Dub music is an innovative slice of the Jamaican sound first served by the talented engineers who pioneered the version and took center stage as lead artistes on the explosive new recording style.
International Reggae Day (IRD), the annual JulyOne calendar event, is a 24-hour global media event and lifestyle festival hosted by Kingston, the Home of Jamaican Music. IRD 2017 is proud to Salute the Art of Dub, a genre whose contribution to the Sounds of Jamaica is immeasurable as its innovative style continues to resonate globally, significantly extending the universal appeal and impact of Jamaican music.
International Reggae Day and participating media partners will showcase the genre and the art form, highlighting the innovators and poets who have propelled Dub as movement, vibration and consciousness, into a worldwide phenomenon originating in Kingston, Jamaica the creative mecca which has extensively influenced global culture.
Dub Poetry is an authentic Jamaican art form pioneered by Ms. Lou who paved a road for future generations of Jamaicans, to respect patois as a language.
The IRD Living Legend Award for 2017 will be presented to Reggae icon Beres Hammond for his outstanding contribution to the development and international success of Reggae music.