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Building a Nation.

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Players, Local & Overseas

February 28, 2022

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM

There are not too many things that one can identify as more Jamaican than the JN brand.
Of the few, Reggae music stands out.

The sounds, resilience, and messages that reggae music convey, have played an integral role in shaping Jamaica’s rich cultural heritage and providing commentary for the country’s colourful history, while serving as the soundtrack for the many facets of the Jamaican reality.

Reggae Month, established to celebrate  the music and its various forms and influences, has developed into a major event on the entertainment calendar; with several activities geared towards adding to reggae’s incredible value to Brand Jamaica, while creating opportunities to empower and stir action among various stakeholder group to address the challenges inhibit the music's growth and development. 

The JN Talking Reggae Symposium is curated to engage the wider public and provides a platform for an organic alignment between one of the island’s most identifiable exports and a company that, in 148 years, has established itself as  an organisation fully in tune with the rhythm of the people it serves.


Message from
The Hon. Olivia Grange

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment & Sport

Cristy Barber

Grammy-nominated Producer and Member of the Recording Academy, Nashville Chapter

David Miller

International Music Mogul, former Def Jam, Sony Music & Atlantic Records Executive

Agent Sasco

Recording Artiste

Ron Young

Entertainment Lawyer

Hugh Reid

General Manager, JN Life Insurance


Miss Kitty

Performance by


Performance by

Busy Signal


Cordel ‘Scatta’ Burrell

Dancehall/Reggae Record Producer

Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah

Cultural Studies and music academic/activist

Ewan Simpson

Chairman, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA)

Coleen Douglas

Marketing & Communications Director, Edna Manley College

Colin Hines

Disc Jockey

Gillian Hyde

Deputy Managing Director, JN Bank

Herbie Miller

Director, Jamaica Music Museum

Presentation Topics:

  • Creating a Framework for the Growth of our Music
  • Marketing Music in Present Climate
  • Financial Independence, A Tool Towards Creative Success
  • Creating a Framework for the Growth of our Music
  • Your Music is Your Business, Protect It
  • Want to Win a Grammy? The steps toward International Recognition
  • My Journey, My Growth

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