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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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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…

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01
May

Iyah Gift

Born in West Africa to a Jamaican father and a Nigerian mother, Iyah-gift’s love for creating music was first influenced by the artists his parents loved, including Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, and Louis Armstrong. After moving to Jamaica at age 10 and then to the United States at 16, Iyah-Gift’s unique flavour echoes traces of reggae, traditional African rhythms and hip hop, to create…

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Rayven Amani

Rayven Aman former host of the cable broadcast "Yaad Beat"i is the creator of Jamaica's Best School Band, the first inter-high school stage band competition made for television. Her first song “Wanna Be Free” was a local hit receiving favorable rotation from most of the local Jamaican radio and television stations. A rising star on the Jamaican music scene, her newest single “My Darling”…

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Olimatta Taal

Originally hailing from The Gambia, West Africa, Olimatta Taal is a busy woman. Throughout her career she has worked as an oganizer, publicist, journalist, African dancer, poet, actress, and film maker. She currently serves as the publicist for critically accalaimed recording artist Sizzla Kalonji. Ms. Taal is dedicated to working towards building a just world for future generations.

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May

Dutty Bookman

Thinker, agitator, author and family man, Dutty Bookman is credited with inspiring the term "Reggae Revival" to describe a current movement currently taking Jamiaca and the world by storm. He is also a co-founder of Manifesto|Jamaica, a youth empowerment non-profit organization. In addition, he is a talk show host on national radio (2007-2009); and operates one of Jamaica’s first social websites with thousands in…

01 May 2018
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May

Donisha Prendergast

Donisha Prendergast is the granddaughter of Rita and Bob Marley. She is, at heart, a true artist and activist. Her fresh and vibrant talent spans many disciplines. She a filmmaker and is an accomplished actor who has already had a wide range of starring roles in a number of major Jamaican television productions. She has also enjoyed leading roles in a several live stage…

01 May 2018
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May

Nadine Sutherland

Nadine Sutherland Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Nadine Sutherland began performing in 1979, winning the Tastee Talent Contest that year (beating Paul Blake and Yellowman). She has the distinction of being the first artist signed by Bob Marley to hisTuff Gong label, recording "Starvation on the Land" at age eleven. In 1993 she recroded her hit record "Action" in combination with Terror Fabulous which track…

01 May 2018
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01
May

Jasmine Rand, Esq.

Known for her representation of the Trayvon Martin family, Rand excels in the civil rights arena, has posted multimillion dollar recoveries in catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases, and is currently involved in police brutality cases throughout the nation from the LAPD to the NYPD. In 2012 Rand received the Lawyers’ Committee For Civil Rights Under Law’s, national Distinguished Civil Rights Advocate Award,…

01 May 2018
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May

Marissa Longsworth

Manager of Copyright and Related Rights Directorate at JIPO, Marissa Longsworth has distinguished herself in the area of copyright. A licensed attorney, Marissa Longworth brings a wealth of know of copyright to JIPO. Marissa Longsworth spoke at the JMC 2014 on the protections provided by Jamaica’s copyright.

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