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International Reggae Day (IRD) is JulyOne

The reggae networking and information space Music Congress presents in association with partners including Reggae Fraternity UK, Sound System Outernational, Goldsmiths, University Of London, Chaaawaaa Radio, Shining Stars, Taste of Time and BTWSC/African Histories Revisited, the London, UK hub event marking International Reggae Day:

IRD 2023 London UK July 1 Draft Programme as of June 2 2023

12 noon-1.00pm Chaaawaaa Radio Sound System

1.00-1.15pm 1970's Lovers Rock Foundation Years overview by Colin 'CeeBee' Brown

1.15-2.15pm 'We The Ragamuffin' @ 30 Screening & Q&A with director Julian Henriques

2.15-3.00pm Lunch - Support the stalls; 'Women In Reggae' Photo Exhibition slide show with Kenny Paisley; Live reggae drawing with Mike Hawthorne; Prostate Cancer UK


3.00-3.45pm Women In Reggae In Conversation with Sista Kulcha, Sista Miriam, Audrey Scott, Paulette Tajah and Sista Lexxy. Moderated by Phyia??? (to be confirmed)

3.45-4.15pm In Memory of Noel McKoy & Others; Hawkeye and Joyce Fraser Black Heroes

4.15-4.45pm Bristol Bus Boycott @ 60: The Law And Music

4.45-5.30pm Reggae: Business, Intellectual Property & Dark Music Industry Practice? with Dr Enrico Bonadio, Kennedy 'Prezedent' Mensah, Errol Henry, Curtis Lynch and G-Spot Digital Distribution Wayne. Moderated by Kwaku


5.30-6.00pm Chaaawaaa Radio Sound System

6.00-6.45pm Marking Hip-Hop @ 50: Reggae's Influence? Dr Lez Henry and Niles Hailstone including premiere of 'Pama: The Champion Reggae Sound That Influenced US Hip Hop'

6.45-6.55pm Music4Causes ft. Kimba

6.55-7.15pm IRD UK Region Focus

7.15-8.30pm Shining Stars Live Showcase

8.30-9.00pm Chaaawaaa Radio Sound System


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