Island in Transition: The Journey from Reggae Music Mecca to Creative Economy Hub

Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC),
26 March 2024, Jamaica

Jamaica has long been a cultural mecca, with over 4 million visitors per year coming to its shores to soak up the sun and experience the culture.  This is the birthplace of Bob Marley, reggae music, and no less than five other major music genres, including dancehall, ska, rocksteady, dub, and mento.  The creative talent isn’t just limited to music as Jamaica also has a creditable showing in dance, literature, film, visual arts, the culinary arts, and craft