Grand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA]
to Sep 30

Grand Ancestor Presents Zion Train [UK] and Dutty Bookman [JA]

The Presidential Sound strikes again, Friday, September 29th, in fine style with ambassadors from the UK and Jamiaca as we welcome Zion Train to D.C. for the first time along side Dutty Bookman and King Selassie I Sound. Usual suspects, Grand Ancestor and MC Hutchy inna di dance to make you jump and prance. All tribes welcome.

Zion Train (UK)
Dutty Bookman (JA)
King Selassie I Sound (DC)
Grand Ancestor

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6:00 PM18:00

Foundation Fridays feat. Yola (Grand Ancestor)


Friday, September 15th • Green Room opens 6PM

Grand Ancestor & Closed Sessions DC join forces to bring you a new monthly Friday happy hour showcaseing the finest in all styles of reggae music inna stictly vinyl style and fashion.

Yola - Grand Ancestor ( DC )

*Happy Hour Specials*
$4 Red Stripes
$5 Rail Drinks
$6 Rum Punch

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Grand Ancestor and Bassline Business present V.I.V.E.K
to Apr 7

Grand Ancestor and Bassline Business present V.I.V.E.K

Don't miss our GA bredren VIVEK inna DC!

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The Presidential Sound is back for the second time this Spring with the full sound system. This time, we are teaming up with our friends over at Bassline Business to bring you two members of the Grand Ancestor roster: Vivek (SYSTEM, Grand Ancestor - UK) & Malleus (Grand Ancestor, GourmetBeats, FKOF - VA).

We've been tuning all winter and we're ready to unleash the goodness along with a couple new additions to the sound in the dark warehouse basement of The DC Eagle. Run come rally round the sound as bottom frequencies take center stage and sound system culture takes one step forward here inna Babylon.


Thursday, April 6th, 2017
9PM - 2:30AM
$10 Advance / $15 Door
All tribes welcome.
DC Eagle
3701 Benning Rd NE, Washington, DC 20019

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Grand Ancestor At Blind Whino
to Aug 9

Grand Ancestor At Blind Whino

If you missed the launch, here's your second chance to hear Washington, D.C.'s only custom built, Jamaican-style stack. Grand Ancestor Sound System will be in session at the breathtaking Blind Whino. If you've never heard a proper stack in a church (which I'm sure you haven't) here's your chance. The night will feature the musical stylings of Yola - Grand Ancestor and León City Sounds with Grand Ancestor Sound System's resident MC, HUTCHY, gracing the mic, yet again. Come get your Friday night off to the right start and catch nuff blessings!

$10 Door | 21+

About Grand Ancestor Sound System:
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 Dancehall scenes, later influenced by the underground hip-hop and electronic cultures that captured the world in the 90’s and 2000’s. Grand Ancestor Sound System can best be described as a custom built, wooden, mobile, 8-cabinet, 4-way, high fidelity, analog sound system. The system measures in at 10ft., 8ft wide, and 4ft. deep.

Rooted and grounded in the District, Grand Ancestor Sound System is ready to become an active platform for the growth and diversity of the local underground music scene. The Stack brings a uniquely visceral element of sound to the Nation’s Capitol. A product of several years of hard work, boss man, 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. 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 seal in 2013, and the D.C. based record label hasn’t looked back since. Constructed, sanded, stained, and tuned with love, Grand Ancestor Sound System was built for those with a passion for that bottom frequency, designed to fill the audio void for D.C.’s growing underground music culture and promote sound system culture here inna Babylon.


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Grand Ancestor Premiere at 300 Morse Street Warehouse
to Jul 24

Grand Ancestor Premiere at 300 Morse Street Warehouse

Years in the making and it's finally here! Introducing to you, for this first time, Washington, D.C.'s only custom-built, high fidelity, Jamaican-style stack. Join us for this historic occasion as we celebrate the launch of Grand Ancestor Sound System and Yola's 27th Earth Strong inna proper warehouse style and fashion. 

> Yola - Grand Ancestor
> Joe Nice
> DC Soundclash
> Pupa David Fogel

Saturday, July 23rd | 300 Morse St. NE (Warehouse space)
10PM-??? | 21+
$10 Advanced | $15 Door

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