JIS News

The Embassy of Jamaica in Washington DC, in association with the Jamaica Information Service (JIS) will be staging a reggae symposium and art exhibition on Monday, February 23.
Entitled ‘Salute to Reggae’, the event, which gets underway at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy’s downtown Washington, D.C offices, is in observance of February as Reggae Month.
Featured will be exhibits on reggae superstar Bob Marley; radio features including interviews with a number of reggae personalities; audio visual materials from the JIS inclusive of a reggae piece; and highlights of activities in Jamaica to mark Reggae Month 2009.
Time Magazine’s award winning photographer David Burnett will showcase some of his unique photographs on Bob Marley, and will also do a signing for his latest book ‘Soul Rebel: An Intimate Portrait of Bob Marley’.
Jamaican artist, Richard Blackford, will also display some of his latest work.
Guest presenter will be renowned Jamaican musicologist, Dermot Hussey, while Ambassador Anthony Johnson, will deliver the welcome address.

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