The theme “1Love” chosen to celebrate International Reggae Day (IRD) today has spread all over the world, several countries joined us to enjoy the experience of One Love. Co-host of the event Lisa-Ann Ogilvie told The Gleaner that this year’s cultural experience would include broadcasts from China to Brazil and everywhere in the center.
“I don’t think the Jamaicans really understand the power of reggae music and one love,” Ogilvie said, glowing with excitement. “Reggae music is like ‘One Love’ all over the world. One love was first created by Marcus Garvey, Rastafari passed it, and Bob Marley took it to the stratosphere.
He noted that the IRD team has organized a “good broadcasting experience” and is excited to have the opportunity to share how reggae music has affected the world. One of the highlights of today will be 1Love Pull Up, scheduled a few minutes after Jamaica’s noon. “Tonight at 12:05 pm we will have Love 1 Up. We invite the media around the world, on air and online, to take a break this time to reflect on the topic for a few minutes and celebrate with reggae music,” he said.
As part of this experience, media houses are invited to “imagine the world after COVID and the healing power of 1Love on reggae song”. The media is invited to play three selected songs specially from a large reggae list and in a certain order.
“The first song is Bob Marley’s Love One, followed by Love and Hate by Dennis Brown and Give Us a Life to Live with Jah Jah from Crying Hearts. To end the episode, the host / DJ has been invited to share their answers to the question, “What does Reggae and 1Love mean to me?” “,” Ogilvie said.
According to reports, the activity was approved by the Marley family and the Marcus Garvey family, both of whom are participating in the IRD this year. In an IRD approval video, Bob Marley’s daughter, Cedella, calls for action as she sits next to her beautiful mother, Rita, who makes her own contribution at the end. “One love, one heart, one goal, one destiny,” Matriarch Marley says as he hits Cedella, to which Cedella responds with laughter, “Wonder the twins.”
The enthusiastic Ogilvie relies on the IRD to take all the positions. “We want to use this power of love to create direction on social media. We want to ignite it to create a wave of responses from reggae fans around the world at 1LoveRallyWall. It’s a great opportunity to express yourself and share.” What does Reggae and 1Love mean to me? “One love means so many things to so many people. He has a revolutionary goal. It also relates to the planet, society and the village of the world. And there really is only one love for your neighbor,” he noted.
As for the planet, the IRD has long been a part of tree planting, and Ogilvie was pleased to share that the African country has taken this idea seriously. “Nigeria now plans to plant ten million reggae trees. We urge everyone to plant a tree on International Reggae Day and do your part and encourage others to take care of our planet, “he said.
The co-producer also encouraged the use of the hashtags # 1Love, #JulyOne, #ThisIsMyReggae, # IRD2021 and reminded us that most parts of IRD have reggae colors – red, green and gold.
While we wait for 24 hours of non-stop reggae music, the IRD team has compiled a playlist of over 200 songs. Ogilvie explained that nominees and sound systems in several cities around the world will present a special DJ Relay theme and also have special programs on their platforms for today. DJs representing Asia, Mexico, Colombia, London, America, Australia, France, Scotland, Belgium and Canada have been confirmed to attend.
International Reggae Day focuses on the healing power of 1Love on the reggae song. The organizers have compiled their playlist of over 200 songs from which we have prepared two playlists. One focuses on songs with the word “love” in the title and the other includes romantic reggae songs. Enjoy!
Playlist on IRD 1Love theme
- One love – Bob Marley
- Love and Hate – Dennis Brown
- Try Jah Love – Third World
- God is Love – Beres Hammond, and Popcaan