Ronan Lynch – aka Jah Seal – is a writer, historian, musician, singer and occasional selector from Dublin, Ireland. He currently lives in Berlin, where he works with Irieland Soundsystem and Planet Earth Studio in Kreuzberg. He has released two albums (Spirit Live and Itopia) along with several singles on 7” and 10” on One Drop Music (Berlin). His regular collaborators include producer Aldubb and Irieland selector Mr Glue.
He also works as a writer and editor. He has worked as an investigative journalist for newspapers in Ireland and the USA and has published two books on Irish history and politics. He has a Ph.D in history from the National University of Ireland.
He is also the editor and publisher of the reggae music magazine Irie Up.
He has recently started production of a series of exhibitions about reggae and soundsystem culture. The first exhibition opens in Berlin in September 2011.