The Reggae Walk of Fame and Museum will perform “Operation Education” in partnership with The Ras Astor Black Interactive Music & Arts Learning Institute.
Located in Falmouth, Jamaica the Reggae Walk of Fame and Museum is collecting and preserving artifacts, documents and reference material surrounding the diverse traditions of Reggae music in order to utilize these collections in the presentation of exhibits, educational programs, and performances.
This spotlight exhibit, focuses on Reggae music history, explores the musical legacies of artists whose contributions help establish Jamaica as a ‘Live Reggae Music Capital of the World’. The exhibit will include rare photographs, biographies, historic posters, recordings, and live music videos.
Display cases will feature items from our Reggae Ambassadors, plus collections from Reggae communities worldwide.
Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of Blackberry, has given financial sponsorship to the organization and plans to market the organization its BlackBerryApp platform. The Reggae in the Sun Blackberry App, which will provide live highlights of the day to day events, is in its final stages of development. Billboards featuring Reggae in the Sun concert series in association with RIM have been erected along the North Coast Highways from Ocho Rios to Montego Bay.
According to Black, “The Reggae Walk of Fame Museum will present daily performances – Reggae in the Sun – which will salute Reggae Ambassadors whom he states are the, "Key roots of Reggae communities but often forgotten by most event and entertainment planners." He continued,” These daily concerts will also recognize the importance of our Reggae Ambassadors and pay tribute to their amazing contributions to Jamaica.”
The Reggae Walk of Fame ‘Reggae in the Sun’ at the Trelawny Stadium offers tremendous opportunities as the youths promote and market the Jamaican Culture to individuals from around the world visiting Jamaica, Black opined.
About The Ras Astor Black Interactive Music & Arts Learning Institute
The Ras Astor Black Interactive Music & Arts Learning Institute is a non-profit that aims to highlight the importance of education, teamwork, punctuality and discipline in the daily lives of youths in Jamaica.
The Institute focuses on educating at risk youths in Jamaica in cultural arts. Its founder and chairman, Astor Black, states, “This is a skills training Reggae Institution to learn and earn with Reggae in tourism, and the vibrancy of Jamaican music and sports while respecting our elders.” The organization caters to post high school and college students with an acute emphasis in the areas of dance, music, theatre, and visual arts.
Additional courses taught are: radio production, production technology, radio presentation, program directing, writing for the Media, broadcast Journalism, marketing, and advertising.
To learn more about The Ras Astor Black Interactive Music & Arts Learning Institute:
Radio Station: FREEiRADIO 88.9FM and http://www.freeiradio.net
Telephone: 1-876-435-8401: 1-876-545-7423: 1-561-839-4495