A special feature of this year’s State of Reggae Music Reception will be a tribute to Clement “Sir Coxone” Dodd who established Jamaica Recording and Publishing Studio Limited better known as “Studio One” fifty years ago, making it the first black owned recording studio in Jamaica. More than just a recording studio, Studio One was a full service record company that played a crucial role in the development of the Jamaican music industry. More than just a studio operator, Clement Dodd singlehandedly delivered a wide range of services that contributed to the development of several of the leading foundation artists of reggae music and the creation of a cornerstone of the reggae music catalog.
The tribute to Sir Coxone is being prepared and will be presented by his niece, Maxine Stowe, a reggae aficionado and cultural strategist in her own right. The reception which takes place on Thursday, February 28 marks Reggae Month and African Heritage Month. It will be held at the CPRLive studio located at 1199 Ocean Avenue, suite 407 and gets underway at 6:00pm. Though free and open to the public, reservation is required. To reserve your seat, send an email to [email protected]