6th Global

2019/02/13 07:30:00

About The Event

The University of the West Indies and Birmingham City University are delighted to announce the staging of the 6 th Global Reggae Conference under the theme Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture II. Hosted as a premier biennial event by the Institute of Caribbean Studies and the Reggae Studies Unit inside Jamaica's Reggae Month, this conference will engage academics within a wide field of scholastic orientations and practice. This event comes as part of larger project on music and cultural innovation and black popular culture through which both Universities have engaged in a partnership to expand scholarship and outreach through community engagement, experimentation, archive building, exhibitions, among others.

Reggae Academics

meet at the Global Reggae Conference 2019. “Reggae Innovation and Sound System Culture II”.

Dr. Les Johnson

Birmingham City University

Dr. Dennis Howard

RJR Broadcasting Group

Prof. Ken Bilby


Prof. Tim Wall

Birmingham City University

Dr. Sonjah Stanley Niaah

The University of the West Indies

Event Programme

Events that will excite and educate. See Kingston through the eyes of Reggae. For the full programme visit http://bit.ly/GRC2019Programme.

9:00 – 10:15 am

Conference Opening & Plenary Conversation – Kenneth Bilby, “From Sound Culture to Sound System Culture: Grounding Jamaica’s Ultramodern Music in an Ancestral Livity”
Chair: Hugh Douse, University of the West Indies, Mona Campus

For the full programme visit http://bit.ly/GRC2019Programme.

Conference Pricing

Register for Global Reggae Conference 2019

Contact the Global Reggae Conference 2019 Secretariat at:

Institute of Caribbean Studies & Reggae Studies Unit
Faculty of Humanities and Education
The University of the West Indies,
Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica.

Email all submissions to globalreggaeconference@gmail.com with the subject heading “Reggae Innovation 1/2019”.