Reggae Genealogy

Reggae Genealogy


Saturday, February 10, 2024    
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Broward Mall
8000 W Broward Blvd, Plantation, FL, 33388

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On Saturday, February 10, 2024, the city of Plantation will host a unique, pioneering musical concert event—REGGAE GENEALOGY. Presented by Island SPACE Caribbean Museum, this multicultural experience explores, in vibrant imagery, informative detail, and pulsating sound, the dynamic origins, evolution, and influence of Jamaican music.

Location: Broward Mall, 8000 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL. In the northeast parking lot, near Broward Blvd and University Drive

The Reggae Genealogy showcase traces the early beginnings of popular Jamaican music from before the island’s independence from Britain in 1962 through to the present.

Education and entertainment will meld as we reveal how African elements, other non-Jamaican genres, the island’s socio-political environment, and technical innovations shaped the Caribbean’s most prolific and far-reaching musical form.

The audiovisual journey will take attendees through native mento, ska, Nyabinghi, rocksteady, lover’s rock, dub, reggae, and dancehall. It will conclude with an odyssey through Jamaican musical influence on genres such as hip hop, reggaeton, EDM and Afrobeats.

The Day’s Events

A live music showcase featuring immersive audiovisual and narrative elements.

  • Early afternoon video shorts on large screens showing Jamaican music histories.
  • Food trucks, soft drinks and merchandise.
  • Free pre-showtime tours of Island SPACE Caribbean Museum.
  • Showcase Part I: Narration by reggae historian Winston Barnes, video presentations coordinated with live band Code Red, singers and dance performers on stage.
  • Showcase Part II: Narration by popular radio personality G. Cole, video presentations with DJ Bigg G, singers and dance performers on stage.

Join us for an immersive musical experience and concert event exploring the origins, evolution, and influence of Jamaican music!