VP Records, a reggae music company, along with artists Christopher Martin, Raging Fyah and Kemar Highcon, took part in a ribbon cutting ceremony opening "A Reggae Music Journey" at Jamaica’s Sangster International Airport. The multi-media exhibit is part of the label’s yearlong celebration of its 40th anniversary and chronicles its history of working with some of the biggest artists in reggae music. The grand opening included impromptu performances by Christopher Martin and Raging Fyah, as well as remarks by Chief Executive Officer of MBJ Airports Limited, Dr. Rafael Echervarne, and VP Records Co-founder Patricia Chin.
The exhibit, which is in the departure terminal, will remain at Montego Bay’s Sangster International Airport until June, after which it will move to Kingston’s Norman Manley Airport. Curated by Carter Van Pelt, VP Records' Director of Catalog Development, the exhibit consists of three separate displays that extend from the food court through Gates 12 and 14.
Featured material includes details of the company’s beginnings in Kingston, Jamaica to the establishment of VP Records in Jamaica, New York. Fans of the label’s compilation series, Reggae Gold, Soca Gold and Strictly the Best will see the development of these individual projects over the years.
Artifacts including vinyl records, CDs and a platinum sales award for Sean Paul’s Dutty Rock LP are also weaved throughout the exhibit. Some of the genre’s most admired artists, including Beres Hammond, Sanchez, Luciano, Garnett Silk, Lady Saw, Freddie McGregor, and Dennis Brown who have had key releases distributed by VP Records are featured in the exhibit as well.
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