|Dennis Brown (pauzeradio.com photo)|
Reggae Month begins with Dennis Brown - Full slate of JaRIA
events for February
Published: Thursday | January 31, 2013
Sadeke Brooks, Gleaner Staff Reporter
Crediting the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) for helping with the resurgence of reggae music, the organisation's vice-chairman, Charles Campbell, says he is looking forward to February's staging of Reggae Month. Campbell, who is also JaRIA's executive director, said Reggae Month will be staged under the theme 'Reggae 50...A New Dawn'.
"We have seen the impact that Reggae Month and JaRIA has had in trying to inspire positive changes in our music scene and the flowering of these young bands and artistes is something that we take pride in. We find that artistes are looking at more conscious universal themes in their music. We believe that Reggae Month has been having an impact in that way. There is a reggae renaissance taking place in Europe and we shouldn't let that pass us by," vice-chairman Charles Campbell told The Gleaner, noting that Chronixx was brought on stage by Kabaka Pyramid at last year's Reggae Wednesdays.But for this year, while not perfect, Campbell says the preparations have been going well "thanks in large part to the support of the Jamaica Tourist Board and CHASE Fund. So we expect another good year." Read more: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/gleaner/20130131/ent/ent1.html