Brooklyn, M.Y., September 18th 2013… Coalition to Preserve Reggae

Music (CPR) has announced that songstress Etana, “The Strong One” will headline

the ninth annual staging of the family friendly and ever popular Reggae Culture Salute

(RCS) scheduled for Saturday, November 2nd at Nazareth Regional High School, 475 E.57th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11203 at 8pm.


ETANA has been touring extensively supporting her VP release, BETTER

TOMORROW and is excited to be coming to Brooklyn, the heart of New York’s Caribbean community to perform at the annual celebration which highlights the unique

relationship between reggae, rasta, Selassie and Jamaica. Also appearing at Reggae Culture Salute 2013 is Reggae prodigy, singer, songwriter, producer and founder of the Big Ship label, Freddie McGregor who will receive CPR’s highest honor, the Pinnacle Award at this year’s event, for his more than fifty years as a pioneer on the Jamaican music scene. Making his debut at  age 7, Freddie as he is popularly known continues to make sweet reggae music as evidenced by his recent release, DE CAPTAIN on VP Records and continues to tour performing all over the world. Freddie will make a special appearance at Reggae Culture Salute in celebration of the 83rd anniversary of the coronation of Emperor Haile Selassie I and Empress Mennen of Ethiopia.


In addition to Nyahbinghi drumming and African dancing, this year the CPR showcase

features CPR members singer Don Minott from Hartford, CT; roots reggae singer Uwe

Banton from Germany; and singer Michibella, dub poet Ras Osagyefo and Dj Yanks representing the five boroughs, all backed by the Brooklyn based ensemble “Widayyah” headed up by bass guitarist, Noel Jones. Reggae Culture Salute has become the preeminent roots reggae event in the New York tri state area. The family event attracts a diverse intergenerational audience of reggae lovers who come each year to celebrate roots reggae music in an authentic community vibe. Sponsors for Reggae Culture Salute 2013 include, CPRLive, VP Records, Dennis Shipping, Dragon Stout and Transcontinental Shippers.


For information on Reggae Culture Salute call 718 421 6927 or visit

Tickets are $30 in advance and children 12 and under are FREE.


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 it’s 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.



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