Written by on February 3, 2017

Yesterday February 1st, International Reggae Month was launched in Jamaica.

Organized by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA), chaired by famed musician Ibo Cooper, a full month of activities are planned for Reggae Month.

Events kicked of yesterday with a church service in Trench Town — the heart of Reggae music, and the first installment of Reggae Wednesday – a weekly free, outdoor concert in Mandela Park, Half-Way Tree, which was a tribute to Dennis Brown.

Other live music events to come include jam sessions, a sound system performance, and a Sunday series on Mento.

The Reggae Open University, a forum on topics affecting the music industry is also being held, with topics to include ‘Migration and its effect on the music, ‘Monetizing Reggae’, and ‘the History and Business of the Music’.

The Gregory Isaacs Foundation will stage its Red Rose for Gregory on February 12, and The Stepping Razor Experience, a concert honoring Peter Tosh will be held at of the Peter Tosh museum.

Bob Marley celebrations include a tribute event, the Redemption Live Concert, and a birthday celebration at the Bob Marley Museum on February 6.

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