The Real Reggae Story
The Reggae Exhibition was established in June 2012 in conjunction with the Jamaican Expo (London 2012) in Stratford, East London. It was established to celebrate Reggae music in general and the enormous influence Reggae music has had on other musical genres in particular. Importantly, the Exhibition will explore the very Roots of Reggae music and how it developed into the most popular musical genre.
The Exhibition will feature a compilation of the history, advent and world-wide growth of Reggae. All the major influences and traditions leading to the development of other genres that evolved from Reggae will be presented with previously unpublished photos, pictures, leaflets, flyers and sketches to be exhibited.
As part of the Reggae Exhibition, the Reggae FM radio Station is being established and will be dedicated solely Reggae Music.
An important and valuable aspect of the Exhibition is that it will feature two workshops. One will provide visitors with the opportunity to practice and play musical instruments especially the younger patrons,. These musical lessons will be provided by professional and recognized musicians
The second workshop will be more informative in terms of providing information about the music industry especially about the musical and mechanical rights of writers, producers, lyricists, artistes, performers and expected royalties. The speakers are renowned musical lawyers and professionals from the music industry.
Information call: 020 8442 7659
A little bit about
The Rhythym of Life Reggae Exhibition is the brainchild of musical entrepreneur Colin Robinson. Born in Jamaica, Colin moved to the UK as a child in the early 1960s and although a trained electrician, his interest in music came at an early age.
Colin is known as a Reggae music entrepreneur and producer and has also (in collaboration with others) has promoted a number of high profile shows, particularly in the 1980s and 90s. He has worked as a manager and agent for Reggae artists including Sanchez, Maxi Priest, Sugar Minott, Winston Reedy, Janet Kay, Carroll Thompson, Wayne Marshall, John Holt, Desmond Dekker and Matumbi, Afrikan Simba, Nereus Joseph among many others as well as working with other producers such as Kenny Edgehill. A frequent visitor to his native Jamaica, Colin was also advisor to the Garnett Silk family.
The actual Exhibition will feature a compilation of the history and worldwide growth of Reggae Music and will provide visitors with the opportunity to see the major influences of this iconic musical genre.
Few words about
CELEBRATING KUMINIA,POKOMINA, BURRU, MENTO, NYABINGHI, SKA, ROCK STEADY, DANCE HALL, LOVERS ROCK,DUB, ROOTS REGGAE and Other Genres.
ART, PHOTOGRAPHS AND INSTALLATIONS
Display boards showcasing the history of Reggae Music, Artefacts, Bluespot Gramophone, Valve Amplifier, Vinyl Records, plus other Memorabilia
Music Workshops will be hosted by the following Artists and industry specialists: – Alan Noel Weekes (Aswad) – Dennis Bovell (bass, Matumbi) – Carroll Thompson (Queen of lovers rock) – Carl Gentles(keyboard, Lee Scratch Perry) – Ray Carless (saxophonist, SkavilleAllstars) – BB Seaton (Gaylads) – EddyMan (founder, Easy Street Studios) – Michael Fuller (Music Lawyer)