July 10, 2019
International Reggae Day 2019
This year, International Reggae Day – hosted by Kwaku of British Black Music/Black Music Congress (BBM/BMC) in conjunction with Reggae Fraternity UK (RFUK), Campro Entertainment and various sponsors - was held over two days; I was fortunate to attend on June 30th (day one) at Goldsmiths University in New Cross.
May 22, 2018
IRD 2018 Celebrates 50 Years of Reggae Music and the Legacy of the Windrush Genration
As the world fondly remembers the King of Reggae today, International Reggae Day (IRD) prepares to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Reggae from the roots to the branches and highlight the Jamaica to UK legacy of the Windrush Generation on JulyOne.
June 27, 2019
International Reggae Day, how it all began
If International Reggae Day (IRD), or the stylised JulyOne, is new to you, here's a quick catch-up, as this year marks IRD's Silver anniversary.
February 28, 2018
International Reggae Day 2018 Celebrates the Creative Journey Shared by Jamaica and the UK
This year Jamaica Arts Holdings has appointed British Black Music/Black Music Congress (BBM/BMC) as its sub-licensor for co-ordinating official IRD events in the UK. And in a year which marks UK's role in the development of Reggae in the last 50 years, the 2018 theme is 'Jamaica To UK: The Reggae Revolution'.
June 14, 2019
Celebrate International Reggae Day With These London Events
MARK INTERNATIONAL Reggae Day taking plcae on June 30 and July 1 with events taking place across London. One of the events will take place June 30 at Goldsmiths, University of London in New Cross, and on July 1 in the north London borough of Brent.
January 16, 2018
Better late than never for reggae legends
Two South London reggae legends have at last received the Dub Innovator awards they were honoured with last summer, joining a third to be honoured on International Reggae Day (IRD)..
July 4, 2017
Launch of first International Reggae Day London event bodes well for the future
If you’ve never heard of the International Reggae Day (IRD) July 1 initiative, you are bound to hear about it a bit more from now on. Because last Saturday marked the first official IRD London event, and the feedback has been such that work has already begun to make July 1 2018 a key date in the capital’s calendar.