Reggae Month 2024 to begin with a tribute to Dennis Brown

  • 29 Jan 2024

Kingston, 28 January 2024 (JIS) - Reggae Month 2024 will kick off with a tribute to the Crown Prince of Reggae, Dennis Brown, at the Vera Moodie Concert Hall, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston, on Thursday (February 1).

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, made the announcement while speaking at the Reggae Month Church Service held today (January 28) at Fellowship Tabernacle, 2 Fairfield Avenue, Kingston 20.

“We have a plethora of events lined up, including tributes to Reggae icons, symposiums and a flurry of activities across the entire island, specifically Negril, renowned as the entertainment hub of Jamaica,” Minister Grange said.

Reggae Month will be observed from February 1 to 29 under the theme, ‘Come ketch di Riddim’.

The Minister informed that a highlight of the celebrations will be a Dancehall Week, endorsed by the Ministry and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission.

Dancehall Week activities will span from Tuesday, February 13 to Monday, February 19 and will include a street parade on February 18, commencing at the Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre, 36 Hope Road, Kingston, and ending at the National Stadium, Arthur Wint Drive, Kingston.

“As we embark on the celebrations, I urge each of you to partake in these events. Show your unwavering support for Reggae music and the talented artistes championing our musical narrative,” Minister Grange said.

The Minister also urged Jamaicans to not only appreciate Reggae artistes but also “to inspire them to reach even greater heights.”

Other core events on the Reggae Month calendar include a musical tribute to Reggae Icons, a Reggae Gold Award, Dancehall awards, Young Reggae Ambassadors, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association Open University symposium and a Children of the Icons concert.

For further details on events and activities, Minister Grange encouraged Jamaicans to download the Reggae Jamaica mobile app from Google Play Store and iOs.

“The app will be our main vehicle for updating the public about the events. It will provide dates and information on the demography of events and directions from Google Map,” she added.


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Olivia Grange


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