Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport Minister Olivia Grange said reggae music is one of Jamaica’s most important gifts to the world.
She commented on it in a post on International Reggae Day 2022.
“Our music has been shown time and time again to have the power to inspire and uplift, and is known around the world as a powerful force to unite people across borders, generations and cultures.
“As we observe and celebrate International Reggae Day, I salute all of our artists, musicians, songwriters, leaders, producers, promoters, educators and other practitioners who have established music at home and abroad. You made reggae music popular around the world and put it at the center of Brand Jamaica.
“I salute Andrea Davis, whose idea was to celebrate July 1 as International Reggae Day 28 years ago.
“As we mark our Diamond Jubilee year under the theme, Jamaica 60: Re-Igniting a Nation for Greatness, I say happy international reggae day,” Grange said.
Earlier this year, Loop News traveled to Linstead, St Catherine, as well as Gordon Town Road and Collins Green Avenue in St Andrew, to ask people to sing a reggae song, capturing the performances.
Since today is International Reggae Day, watch the video below and enjoy!
International Reggae Day is the annual global celebration of Jamaican musical culture. This year, “60 Years of Ska music” is in the spotlight. Ska is an important part of Jamaican musical culture and it is especially appropriate to highlight this as Jamaica celebrates its 60th anniversary of independence.