International Reggae Day 2020 will be marked by a global celebration via the staging of a 24-hour virtual event which started at midnight.
The Day honours reggae music in all aspects of the culture as a day to explore, celebrate, and enjoy reggae around the world.
The event was launched for the first time in 1994, and it provides a 24 hour reggae party hosted from Kingston as the main city, and invites all media coverage.
This year will salute 11 game changers whose creativity has impacted the growth and global appeal of the music.
Those to be recognised are Bounty Killer, Beenie Man, Damian Marley, Busta Rhymes, Heavy D, DJ Kool Herc, Biggie Smalls, Super Cat, Shinehead, The Fugees, and Sandy “Pepa” Denton of the hip hop group Salt-N-Pepa.