Reggae revitalization, Youth skill training encouragement, Respect for Elders, the role of Reggae in Tourism, and the vibrancy of Jamaican culture merge during the celebrations of leading Reggae Ambassadors and Reggae Walk of Fame Ltd.
The island of Jamaica will start Reggae humming from on November 3, 2012 as JAMAICA Celebrate 50, featuring world class Reggae entertainers, all of whom are inductees on the Reggae Walk of Fame plus aspiring Reggae stars.
On 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.
“Rise and Shine” opening celebration at 10:00am will be presided over by Reggae Prime Minister, Ras Astor Black, who will share insights on the highly-anticipated ten principles of Rastafari. Andrew Tosh will be featured as well as performances by several inspirational and popular regional musicians.
The following day at the Trelawny Stadium, Reggae Walk of Fame Ltd. will produce “Reggae Walk of Fame KIDS RULE”, a partnership with The RAS ASTOR BLACK INTERACTIVE MUSIC & ARTS LEARNING INSTITUTE, where “Operation Education Now” principles will be shared with high school students. FREEiRADIO 88.9FM and www.freeiradio.net programmes will highlights the importance of education, teamwork, punctuality and discipline – will be featured. 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 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 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. The Reggae in the Sun events will bring light to the power of Jamaica to attract 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 promotes our unique attributes will be underscored.”