Jamaica celebrates Reggae Month with tributes to its icons and more than a hundred events

Bob Marley and Dennis Brown, the main ones celebrated in Reggae Month

As happens every year since 2008, Jamaica starts is 1 February the celebration of reggae month, a month in which the island will revolve around music and culture with more than a hundred events, like concerts, symposiums, cultural samples, radio programs and much more.

The choice of February to celebrate reggae is simple, since two of the main icons of this musical style were born in this month: Dennis Brown (1 February) Y Bob Marley (6 February). It also coincides with Black History Month celebrated in the United States..

The celebrations will begin this Thursday with a tribute to Dennis Brown, the “Crown Prince of Reggae”, in the Vera Moodie Concert Hall at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston.

“We have a large number of events scheduled, including tributes to reggae icons, symposiums and a series of activities throughout the island, specifically in Negril, recognized as the entertainment center of Jamaica”, said the Minister of Culture, Gender, Jamaican Entertainment and Sports, Olivia Grange, launching Reggae Month earlier this week.

The birth 79 Bob Marley

Another of the main milestones will be the celebration of the birth 79 of Bob Marley The next Tuesday 6 -which will coincide with the prelude to the premiere of his biographical film “One Love” the day 14 of the present-, with a series of events and a great concert.

Activities include an all-day celebration at the Bob Marley Museum and a show, which will be broadcast live on the channel YouTube Tuff Gong TV, which will feature a host of popular Jamaican artists, among them Chris Martin, Jesse Royal, Lutan Fyah, Ce'Cile, Dyana y Yeza.

Dancehall Week

New for this year is the Dancehall Week, which will run from Tuesday 13 see you Monday 19 February, which will include a street parade on the day 18, which will begin at the Entertainment Center “Injured Williams”, 36 Hope Road, Kingston, and will end at the National Stadium “Arthur Wint Drive” de Kingston.

“As we embark on the celebrations I urge each of you to participate in these events. Show your unwavering support for reggae music and the talented artists who champion our musical narrative”, added Minister Grange.

Other events on the Reggae Month calendar include musical tributes to Reggae icons, a Reggae Gold Award, Dancehall awards, Young Reggae Ambassadors, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Open University Symposium (It should be noted that February was officially declared Reggae Month in) and a Children of the Icons concert.

Many of the activities will have online broadcasts and to know the details of each of them you can download the application Reggae Jamaica from the Google Store, which contains all the information about Reggae Month.