Get involved First International Reggae Poster Contest
First International Reggae Poster Contest! Theme: Toward a Reggae Hall of Fame: Celebrating Great Jamaican Music.
The objective of the First International Reggae Poster Competition is to build awareness for Reggae music and to celebrate the global achievements of Reggae and its impact on the world. The term Reggae encompasses all the popular Jamaican musical genres; Ska, Rocksteady, Roots Reggae, Dub, Dancehall and the unique Jamaican Soundsystem.
Reggae music is one of the world’s few living folk music genres. It has remained incredibly popular and spontaneously generated by people’s experiences, emotions and traditions. Rising from humble roots, Reggae has grown to influence many cultures in its wake and have left an irrefutable mark on entertainment globally.
Sharing your creative imagination will help us to support our vision to establish The Reggae Hall of Fame in Kingston, Jamaica. This vision is intended to encapsulate all the achievements of Reggae in a structure possessing contemporary iconic architecture. The Reggae Hall of Fame will be a monument to the achievements of Jamaica’s popular music and culture.
The mission of The Reggae Hall of Fame will be to collect, conserve, and study all the popular Jamaican musical genres. To exhibit the treasure of Reggae music and to narrate the stories from a variety of perspectives in the context of the music’s history, and to reach a broad and diverse audience.
This will be the world’s first museum of this magnitude, celebrating the living heritage of Reggae music.
We will also use this opportunity to raise funds to support the amazing work of a historic and wonderful Jamaican institution, the Alpha Boys’ School.
The Alpha Boys’ School is a jewel in the center of Kingston, and it shines all over Jamaica and, through its graduates, in the music they create, throughout the world. Alphas’ decades of success with young Jamaicans, entering raw and emerging world-renown musicians themselves is testimony to the storied success. Without this amazing institution and its successful music program; Ska, Rocksteady, Dub and Roots Reggae music may not have been invented.