The 8th annual Reggae Culture Salute features “The Messenjah” LUCIANO


Brooklyn, New York, October 2nd, 2012…The 8th annual Reggae Culture Salute will salute the message of roots reggae with the return of “The Messenjah” LUCIANO for his third appearance at the event, taking place at Nazareth Regional High School Performance Center on Saturday, November 3rd, starting at 8:30PM. This year’s multimedia event of nyahbinghi drumming and rituals, video presentations and live roots reggae performances will also present Mr. Vegas paying tribute to Jamaica’s golden jubilee and diverse variations on the messaging theme  from CPR member artists Ossie Dellimore, Tayazawan, Major Daps, Tony Rankin, Sister Cindy and Major One in the CPR Showcase. For his years of consistently delivering an “upfull” message, Luciano will receive the CPR Pinnacle Award of Excellence. Other awardees and performers will be announced in the coming weeks. Nazareth Regional High School Performance Center is located at 475 East 57th Street, between Clarendon and Avenue D in Brooklyn.

Reggae Culture Salute is a family friendly event staged each year to honor the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Mennen of Ethiopia. This year marks the 82nd anniversary of the rare joint coronation which took place on November 2nd, 1930 to great international fanfare. The event also celebrates the unique relationship between Reggae, Rasta, Selassie and Jamaica something Jared McCallister of the NY Daily News pointed out in 2010 when he wrote, “It may be news to some, but reggae music owes a great debt of gratitude to the late Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie I.” In a preview of the 2006 staging of Reggae Culture Salute, Ben Sesario of the New York Times wrote “The big reggae concert this fall should be relatively free of the controversy that has dogged so many other recent reggae shows: homophobia,” and called Reggae Culture Salute “a celebration of reggae’s old-fashioned family values.” Reggae Culture Salute continues in this tradition as the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, presenter of the event strives to raise the bar in reggae music. Reggae Culture Salute is widely recognized for the character, quality and authenticity of the music in its presentations. Reggae Culture Salute is topped with delicious Caribbean Cuisine sponsored by the Door, a marketplace and good vibrations.

As demand to experience Reggae Culture Salute has gone global, a Pay Per View internet stream will carry the show live. Log on to to place your order. Tickets for the concert are also available at and in several ticket outlets.

Reggae Culture Salute is sponsored by Kristal Auto Mall, Courts Caribbean, Dennis Shipping, The Door, GRACE, Fountain Pimento Oil and Dragon Stout. Proceeds from the event benefit CPR’s Community Conversation Series, a series of forums conducted throughout New York City addressing the creation, development, growth and presentation of roots reggae and CPRLive, CPR’s online broadcast platform.

For information call 718-421-6927 or email

About CPR

The Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music, Inc. (CPR) is a 501 (c) (3) organization that works to preserve the reggae art form and its traditional message of healing and unity. The mission of the Coalition is to raise the bar in the creation, development, promotion and presentation of reggae music; to elevate the profile of its purveyors; and to research, codify, curate and disseminate information about the genre so as to increase understanding of its development, its significance, and its influence around the world. CPR conducts forums, presents events and broadcasts radio programs via CPRLive about reggae music and is open to all reggae lovers.

Contact:  Sharon Gordon

Tel: 718-421-6927

Fax: 718-421-0522 

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