If reggae music has crawled inside 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 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. This trip is part academic musicological study, part socio-political discussion group, part transcendental drum circle and part jam session/dance party.
Ideally suited for musicians (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 participant in the culture from which the music originated.
You are responsible for booking your flights to and from Kingston, however if assistance is needed please contact us at 832-819-0467 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please be sure to book your flight early enough on Friday Jan 31 to arrive for our welcome dinner which starts at 7p. When booking your return flight please do not book departure flights earlier than noon on Monday Feb 10 as we will be traveling in from the Portland Coast which is a 3 1/2 hour drive to Kingston.
We have some fantastic dining experiences scheduled. including mid to high end dining, farm to table and street foods. Daily Breakfast and most dinners will be included except for Feb 6, when we will be at the all day/all night Marley birthday celebration where you can enjoy lunch and dinner while there.
Centrally located accommodations will consist of continental or full breakfast daily.
Our options will include the following;
- 3 star Bed and Breakfast
- 3.5 star Hotel Accommodations
- Eco Lodge
- 3.5 star
Miscellaneous Runnings and Flexibility
As you browse through the itinerary you will see that on some days the activity says Miscellaneous Runnings. The term Runnings is Jamaican slang for "things going on." The Kingston music scene is often fluid and has very little exact timing or scheduling. We never know who may be in town until the last minute. We leave these times on the itinerary open and rely on your
For early arrivals we will have optional afternoon activities including a Beach outing or Devon House Tour.
The evening will include a group Welcome Dinner and Meet and Greet with Maroghini, Matt and other IR travelers.
The dinner will include opening presentations by Maroghini on the Connection between Reggae Music and Traditional Sacred Jamaican Drumming; and by Matt on Jamaican Musical-Socio-Political History.
Q&A discussion to follow