About Us

Reggae Month is an annual celebration of reggae music for the entire month of February. Organised by the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) since 2009.

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Organization Overview:

JaRIA is an independent, non-aligned, non-governmental, non-profit organization through which all stakeholders in the music industry can continuously collaborate with each other, as one, united, independent collective interest.

 

Mission:

To represent the interests of our members, foster their economic and professional growth while contributing to the development of Jamaica and Jamaica’s music industry.

 

Key Objectives:

  • To unite and further the common interests of all individuals, institutions, organisations and firms directly and indirectly involved in music and the music industry in Jamaica.
  • To promote and provide opportunities for the continued development of Members by facilitating access to networking, education, training and capacity building.
  • To facilitate access to information about all possible financial support and opportunities available within the public and private sectors locally and overseas for Members.
  • To provide a forum for Members to discuss industry concerns and opportunities and, where relevant, to lobby The Jamaican government and its agencies to protect and preserve the industry and its members.
  • To canvas and lobby international organisations, agencies and foreign governments in collaborative efforts.
  • To reposition Jamaica as the centre of the global Reggae movement and culture.
  • To commence the complex process of repatriating our musical birthright and patrimony.
  • To play a lead role in the annual planning and organising of reggae month, including its program and activities.
  • To be an exemplary global music community for broadly increasing the economic, social and cultural wealth of Jamaica and JARIA’s members in particular.