More than a music festival – Rebel Salute ready to set the tone for the next 25 years

After a quarter of a century, Patrick ‘Tony Rebel’ Barrett is still intricately involved in organising the hallmark event – Rebel Salute. Held this year under the banner of ‘The Preservation of Reggae,’ Tony Rebel and the Organic H.E. A. R. T. Group of Companies have developed the event into much more than a reggae music event.

Speaking to The Sunday Gleaner earlier this week, Rebel was occupied with meetings at the St Ann Parish Council, readying the town for the influx of patrons to Grizzly’s Plantation Cove on Thursday and Friday January 17 and 18. Settling in a quiet area, he revealed exactly what is to be expected from this year’s signature event and for the next 25 years."We need to set the precedent, not just of a show – but a holistic festival, where people come for everything – camaraderie, food, art, entertainment, knowledge of the herbs, reggae music, and culture – and to preserve it more than what UNESCO has said. That is the tone we’re setting," he said.

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