Kebra Ethiopia Sound has been playing Reggae Roots Music at community parks in the ghetto for over ten years. It was established in Kwa Thema, a township south-west of Springs on the East Rand in Gauteng, South Africa. The township has given birth to many successful individuals who have helped in the development of the town, and one such individual is Lekentle Mohlala, known as Doc Inity, the founder of Kebra Ethiopia Sound and South Africa’s ambassador of Dub. Kebra Ethiopia is more than just a sound system, it is movement that concerns itself with community upliftment, socioeconomic issues, ghetto living and spreading Pan African teachings. Through its University of Steppas, a social integrative tool that uses Unity Dancing, Doc Inity has been able to recruit and inspire ghetto youths, by offering a socializing space of meditation playing music that aim to communicate spiritually through roots and culture maintaining African pride, integrity and authenticity. In 2014 Doc Inity together with the University of Steppas crew embarked on a successful tour of Brazil. The following year they toured Italy and also played at the Dub Camp Festival performing alongside greats like Jah Shaka, Bush Chemist, Jah Tubby, Channel One and more. They played at Rototom Sunsplash in Spain, Dour Festival in Belgium, Amsterdam SoundSystem Weekender and in other countries including Colombia, ReUnion Island, Poland and Mexico. The sound system from Kwa Thema, with Doc Inity at the controls has been flying the South African Flag High in the Dub scene the world over. Doc Inity is fittingly the ambassador of the South African Dub Experience and he does it so for the love of Dub, Roots Reggae and Africa.
Here he shares his story with Soul Sista Sekano, from the humble beginnings of Kwa Thema to the World Dub Stages.