February is Reggae Month!

February is Reggae Month!

Once again, JDTAN is happy to collaborate with the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, this year on Reggae Month. Generally celebrated in and around Kingston, and sharing the month of February with Black History Month in the US, it includes lectures, documentaries, talent shows, and more. Reggae month is organized by the Jamaican Recording Industry Organisation (JARIA), the Ministry of Tourism, and the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment, and Sport.

This year, similar to the JCDC Festival Song Competition 2020, the Diaspora is invited to participate virtually. For a full list of events, review the calendar below and download the Reggae Jamaica app!

Get event details on the Reggae Jamaica app
Reggae month also includes the birthdays of popular reggae artists and entertainers across eras:
  • February 1st-Dennis Brown – 1957
  • February 2nd-Bim Sherman (Jarret Lloyd Vincent) – 1950
  • February 3rd-Shuga (Mitsy Campbell) 
  • February 3rd-Sean Kingston (Kisean Anderson) –1990
  • February 6th-Bob Marley (Robert Nesta Marley)-1945
  • February 6th-Bunny Rugs (William Alexander Anthony Clarke) – 1948
  • February 6th-Derrick Harriott – 1939
  • February 6th-Spanner Banner (Joseph Bonner) -1959
  • February 12-Cutty Ranks (Philip Thomas) –1965
  • February 14th-Christopher Martin – 1987
  • February 15th-Teflon (Shaniel Andre Watson) – 1985
  • February 19th-Bob Andy (Keith Anderson) – 1944
  • February 19th-Horace Andy (Horace Hinds) – 1951
  • February 21-Sophia George – 1964
  • February 23rd-Carlene Davis – 1953
  • February 24th-Ce’cile (Cecile Charlton) – 1974
  • February 24th-Baby Cham (Damian Beckett) – 1979
  • February 26th- Ky-Mani Marley – 1976

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