The ultimate goal of Rebel Salute 2019 is to preserve Jamaican Reggae Music.
When reggae artiste Tanya Stephens said that the best reggae music is being created outside of Jamaica by non-Jamaican artistes, it started a heated discussion on whether or not Jamaican reggae music was dying and taking a backseat to dancehall.
On any given week the billboard reggae chart top ten is filled with non-Jamaican acts such as Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution and The Dubplates making it ever so easy to believe that reggae coming out of Jamaica has seen its best days.
Rebel Salute 2019 is aiming to put an end to the discussion of Jamaican reggae dying and prove that the genre is as alive as it has ever been.
Rebel Salute 2019 will have more to off then all the previous Rebel Salutes according to the event’s organizer and reggae artiste, Tony Rebel.
The two-day event will be held at Grizzly’s Plantation Cove in Ocho Rios, Jamaica on January 18 – 19, 2019 and feature some of the greatest artistes in the history of reggae music.
At the 2019 Rebel Salute Africa will be well represented as Nigerian star Pato Ranking and Uganda’s Bobby Wine are both scheduled to perform. Alongside the Africans will be Jamaica’s Bounty Killer, Mykal Rose, The Wailers, The Wailing Soul, Dawn Penn, Wayne Marshall, Marvin Moore, Cat Coore, Luciano, Shalom, Leroy Gibbon, Terry Ganzie, Marva Gillespie, Marcia Aitken, Mr. Easy, Jah Bouks, Queen Ifrica, Agent Sasco, Ken Boothe, Half Pint, Mr. Vegas, Turbulence, Jesse Royal, Yellowman, Shane-O and Chi-Ching-Ching.
With a history of being one of the most consistent quality reggae events in Jamaica, Rebel Salute is the perfect festival to carry the mantle of keeping reggae music alive.