July 1, 2015, has been designated as International Reggae Day, with celebratory events being held from Jamaica to London and New York. International Reggae Day (IRD) was initiated in 1994 as a way to focus on Kingston as the real home of the global music genre. IRD celebrations have spread worldwide since 1994 with festivals including concerts, workshops, lectures, award ceremonies, fashion and art exhibits, and product introductions. For a listing of events visit the International Reggae Day website. The IRD theme for 2015 is the “Jamaican Sound System Movement. Celebrate the day by sharing your favorite reggae songs and artists using the has tag #thisismyreggae
We’ve compiled a list of some our favorite reggae’s top hits so you can kick-start your International Reggae Day celebrations. See our extensive list of Reggae Music Video.