown, opening for reggae legends Wailing Souls in the UK and performing the headline slot at the Montenegro Sun Reggae Festival.
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