In celebration of the ongoing festivities to mark Reggae Month, the Jamaica Music Museum’s annual Grounation series will commence this Sunday (February 9) at the Institute of Jamaica (IOJ) Lecture Hall, 10 East Street, downtown Kingston.
This year’s staging is being held under the theme ‘Blackhead Chineyman: The Chinese Jamaicans’ Contribution to Jamaican Popular Music’.
Director and Curator, Jamaica Music Museum, Herbie Miller, said that “Grounation will take a look at the role that the Chinese played in the early development of the music”. He noted that “as businessmen and women they enabled many artists, such as Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, Derrick Morgan, Lord Creator, among others, to make a successful early breakthrough in the music industry”.
The discussion forum, which is free to the public, will begin at 2:00 p.m. A mini-exhibition will be opened to support the series, which will continue on February 16, 23, and March 1.
Grounation is among the plethora of events being organized in the month of February to celebrate Reggae Month.
The event will include panelists, presenters, and performers, who will pay tribute to the cultural synergy between the ethnic groups.