Commentary and Analysis by Mitch Santell
The magic was in the air on Sunset Blvd., on Sunday February 14, 2016! It was the very first Reggae Gathering of all the nominated Reggae Artists together under one roof. The evening was so much fun as there is a tremendous sense of community among Reggae artists.
Each and every Valentine's Day we will forever remember that in 2016 was the launch of The Reggae Gathering. It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that we share the official press release from the event.
The Inaugural Reggae Gathering - Grammy© Nominee Party is a worldwide gathering and celebration of Reggae; melding timeless, upcoming and nostalgic acts, with rooted, captivating innovators and leading music industry executives, who continue to evolve its steadfast movement, along with enthusiastic fans who support the genre.
The gathering was very special for me as a music and radio producer. Why? My answer is that Reggae has a grounded authentic feel that other forms of music simply don't have.
More from the press release:
Morgan Heritage, the Royal Family of Reggae behind international acclaim has been nominated for the Best Reggae Album category at the 58th Annual GRAMMY© Awards for their 2015 album Strictly Roots. To commemorate, the inaugural Reggae Gathering GRAMMY© nominee celebration, will be held on February 14, 2016, at Los Globos, located at 3040 West Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, California.
“Celebrating the history and continued growth of reggae and its steadfast accomplishments through this event, alongside the talent and movers and shakers in the genre, is simply a natural progression in the movement,” says event host Tanya Moore. “It’s called unity in community!”
It was a very exciting evening. My partner and Director of Programming at Big Reggae Mix (Scott Brown) also attended the star-studded event and loved the sense of community there. The Global Healing has truly begun. Irie!!!
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