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We are General Jabbah!

General Jabbah is a big and unique reggae formation from Hilversum that started in 2013. They mix the rocksteady sounds of the 60’s, the roots of the 70’s and the wicked dancehall from the 80’s. Expect a soulful voice, a tight rhythm section and thrilling space guitar sounds completed with brass horns, smooth percussion and an extraordinary organ. This results in a relaxed, yet energetic and powerful intergalactic reggae experience you don’t want to miss. Space guaranteed!

In 2014 they released their first EP called Mo Fiyah, which includes the marvellous song Monkey Island. Followed by their second EP release not long after called Tatooine, which includes their single The Big Wave. Both EP’s are available on popular streaming music services like Spotify & iTunes but also as a free download.

In 2015 General Jabbah competed in the official Reggae BeneluXXL Contest and reached the semi-finals. The Belgian reggae community Reggae.be stated: “General Jabbah represents rocksteady and early reggae in this edition of the BRC. The Big Wave drives a phat shuffle, smothered with nice trumpets and sung with the allure of Cornel Campbell.”

General Jabbah played various shows and festivals across The Netherlands like MadNes Festival, Boardlife Festival & Surfana Festival and stages like Melkweg, Tivoli, Vera, Victorie, Timboektoe & FAST Surfdorp. They’ve also played with bands like the NYC Ska legends The Slackers & The Toasters (USA), Sticky Fingers & Bootleg Rascal (AUS) and The Beatdown (CAN).

Their much-anticipated full length debut album ‘Eye Of The Scorpion’ was released on December 1st 2018 in The Skiff  in Hilversum. It is available on a very special, limited edition coloured vinyl and is also available on all digital music services!

Dennis vd Zanden

Koen Engelenburg

Coen Schotanus

Lennard Woering

Marc Sheermohamed

Denizhan Altay

Pim van Bilzem

Mike Onyango

Novandi Roosenberg

Sanjah Lion
Guest vocals

Our music

Order the album Eye Of The Scorpion on limited edition vinyl now and download our EP’s for free!

Eye Of The Scorpion – Album 12” Vinyl

Tatooine EP

Mo Fiyah EP

Our videos

Follow us on youtube, facebook & instagram to see us live, backstage, in the studio or on the road!


Coming Shows

August 25, 2019
Bandjes in het bos
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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July 19, 2019
Zwarte Cross
Lichtenvoorde, Netherlands

June 29, 2019
De Groote Weiver
Wormerveer, Netherlands

March 15, 2019
Utrecht, Netherlands

March 3, 2019
Support The Magnetics
Utrecht, Netherlands

March 2, 2019
Haarlem, Netherlands

Dec 1, 2018
Album Release Show!
Hilversum, Netherlands

Nov 3, 2018
Rockcity Brewing Amersfoort
Amersfoort, Netherlands

Oct 7, 2018
Bockbier Festival
Amersfoort, Netherlands

Sept 29, 2018
200 By The Sea Festival
Scheveningen, Netherlands

Sept 8, 2018
Kunstmarkt De Bilt
De Bilt, Netherlands

Jun 23, 2018
Jurfest3 – Maloe Melo
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Apr 26, 2018
Koningsnacht en Dag
Utrecht, Netherlands

– – – 2017 – – –

Nov 8, 2017
Soul Radics, Downbeat Detonators & GJ – De Vorstin
Hilversum, Netherlands

Aug 05, 2017
Wind & Wave 2017
Katwijk Aan Zee, Netherlands

Jul 23, 2017
Assendelft, Netherlands

Jun 24, 2017
Boardlife Festival
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

Jun 03, 2017
Noorderlicht Café
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Apr 08, 2017
Timboektoe Beach
Velsen-Noord, Netherlands

Jan 20, 2017
Groningen, Netherlands

– – – 2016 – – –

Dec 17, 2016
De Vorstin
Hilversum, Netherlands

Oct 21, 2016
Muziekcafe Stiels
Haarlem, Netherlands

Oct 08, 2016
Enkhuizen, The Netherlands

Sep 24, 2016
Rebel Festival
Amersfoort, Netherlands

Aug 04, 2016
De Helling
Utrecht, Netherlands

Jul 16, 2016
Boardlife Festival
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

Jun 26, 2016
Hilversum Alive | The Skiff Stage
Hilversum, Netherlands

Jun 24, 2016
Woodstock aan de Waal
Tiel, Netherlands

Jun 11, 2016
Surfana Festival
Bloemendaal, Netherlands

Jun 04, 2016
Lepeltje Lepeltje
Dordrecht, Netherlands

May 15, 2016
Lepeltje Lepeltje
Amersfoort, Netherlands

Apr 22, 2016
Muziekcafe Stiels
Haarlem, Netherlands

Mar 12, 2016
Amsterdam, Netherlands

– – – 2015 – – –

Nov 15, 2015
Winston Kingdom
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Oct 16, 2015
Muziekcafe Stiels
Haarlem, Netherlands

Aug 15, 2015
Stage Music Cafe
Eindhoven, Netherlands

Jul 11, 2015
Boardlife Festival
Heerhugowaard, Netherlands

Jul 03, 2015
MadNes Festival
Friesland, Netherlands

Jun 21, 2015
Senz Festival
Gorinchem, Netherlands

Jun 19, 2015
Beachclub Indigo
Scheveningen, Netherlands

Jun 12, 2015
De Vorstin
Hilversum, Netherlands

May 03, 2015
Scheveningen, Netherlands

Apr 06, 2015
The Skiff
Hilversum, Netherlands

Mar 07, 2015
De Groote Weiver
Wormerveer, Netherlands

Jan 18, 2015
Bar Bukowski
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jan 03, 2015
Cool Room @ Aircooled Winterfest
Rosmalen, Netherlands

– – – 2014 – – –

Dec 13, 2014
De Vorstin
Hilversum, Netherlands


Contact us

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