Reggae on the rise- “A Reggae Music Development Agenda” unpacked this November

In the build up to the inaugural Joburg International Reggae Splash taking place on the 23rd of November 2019 at Carfax Newtown, creatives will get an opportunity to engage in dialogue, roundtables and workshops with subject matter experts on various topics as they unpack on how to develop reggae music as an opportunity to create sustainable businesses through the craft.


Taking place on the 22nd of November, the Free all day event will open its doors and all music industry stakeholders are invited to be part of The South African Reggae Summit (SARSA), an all-day music summit featuring panel discussions, workshops, and independent music artist showcases. The aim of these panels is to openly discuss the on-going challenges these genres face, and offer potential solutions for growth.


The knowledgeable panel of music professionals will draw on their experiences, and share ideas aimed at ensuring that emerging music professionals know how to market their skills and develop their careers.


The SARSA will continue in its aim towards providing a platform for independent music professionals, to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the South African Reggae music industry, and propose solutions to these issues. In addition, the SARSA provides conference attendees with education, resources, and networking opportunities with established and experienced industry professionals.


Panel Composed of:


International Guest, Frans Pinas (Reggae Holland)

Uwe Banton (Germany)

South African Music Right Organization (SAMRO)

Trace TV (Program Manager)

Ms. Tracy Frazer (MD Warner Music)

Recording Industry of South Africa (MD) Nhlanhla Sibisi

Officials or Chief Director (Department of Arts and Culture)



Up and coming unsigned artist will take part in the showcase night.



Events: Reggae Workshop ( Round Table) Facilitated by: Advocate Sipho Mantula

Date: 22 November 2019

Venue: Museum Africa, Newtown

Entrance Free


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