The Reggae Exhibition celebrates
Reggae music worldwide.
The Rhythm 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, 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 Reggae Exhibition which celebrates Reggae music worldwide, was initially established in June 2012 in Stratford, East London to coincide with Jamaica’s 50th independence anniversary and the Jamaican Expo.
We have since had successful exhibitions in Leyton (East London) also in 2012 and at Goldsmith University/Wheelers Shunters Club, (South London) during 15th to 17th Sept. 2016..
The Reggae Exhibition celebrates 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 also feature and celebrate the various Dancing and Drumming styles that emanated from the music, including; Kumina, Pokomina, Burru, Mento, Nyabinghi, Ska, Rock Steady, Dance Hall, Lover’s Rock, Dub, Roots Reggae and other Genres..
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and traditions leading to the development of other genres that evolved from Reggae will be presented with previously unpublished photos, pictures, leaflets, flyers and sketches to be exhibited.
An important and valuable aspect of the Exhibition is that it will feature workshops with Recording Artists such as; Carol Thompson (Queen of Lover’s Rock); Alan Weekes (of Aswad); Dennis Bovell (Matumbi); Carl Gentles (Lee Perry’s keyboard player); Ray Carless (Skaville Allstars); BB Seaton (Gaylords); Eddy Man (Easy Street Studios) and Michael Fuller (Music Lawyer). These Artistes and industry specialists will provide the opportunity for guests to briefly learn to sing, play instruments and get knowledge of copyright laws etc.