JaRIA 2017 Events
The JaRIA Honour Awards is a glamorous, star-studded red carpet gala event specially recognizing industry icons who have figured prominently in the amazing penetration of Jamaican music culture across the world. This year the award ceremony takes place February 26th at the Courtleigh Auditorium located in NewKingston. Tickets are $3000 pre-sold and $4000 at the door. Purchase tickets at Music Mart & Bookophelia for pre-sale purchase. Tickets will also be sold online via firstinlineja.com.
JaRIA presents a variety show highlighting the social backdrop and genres of Reggae; from Mento to Dancehall. The FREE concert in Mandela Park located in Half Way Tree, Kingston, chronicles the evolution and dynamism of the Reggae experience, through a series of live concerts featuring: Traditional Drumming, Folk, Mento, Jazz, Classical, Ska and Rocksteady, Reggae, Rockers, Dub and Dub Poetry, Dancehall, Bands and Alternative music. Check the official JaRIA Reggae Month calendar for 2017 concert dates and themes!
Upcoming Special Events
2017 Theme: “Reggae Mecca”
The Jamaica Reggae Industry Association is proud to present the 10th staging of Reggae Month! This year’s calendar of activities features JaRIA’s signature events including, Reggae Open University, its signature Reggae Wednesdays, and the JaRIA Honour Awards.
Reggae Month Declaration:
“Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica…the unique music that springs from the creative imagination of a diverse people, forged in a crucible of common experiences, struggles, successes and spirituality that survived the Middle Passage to become our indigenous creation, our national expression, our musical voice in the world, a driving force of our economy and the industry providing the greatest opportunity to transform the country…”