Reggae Sunsplash

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In this appalling year where travel has been so severely curtailed, cheering news has been largely limited to vaccine development. Not for a long time as medical news generated so much excitement!

Jamaican beach
Jamaica – Enjoy the music and the tourist board would like you to dream of its beaches, music and food. And then book a holiday there!

But if you fancy something more like a travel dose of excitement then today and tomorrow could be what you are after.

Fancy a reggae festival?

Jamaica used to host a music extravaganza called Reggae Sunsplash.

Now after a long break it is back and being run virtually this year so wherever you are in the world you can tune in.

Reggae Sunsplash, first introduced in 1978 in Montego Bay, established the blueprint for reggae festivals around the world. With legendary names headlining past festivals, such as Bob Marley and the Wailers, Stevie Wonder, Jimmy Cliff and Dennis Brown, the success of Reggae Sunsplash laid the foundations for annual music festivals in Jamaica and throughout the world.  The festival is back as a two-day, high-energy, virtual event featuring an exhilarating line-up of performances by a variety of reggae and dancehall stars including: Romain Virgo, Jesse Royal, Dexta Daps, Agent Sasco, Tanya Stephens, Barrington Levy, Capleton, Masicka, and Chi Ching.

To watch and listen here is the link – www.YouTube.com/GoReggaeSunsplash

Next year, Reggae Sunsplash should be a physical event again so this will be a chance to enjoy yourself without having to go there. And since the Notting Hill Carnival had to be cancelled this year, this blending of reggae might be one of the few chances people this side of the Caribbean get to enjoy this very Jamaican opportunity.

The tourist board has probably played a significant role since it is promoting today ad tomorrow’s event as a way of reminding us that Jamaica is available for travellers. As they put it, “Reggae Sunsplash will once again celebrate musical experiences and showcase Jamaica’s impact on the global stage as the heart of music, culture andbold experiences.

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