Subsequent month’s annual staging of Reggae Thirty day period in Jamaica will see the introduction of Seem Procedure Echoes – The Showdown at Sundown, a clash showcasing 12 seem units.

The new function, introduced to appease disgruntled reggae enthusiasts who feel Reggae Thirty day period was far too uptown-targeted, will take position on Saturday, February 15, at the Nationwide Indoor Sports Centre at the Nationwide Stadium.

The announcement was created at Saturday’s Ocho Rios start of Reggae Thirty day period, at Moon Palace Jamaica in Ocho Rios, and is the key new item introduced for the month-extended celebration of Jamaica’s entire world-renowned reggae music.

Lenford Salmon, chairman of the Reggae Thirty day period Secretariat, afterwards instructed The Gleaner that other options that have been a staple on the calendar will be upsized to make them more interesting and appealing to the more youthful demographic, whichw has complained of staying excluded from the celebrations.

“One of the most important new activities for us this calendar year, all over again to satisfy some grievances that Reggae Thirty day period is ‘an uptown factor that really don’t require us’, is what we simply call Seem Procedure Echoes – The Showdown at Sundown,” Salmon said.

“For the 1st time any place in the identical space, any place in the entire world as much as we know, 12 seem units from Jamaica will square off in friendly rivalry. We’ll also take the option as perfectly to recognise some of the stalwarts of the seem program music. The seem program is the cradle of the music. That’s wherever it began, and so we have to shell out homage to it.”

“So we’re creating that particular celebration this calendar year to achieve out to that demographic that feel that Reggae Thirty day period ‘nuh belong to we’. It belongs to all of us, and this 1 is specifically for that demographic of people.”

The celebrations, which in fact finish on March 1 with the Key Minister’s Reggae Thirty day period Reception, will also contain seven live shows throughout the island showcasing young children of reggae icons.

Meanwhile, handling director of Moon Palace Jamaica Clifton Reader has referred to as for more collaboration in between large-identify reggae functions and the lodge field as it would gain both equally the music and the tourism field.

He also challenged the Ministry of Enjoyment to highlight the Jack Ruby recording studio at James Avenue, Ocho Rios, as element of creating the url in between reggae and tourism.