August 13, 2022

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DC World Reggae Pageant set for August twentieth and twenty first

by Derrick Scott

[WASHINGTON, DC] – Days after the conclusion of Reggae Sumfest in Montego Bay, Washington, DC is slated to come back alive with the staging of the second annual DC World Reggae Pageant to be held on the RFK Pageant grounds on August twentieth and twenty first 2022.

The 2-day competition being staged by Prime Tier Administration Group.  In partnership with Pumpstation Leisure, will have a good time and honor Jamaica’s sixtieth anniversary of independence.

Jamaica’s Ambassador to Washington, Her Excellency Audrey Marks shares a lightweight second with Pumpstation Leisure Supervisor Omar Stephenson of 1 organizer of the DC World Reggae Pageant at its first launch on the embassy of Jamaica. (Photograph Derrick Scott)

Reggae Fest

The occasion is scheduled to be launched by Jamaica’s Ambassador to Washington, Her Excellency Audrey Marks, on the nineteenth of August on the Embassy of Jamaica, which has endorsed the competition and which is able to kind a part of the actions to have a good time Jamaica’s sixtieth anniversary all through the DMV, which includes the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

Occasion organizers Omar Stephenson and Hector Carter, say the DC World Reggae Pageant is a family-friendly occasion that promotes “world peace” with this 12 months’s theme “Let there be Peace on Earth” masking the matters of affection, unity, religious rejuvenation, and well being consciousness. In response to promoters Stephenson and Carter, the occasion will embrace a child zone, two phases, and native distributors.


It would function worldwide entertainers comparable to Reggae artists Beres Hammond, Beenie Man, Etana Third World, Ras Slick, Jah Works, and Nkula. Afrobeats artiste 2-Face in addition to Soca artistes Kerwin Dubois and Rupee will even hit the stage alongside native and worldwide DJ’s Rennastone, Ricky Platinum, Prince Royal, Trigga Half Krazy, DJ-Trini, G-Good, Selassie Sound, DJ-Tempo, DJ- Suparoy and DJ-Majestic.

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The way it Began

The competition which blossomed from ‘Caribbean Dwell’ at The Howard Theatre in Washington DC will cater not solely to Jamaicans but in addition extends to Caribbean, African and City audiences.

In commenting on the origins of the competition, Stephenson reminisced that “the DC World Reggae Pageant has been a dream of mine for a few years. To see the expansion and acceptance of the neighborhood is heartwarming. I intention to provide the larger neighborhood a style of Caribbean music and emphasize our name for unity and peace.

“DC is a metropolis that pulls so many from world wide and this competition will embody the essence of our Caribbean tradition. We’re an infectious individuals! To do that whereas celebrating Jamaica’s sixtieth Independence Anniversary brings me and my workforce a lot pleasure” organizer Omar Stephenson stated.

“On August 20-21, DC will expertise Caribbean greatness. We’ve got curated a singular expertise that we consider shows our expertise and tradition. “We wish to thank all of our supporters over time and we stay up for celebrating with the neighborhood on the DC World Reggae Pageant,” – co-organizer Hector Carter.

In welcoming the staging of the World Reggae Pageant for one more 12 months, Jamaica’s Ambassador to america, Audrey Marks, counseled the workforce for conceptualizing the competition. She described the initiative as a good way to advertise Jamaica as a rustic, in addition to its music and tradition. “If you concentrate on it, we’re all ambassadors of our nation – particularly its tradition – which has so influenced the world stage that persons are continuously amazed at our geographic measurement” she stated.

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Ambassador Marks emphasised that it was time for Jamaicans residing within the diaspora to monetize the nation’s tradition, meals, music and dance. “Our music, trend and our movie business have large potential” stated Marks.

A New Take

She harassed that it was time to make use of the inventive business to remodel Jamaica’s distinctive resiliency, creativity and dedication to show one of the best of the tradition into actual financial alternatives, provided that Model Jamaica is globally acknowledged. The DC World Reggae Pageant is definitely one of many few reggae festivals worldwide that’s owned and produced by Jamaicans.

“I used to be very excited to see this initiative by a small workforce of 4 younger Jamaicans forming a self-funded group, and wish it to be successful to encourage extra of such a cultural entrepreneurship, along with offering help for giant concepts within the diaspora neighborhood to monetize Model Jamaica,” she added.

Marks sees Washington, DC’s, intense curiosity in Jamaican standard music as a chance that has not been totally explored; a lot in order that the embassy has dedicated to proceed its partnership with the competition for future staging’s. “The DC World Reggae Pageant reveal at a micro degree the ability of Model Jamaica. The present is designed to advertise Jamaican music – reggae music, Jamaica’s tradition, and the affect that reggae music has on different cultures” she stated.

A Bight Future

“Occasions just like the DC World Reggae Pageant can solely assist to propel future pursuits in touring to Jamaica.  For the true genuine taste of its music, meals, arts, tradition and interplay with our individuals”. “We’ve got one of the vital recognizable manufacturers on this planet.  Due to what has been performed on the world stage by our musicians, athletes, tourism pioneers.  So I want to see extra Jamaicans benefiting from monetizing our model”

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Marks stated that the competition “supplied a platform for Jamaican manufacturers to market their merchandise, have patrons style their merchandise and develop a loyalty to the model due to its help in selling our tradition overseas”.

“I’m encouraging Jamaican corporations that wish to market themselves abroad to companion with promoters of a majority of these high-level occasions as a result of it’s a win-win partnership” Ambassador Marks concluded.

She stated the embassy has additionally dedicated its help to assist construct consciousness of a number of different occasions which can be elevating funds for colleges and clinics in addition to different charities throughout Jamaica.