Grounation is the Jamaica Music Museum’s flagship event, held annually in February as a celebration of both black history and reggae month. Find out more on our Grounation, event page.
The Jamaica Music
Museum is a lecture series that celebrates Women History Month in March. Over
the course of two Sundays, presenters and performers discuss four Jamaican
women, both famous and lesser-known. The series aims to the highlight
contributions that Jamaican women have made to the nation’s socio-cultural
development. Some of these have included artist Edna Manley, journalist
and activist Una Marson, opera singer Mercedes Kirkwood, and cultural icon Miss
Twin Double: The Art of Two
As part of the annual Ocho Rios Jazz Festival celebrations, the Jamaica Music Museum presents Twin Double: The Art of Two. It features the upright bass in the spotlight, accompanied by the piano, and has included performers such as pianist Stephen Scott and Marjorie Whylie, along with bass player Curtis Lundy and noted vocalist Myrna Hague.
Coxsone’s Hop is a monthly event that
evokes the soundsystem culture of the 1950s, 60s and 70s. A DJ spins classic
records on turntables, and patrons enjoy the mellow sounds of yesteryear with
ska, rocksteady, and reggae being the dominant soundtrack.
During these events, The Jamaica Music Museum’s exhibits are open to visitors.