WorldBeat Productions presents
The 38th Annual TRIBUTE TO THE REGGAE LEGENDS
February is Black History Month in the US but in Jamaica it has been commemorated as Reggae Month. 2019 will commemorate the 50th anniversary of Reggae Music. Some iconic legends who share their birthdays in February are Dennis Brown's (Feb 1st), Pam Hall (Feb 1st), Bob Marley (Feb 6th) and Bunny Rugs (Feb 6th). Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, the Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, said “This Reggae Month is the grand celebration party for the recent inscription of the Reggae Music of Jamaica to the UNESCO list of Intangible treasures for the whole of humanity,”
Tribute to the Reggae Legends Festival / Bob Day was founded by WorldBeat Productions 38 years ago. Each year the festival pays respect to all the passed and living legends of reggae music. Tribute to the Reggae Legends 2019 will be on Presiden't Day Weekend Saturday, February 16th and Sunday, February 17th. The first day will feature a Soundsytem line up and the second day will be a dedication to Roots Reggae Legends.
Saturday, Feb 16th there will be a panel to breakdown the state of Reggae today, its history and its future. Veteran artists like Ranking Joe are excited to participate in Reggae 101 panel series. Joe says panels like these are popular in Europe and South America. The panel will be moderated by MC Junor Francis.
Soundsystem Night, Saturday Feb 17th:
Downbeat the Ruler, Brigadier Jerry, Shinehead, Ranking Joe, Lady Ann and more
Reggae Legends Night, Sunday, Feb 17th:
Sly and Robbie and the Taxi Gang with Bitty McLean, Pato Banton, Spiritual, Sara Lugo, Empress Akua, Cherine Anderson, Piracy Conspiracy and more