With more than 50 years in the music business, Pat Chin has always been a champion for innovative, independent music and a pioneer among women in the music industry. From the retail store and distribution business, founded with her late husband Vincent “Randy” Chin in their native Kingston, Jamaica, the Chin family was present at…

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Carolyn Cooper is an international consultant on culture and development. She is the author of two influential books, Noises In the Blood: Orality, Gender and the ‘Vulgar’ Body of Jamaican Popular Culture; and Sound Clash: Jamaican Dancehall Culture At Large…

Maria Papaefstathiou, from Athens, Greece was the first one who embraced the idea for an international Reggae Poster Contest and accepted to partner with Michael in creating the contest.
Maria has been a practicing graphic designer since 1996. She graduated and received an award

Michael Thompson (1958-2016), born in Kingston, Jamaica, and now lives in Easton, Pennsylvania, United States. He studied graphic design at The Jamaica School of Art, now the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in Kingston.