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Marcus Goffe

Marcus Goffe has served as a Trademark attorney with the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office as well as an attorney for Jamaica’s Ras Tafari community. His work has been instrumental in bridging the gap between Jamaica’s Ras Tafari community and institutions such as the World Intellectual Property Organization. Marcus Goffe served as moderator on the JMC’s first panel and as a panelist for the 2013…

01 May 2018
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May

Kareece Lawrence

Born to parents who have an immense love for music, it’s no surprise that she too has become a lover of music; which she hails as being instrumental in her journey of becoming the True Self. Kareece has garnered a lot of experience in her 9 years in the Music industry- “I am honoured and humbled to be trodding earth in this time as Rastafari;…

01 May 2018
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May

Simone Harris

Analyst Tourism Enhancement Fund Executive Director of 360 ARTISTS, an arts management company representing professional artists in the visual and performing arts. She was VP of Florida based ThinkLikeAgirl Music Inc., and the former Tour Manager at DianaKingLive Inc.

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May

Ibo Cooper

Michael Ibo Cooper holds the distinction of being a veteran member of two world renown reggae bands, Inner Circle and Third World. Ibo Cooper is from a family of educators and has committed his life to teaching the next generation of Jamaica’s independent music professionals. Ibo Cooper is currently a founding member and the chair of the Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA). Ibo Cooper…

01 May 2018
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May

Barbara Blake Hannah

The Founder of the Reggae Film Festival, Barbara Blake Hannah was always been a trail blazer. Barbara Hannah left her island home of Jamaica and moved to London in 1964, where she gained public attention in 1968 as the first Black journalist on British TV (THAMES, ATV, BBC). Barbara Blake Hannah returned to Jamaica in 1972 she began living according to the Rastafari faith…

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May

Protoje

Protoje first mix tape, Lyrical Overdose introduced the world to a unique style like no other. The son of Lorna Bennett, Protoje exploded into the world consciousness with a collaboration with Kymani Marley that led to the hit song, Rasta Love. His latest album, “Ancient Future” features the hit song, “Who Knows” with the artist Chronixx and Protoje was selected by BBC’s 1 Extra,…

01 May 2018
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May

Carolyn Cooper

Carolyn Cooper is Professor of Literary and Cultural Studies at the UWI’s Mona Campus where she teaches Caribbean, African and African-American literature. She also co-ordinates the University's embryonic Reggae Studies Unit, an academic project she initiated. Professor Cooper is the author of Noises in the Blood: Orality, Gender and the 'Vulgar' Body of Jamaican Popular Culture (1993) and Border Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture at…

01 May 2018
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May

Paul Barclay

Chairman, Jamaica Association Of Composers Authors & Publishers (JACAP)  |   There seems to be no power on earth that will stand in the way of ultimate success for Paul Barclay, who after releasing his first Chart Toping single ‘NO Power on Earth’ by George Nooks, under his KatsJam Records label, is now being recognised as one of Jamaica’s bright songwriters and producers and publishers. Having gleaned…

01 May 2018
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May

Rory "Stone Love"

Calabar Alumnus, Rory Stone Love has been a part of the world’s most successful sound system stone love since 1982. Rory has traveled the world and has become synonymous with the with the Stone Love Movements the global brand. Rory has also distinguished himself as a world class producer helping to introduce the artist Jah 9 to the world. In addition, he has worked…

01 May 2018
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