January 2019 – News Digest by Jamworld876
If you’ve missed what happened last month, and/or you want to catch up with what’s going on, check out our news digest.
Bushman was unable to deliver a full concert at Rebel Salute 2019 that was held on the third weekend of January at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in Priory, St. Ann. He expressed his frustration in tears in an interview right after his show.
Source: Bushman cries… Rebel salute organisers take the blame.
Buju Banton had won a Grammy award with his album “Beyond The Dawn” in the Best Reggae Album category, at the 53rd ceremony that was held on February 13th, 2011 at Staples Center in Los Angeles (CA), USA. However, due to his incarceration, he has just received his reward last week.
Source: Buju gets his Grammy, Jamaica Observer
Coming soon, this month!
This year, Dennis Brown Tribute concert is under new management as the Ministry of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport reclaims full oversight of the program for this Reggae Month.
Source: Ministry takes over Reggae Month, Jamaica Observer
On Saturday, February 9th of 2019, Junior Byles’s Benefit Concert and 71st Birthday Celebration will take place at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston.
Source: Junior Byles takes spotlight, Jamaica Observer
25 Jamaican artists and organisations are set to receive Honour Awards from the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) at its annual ceremony set for March 5th at the Little Theatre in St Andrew.
Source: JaRIA to honour 25, Jamaica Observer
More events this month:
- 02/06: Reggae Celebrates Bob @ Bob Marley Museum
- 02/08: Reggae Films in the Park @ Emancipation Park
- 02/10: Ribbiz Reggae @ Waterfront, Victoria Pier
- 02/12: Amateur Night On The Mount @ Waterfront, Victoria Pier
- 02/13-16: Global Reggae Conference @ Ruins
- 02/15: Rita Marley Foundation’s annual Public Speaking Competition
- 02/15: Reggae Films in the Park @ Emancipation Park, New Kingston
- 02/22: Reggae Films in the Park @ Emancipation Park, New Kingston
- 02/24: Rockabessa Herb and Music Festival, St Ann
- From 02/25: Reggae Month Exhibition
- 02/27: Reggae Gold Awards