Garfield “Chin” Bourne

Garfield “Chin” Bourne is co-founder of powerhouse Caribbean entertainment company Irish and Chin. Respected as a Reggae/Dancehall tastemaker and sound connoisseur,Chin burst on the scene as a selector in the early 90’s and rose to prominence in 1998 as a renowned promoter and event producer. Notably, Chin is the brainchild of successfully branded events including World Clash, Reeewind, U.S. Rumble, 45 Shoot Out, Campus Rave, Reggae 4 Japan and more!

Considered the Super Bowl of sound clashes, World Clash elevated sound system competitions to an unprecedented level. Marketing World Clash as a stage show and selectors as celebrities, Chin catapulted the event into the mainstream. And in turn, as the event’s popularity grew, so did that of Chin. Whether wearing the hat of event host, promotions guru, consultant or sound expert, Chin is heralded as a dominant force and face of the sound industry.

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