Music on display for Reggae Month And Sir Coxsone honoured for contribution to reggae

A tourist from New Zealand takes a closer look at the Bob Marley and The Wailers ‘Catch A Fire’ album cover art piece, one of various items from the Jamaica Jamaica! exhibition at the National Gallery of Jamaica. The exhibition, “ a documentation of the dynamic socio-political and musical history of the island”, displays artefacts, photographs, audio recordings, memorabilia and visual art. It continues until June 28.
The unveiling of the mural was the high point and final act of an exciting evening that honoured the music mogul on the 88th anniversary of his birth just three days earlier.
The home of Studio One, situated at 13 Studio One Boulevard (formerly Brentford Road) in south St Andrew was where the action unfolded. From as early as 4 p.m. well-wishers, artistes and Studio 1 fanatics were milling around and indulging in nostalgic chatter about the golden days of the entity, while Micky Thompson and the Merritone crew set the stage with music, appropriately taken from the Studio 1 catalogue.

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