Jamaican Band Dubtonic Kru Wins Global Battle of the Bands

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Jamaican Band, Dubtonic Kru, won the Global Battle of the Bands (GBOB) last weekend in Malaysia.

Global Battle of the Bands was held in the Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur on Saturday (Feb 26). The band walk away with the top prize of US$100,000, Best New Band in the world and the chance to go on a worldwide tour.

Dubtonic Kru beat nine other groups to win the Jamaican leg of (GBOB) in Kingston last month.

Dubtonic has toured the world with artistes including U-Roy, Richie Spice and Voicemail, but are not only a backing band. The members include bassist Stone, guitarist Jallanzo, keyboardist Luke, drummer Jubba and vocalist Kamau. The signature sound is heavy drum and bass above psychedelic guitars and keyboard dub-echoing into separate dimensions.

Global Battle of the Bands is the “world’s biggest live talent competition for bands ” founded in 2004 with 16 countries participating which expanded to over 30 in 2010.

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