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Welcome to the home of International Reggae Day™
The annual 24-hour global celebration of Jamaican music culture. 

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IRD2023
Signature Events

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PANEL DISCUSSION

“Saluting the Global Influence of 80s and 90s Dancehall and its impact on Hip Hop, Afro Beats, Reggaeton and EDM”

10:00 AM (Jamaica time)

11:00 AM (New York)

4:00 PM (London)

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DANCE LECTURE DEMONSTRATION

“From Brukins to Bogle: The Evolution of Dance in Dancehall”

2:00 PM (Jamaica time)

3:00 PM (New York)

8:00 PM (London)

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Each year we focus on a chapter of Jamaica’s rich musical history:

IRD2023 spotlights today, this pivotal era that has helped to shape Jamaican music and its impact. Dancehall, born on the shores of Jamaica, has traveled the globe. Its direct influence can be heard in a range of music genres including Hip Hop, Afro Beats, Reggaeton and EDM.

IRD invites the Media, Reggae platforms, bloggers and fans around the world to join us, as we salute this era of Jamaica's rich musical legacy.

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2023
HONOUREES

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IRD2023 salutes some of the Jamaican artistes, producers, gamechangers and sound systems central to the development of the rhythms and the sound, and helped to spread the Dancehall phenomena.

 

Our cultural influence from that era on music, dance, fashion and other cultural expressions, laid the foundation for this popular lifestyle music as a global export.  READ MORE

IRD2023 HONOUREE CATEGORIES

Top Producers: 80s-90s
Artiste Icons: 80s-90s
Top Women in Dancehall: 80s-90s
Top Sound systems: 80s-90s
Gamechangers: 80s-90s
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At the core of Reggae music is the powerful affirmation of "One Love" originated by Marcus Garvey and popularized in song by Bob Marley. As we celebrate each year, we remain connected to the roots of Reggae and recall the affirmation.

CALL TO ACTION

Media Around The Globe
& FANS On Your Platforms

COME TOGETHER
@ 11:55AM

At 11:55AM (Jamaica time) we invite all media worldwide to synchronise and play Bob Marley’s "One Love" followed by the song "Here I Come" as a tribute to Dennis Brown, whose memorial also falls on July 1st. 

Reggae fans - use the hashtags #One Love and #IRDPullUp

Share your messages of love, unity and hope

Message from Cedella Marley
On behalf the Marley family

24
HOUR

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GLOBAL MEDIA FESTIVAL

Media all around the world have planned their special programming around JulyOne. Here are some of our endorsed media partners and who have submitted their activities planned for JulyOne. 

LISTEN • WATCH • DOWNLOAD • SUPPORT

IRD2023 ENDORSED MEDIA HOSTS

Australia | Belgium | Canada | Chile

Kenya | Malawi | Nigeria

Saint Kitts & Nevis

South Africa | Turkey

United States of America

United Kingdom


 

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Hezron Performing & Livestreaming at Sky Beach in Hanover
Reggae and Friends Flyer
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Reggae PON TOP
International Reggae Day Meets Windrush 75
International Reggae Day Seattle Peace Concert
One Love Reggae Reunion
International Reggae Day hosted by The Conquerors Reggae Band
Do Ska ao Ragga

OUR PARTNERS

IRD 2023

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