What is Reggae Culture Salute Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Launched in 2005, Reggae Culture Salute is the hallmark event of the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPR). It is an evening of roots rock reggae staged in commemoration of the anniversary of the coronation of His Imperial Majesty, Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. The multi-media presentation highlights the organic relationship between rasta, reggae, Jamaica and Selassie which manifested in 2005 with performances by Luciano, Morgan Heritage and Third World. Each year the line up reflects veteran contributors to the development of Reggae Music as well as promising emerging artists.
Reggae Culture Salute 2009 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The fifth annual Reggae Culture Salute takes place in Brooklyn for the second time on Sunday, November 1st at the Nazareth Regional High School’s auditorium, 475 East 57th Street, between Clarendon and Avenue D. Seventies stalwarts the Mighty Diamonds, currently celebrating their fortieth anniversary, will return as this year’s headliners for an evening of roots, rock reggae. The evening opens with Nyahbinghi drumming and chanting followed by a full screening of Stephanie Black’s film Africa Unite, a 90 minute presentation of Bob’s Marley’s vision. Reggae Culture Salute is a royal and regal affair that is family friendly. Catering will be done by Tasty Delicious Restaurant. Media partners include ZYNC TV, WHATZ UP TV, Choice FM, One Exclusive Radio, Drive Time Radio Show, Red Hot Radio, Street Hype Newspaper and NY Liberty Star.
What is CPR-The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music is a growing alliance of businesses, individuals and organizations seeking to preserve the art form and its traditional message of healing and unifying. The mission of the Coalition is to increase opportunities for practitioners of roots reggae and for lovers of the art form to enjoy wholesome cultural reggae performances.
CPR Community Conversation Series Ã¢â‚¬â€œIn keeping with the Coalition’s mandate to raise the bar in the production, marketing and promotion of reggae, the Coalition established a series of community gatherings to hold open conversations about the state of the music and its impact on society. To date the CPR Community Conversation Series has been hailed as a huge success. A portion of the proceeds from the event will support the CPR Community Conversation Series.