JTB hails Rebel Salute ‘a resounding success’

Beenie Man was one of the performers at the Rebel Salute in Jamaica.
Frank Micelotta / Invision / Associated Press, File

The Jamaica Tourist Board (JTB) has hailed as “a resounding success” the 27th staging of Rebel Salute in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, on Saturday, Jan. 18.

JTB said on Wednesday that about 20,000 local and international fans attended the two-day festival, billed as “The People’s Show,” at Grizzlys Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios.

JTB said it was among the sponsors of the festival, “which, for nearly three decades, has made a significant contribution towards the preservation of reggae music.”

One the major highlights of this year’s show was the Dub Plate Display, featuring one of the pioneers in Jamaica’s sound system arena, Jack Scorpio, alongside Dynamq, also known as the Sudanese Child/River Nile Crocodile, a multi-award-winning sound clash selector from South Sudan, Africa, JTB said.

“In an out-of-the-box moment, both selectors showcased their skills playing their ‘dubplates’ in a clash-like atmosphere, which left the reggae music fans wanting more,” JTB said.

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