Trelawny Stadium, Falmouth, JAMAICA (Thursday, November 1, 2012) – Reggae revitalization, At risk youths skill training encouragement, respect for elders, the role of Reggae in Tourism, and the vibrancy of Jamaican culture merge during the weeks celebration of our Reggae Ambassadors Peter Tosh OM. The island of Jamaica will start Reggae humming as we continue to celebrate 50 of JAMAICA independence, featuring Reggae Walk of Fame inductees plus aspiring Reggae stars.
Saturday, November 3, starts one week of celebrating Peter Tosh OM, one of the Caribbean island’s musical giants. Twenty-five years after his murder, Jamaica’s government honored the contributions of this firebrand reggae musician and songwriter. Posthumously, he received the Order of Merit, the country’s third highest honor during an annual national awards ceremony on the lawns of King’s House, the residence of Jamaica’s governor general.
In addition to the week’s celebrations featuring Son Andrew Tosh, performances by several inspirational and popular regional musicians will be enjoyed. Reggae in the Sun concert series starts at 10:00AM each day and will be presided over by Reggae Prime Minister, Ras Astor Black, who will share insights on the highly-anticipated ten principles of Rastafari.
The following days at the Trelawny Stadium, Reggae Walk of Fame and Museum Ltd. will produce “Operation Education” in partnership with The RAS ASTOR BLACK INTERACTIVE MUSIC & ARTS LEARNING INSTITUTE, where post high school students will be educated in all areas of Arts “TUITION FREE”
The Reggae Walk of Fame “Reggae in the Sun” at the Trelawny Stadium and soon to be on the Port of Falmouth, is offering tremendous opportunities to promote & market our Jamaican Culture to a captive audience from around the world visiting Jamaica for the Reggae Music Experience Cruise Ship arrivals for November 2012.
1. We have erected Reggae in the Sun Billboards on the North Coast Highway. One from the Montego Bay direction and one from the Ocho Rios end highlighting Reggae in the Sun Concerts Series with our official sponsor BlackBerry.
2. Reggae in the Sun BlackBerry App is in its final stage of development to highlight the day to day events live
3. We are close to receiving the Reggae Walk of Fame and Museum Ltd “Reggae in the Sun” Attraction license via TPDCo/JTB for the Trelawny Stadium as the newest visitor attraction and a venue to expose our at risk youths with interest in Arts Education now
4. We will be exposing our vibrant Jamaica Cultural Development Commission Arts Talents
5. Live broadcast every day on Falmouth Community Radio 88.9FM and on www.freeiradio.net
FREEiRADIO 88.9FM and www.freeiradio.net will highlight the importance of education, teamwork, punctuality and discipline. The interactive presentation will also be attended by members of the local public and private sectors. Specially invited artistes will perform and the event will be repeated every day with additional guest artistes.
On a daily basis at the Trelawny Stadium will salute Reggae Ambassadors, “key roots of Reggae communities but often forgotten by most event and entertainment planners”. I, Ras Astor Black, Chairman and CEO of Reggae Walk of Fame & Museum Ltd., not only recognizes the importance of our Reggae Ambassadors, but pays tribute to their amazing work that has contributed to Jamaica as we know it.
Daily, Reggae Walk of Fame & Museum Ltd., will present “NEVER TOO OLD TO REGGAE” the very best in local, regional and international Reggae entertainment at the “Reggae in the Sun – RIM-BlackBerry Concert. Reggae in the Sun events will bring light to the power of Jamaica, attracting the very best of everything. “The importance of being proud of our culture and creating a top notch tourism experience that promotes our extraordinary virtues and our unique attributes will be underscored.”