January 30, 2023
Reggae Month comes to South Florida in February with a number of events throughout the region staged by the Inner Circle band and Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA).
Activities kick off on February 1 with a dance featuring sound system selector Rory “Rory Stone Love” Gilligan at the trendy Racket venue in Wynwood, downtown Miami.
Abebe Lewis, Inner Circle’s marketing manager, told the Jamaica Observer that Reggae Month’s events promise “a little taste of everything” for lovers of Jamaican culture. He said that will be reflected at the Wynwood show.
“Wynwood is a great cultural area, because it’s a melting pot of Miami. There’s Caribbean, Latin cultureâ€¦there’s a great diversity and we plan to mix it up,” Lewis stated.
Caribe Arts Fest on February 4 at Caribearts in north Miami is the other event for opening week. It highlights local reggae bands from the Latin and Haitian communities.
Jamaican sound system culture returns to Racket on February 15 with selectors Waggy T and Jazzy T, stalwarts of the South Florida dancehall circuit.
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