Inside Reggae Music Experience

Kingston and Port Antonio Jamaica

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Feb 2 - 10, 2019
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Inside Reggae Music Experience
Kingston and Port Antonio Jamaica

Travel to do Good
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$1375
Deposit: $350
Feb 2 - 10, 2019
Group size: 10 - 20

About this trip

 TRAVEL INSIDE REGGAE; An Afro-Jamaican Cultural-Musical Immersion

with Maroghini and Matt Jenson


Description

“Reggae music crawls into your bloodstream like some vampire amoeba from the psychic rapids of Upper Niger consciousness.”* If this music has crawled into your bloodstream with its earth shattering drum and bass riddim, its politically and spiritually driving messages of revolution and liberation, and its power to jettison you directly to a higher state of consciousness, then this cultural-musical immersion trip will satisfy your yearning for an even deeper, visceral understanding of Afro-Jamaican reggae music. 


Join Jamaican master percussionist Maroghini and keyboardist/songwriter/educator Matt Jenson as they guide you through the streets of Kingston and the lush countryside of this amazing island injecting you directly into experiences such as attending various concerts in the city with both well known and up an coming artists, witnessing musical demonstrations dissecting the roles of the instruments in various reggae styles with some of the master originators of the music, a trip to the hills to experience the sacred drumming roots of the style, a celebration of Bob Marley’s 74th birthday in a day-long music festival at his home, some R&R time on the beach, and more. This trip is part academic musicological study, part socio-political discussion group, part transcendent drum experience and part jam session / dance party! 


Ideally suited for musicians (both professional and non professional) and non-musicians who have a deep affinity for the study of music from the perspective of a musician and humble witness of culture. 


*A quote from Australian Journalist Michael Thomas, appearing in an article in Rolling Stone magazine, c. 1973 (https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/the-wild-side-of-paradise-161509/)


Trip Hosts

About Matt Jenson: Professor of piano at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and creator of the “Music and Life of Bob Marley Class/Ensemble.” Matt has worked with Rita Marley, Judy Mowatt, and members of Steel Pulse. He currently leads his reggae group The Liquid Revolution and is touring with the internationally known Reggae band Groundation. He’s been to Jamaica many times, delving deeply into music culture and is currently developing the reggae educational platform, “The Art of Reggae.”  

 www.mattjenson.com 


About Maroghini: Master percussionist from Kingston, author, lecturer, sound therapist and vocalist. Former percussionist for Jimmy Cliff. He has appeared on numerous studio recordings for a long list of internationally acclaimed musicians including Lauryn Hill, Eddy Murphy, Ziggy Marley and Stephen Marley to name a few. 

www.maroghini.com


What’s included

  • Accommodations
    Widcombe House in Kingston and Great Huts in Port Antonio
  • Tours as indicated
  • Welcome/Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Transfers
  • Local transportation
  • Reggae Month Activities
  • Gratuities
  • Round trip Air
  • Insurance

Itinerary

Day 1
Welcome Dinner and Orientation

Arrive at Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, Jamaica


After check in, relax and later attend a trip orientation and welcome dinner.  


Evening presentations include the following


-  Explore the connection between Reggae music and Sacred traditional Jamaican drumming with Maroghini 


Q & A Session on Jamaican musical-socio-political history with Matt 

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Well planned, great hotels, great tour guides, comfortable transportation. Highly Recommend
By Diane Glynn for Best of Peaceful Peru on Oct. 16, 2018
Great trip. Very well organized. Great guides and accommodations. Enjoyable in every way.
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