Inaugural Reggae Family tree Live performance Occasion Involves Plantation for Reggae Month

PLANTATION – On Saturday, February 10, 2024, in celebration of Reggae Month, the story of the Caribbean’s most prolific music style will likely be introduced to South Florida in a daring new means. The inaugural historic retrospective and live performance occasion “Reggae Family tree – The Origins, Evolution and Affect of Jamaican Music”, produced by Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, will likely be introduced within the metropolis of Plantation, Florida. A mix of leisure and training, this occasion will showcase reside performances together with music and dance, archival video parts and up to date narratives for a totally immersive expertise. Reggae Family tree will happen within the northeast parking zone of the Broward Mall.

Historical past of Jamaican Music

Reggae Genealogy Concert Event Comes to Plantation for Reggae Month - Mykal Rose and Dennis Brown
Mykal Rose and Dennis Brown

Your entire historical past of Jamaican music will discover illustration. Beloved icons who’re now not with us, comparable to Harry Belafonte, the primary recording artist to promote 1,000,000 information within the U.S., will converse to the viewers in recorded video.

Dwelling legends like Mykal Rose of Black Uhuru, the primary reggae band to win a Grammy, will make particular visitor appearances.

Reggae Family tree occasion is introduced in partnership with Broward Mall and the Metropolis of Plantation, and made potential partly by the assist of the State of Florida, Division of State, Division of Arts and Tradition, the Florida Council on Arts and Tradition, the Institute of Museum and Library Providers, the Broward County Cultural Division, Grace Meals, Jamaica Vacationer Board, Blue Mahoe Capital, the Seashore Channel, Go to Lauderdale, Solely the Greatest Printing and the next funds on the Group Basis of Broward: Judith Cornfeld Fund for the Arts, Helen and Frank Stoykov Charitable Endowment Fund and The Frederick A. DeLuca Basis Broward Group Fund.

Reggae Family tree Showcase

The three-hour showcase will hint the early beginnings of standard Jamaican music, previous to Jamaican independence from Britain in 1962, to the current, concerning mento, ska, Nyabinghi, rocksteady, lover’s rock, dub, reggae and dancehall. The showcase may also spotlight the affect of Jamaican music on genres comparable to hip hop, reggaeton, EDM and Afrobeats.

Reggae Family tree Producers

To execute the inaugural staging of Reggae Family tree, Island SPACE has assembled an skilled staff of specialists in reggae music historical past, occasion manufacturing and enterprise. The staff consists of Lloyd Stanbury – one of many founders of Reggae Month and of the primary Jamaican all-reggae radio station, IRIE FM, and Calibe Thompson and David I. Muir – the previous producers of The Style the Islands Expertise culinary pageant, and co-founders of Island SPACE. Different staff members embrace authors, documentarians, tv and video producers, radio personalities and choreographers.


The gates open at 3 p.m. with showtime at 6 p.m. Pre-sold tickets are $20 or $25 on the gate. Afternoon attendees can take pleasure in restaurant and artisan distributors and excursions of Island SPACE Caribbean Museum contained in the Broward Mall.

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