Jamaica’s gift to the world turns 50

“Reggae is the heartbeat of Jamaica, a unique music that springs from the creative imagination of a diverse ­people.”

This quotation is taken from the official proclamation by the government of Jamaica in 2007 declaring February as “Reggae Month” to pay special tribute to the musical art form for which the country has become renowned the world over.

These words remain true today as Reggae continues to capture the world’s attention, especially among avid music lovers.