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New York’s Coalition To Preserve Reggae Music Expands To Jamaica

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The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, Inc. (CPR) a New York based charitable organization now in its seventh year will host a press conference at the Dance Studio Theatre at the Edna Manley College, 1 Arthur Wint Drive, on Tuesday, October 11th 6pm to 9pm, to announce plans for the 7th annual Reggae Culture Salute taking place in New York on Saturday, November 5th and discuss the programs and initiatives being undertaken by the organization. The press event will also share information about emerging alliances with organizations based in Jamaica.
While in Jamaica, CPR will also make a presentation at the EMC Arts Conference on Thursday, October 13th at 1:15pm. The presentation, titled, “Philosophizing The Arts” will make the case for understanding the importance and significance of the emergence and development of reggae music, its impact around the world and the imperative of preserving and nurturing one of Jamaica’s most profound gifts to the world in the twentieth century.
Tuesday’s press conference will afford the Jamaican press the opportunity to learn first hand about the programs and activities that CPR has championed over its six year history. Chief among these is Reggae Culture Salute, the annual celebration of the unique relationship between reggae, Rasta and Jamaica, which has secured Proclamations from the United States Congress for three roots reggae pioneers, The Mighty Diamonds, Ernie Smith and Manley “Big Youth” Buchanan.  CPR is also the convener of monthly forums examining the state of reggae music which are free and open to the public and are streamed internationally via the internet. The forums are streamed live on CPR’s internet broadcast platform, CPRLive which mixes progressive programming with roots reggae music streams to provide 24/7 broadcasting around the world via its heavily trafficked website, www.cprreggae.org.
CPR works with several entities in Jamaica and has cultivated strategic partners in pursuing its mission to raise the bar in the creation, development, promotion and presentation of reggae music. The press event will disclose details of one such emerging partnership with the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association.

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