David I Muir’s collection of 26 iconic reggae-music performance photos will be on display the the Pompano Beach Cultural Center from August 10 through September 30, 2018. The collection, appropriately titled “Reggae Reel – Moments in Music” offers a vantage of the exclusive access he’s been given to high profile artists in reggae and dancehall over the last 10 years of his photography, and a view to his own personal sensibility toward the genres as a fan of 40+ years. Guests of the exhibit will enjoy stunning images of reggae royalty the likes of Marcia Griffiths and Buju, today’s hottest artists including Tarrus Riley, Mavado and Chronixx, plus rising stars like Koffee and Sevana.
Reggae originated in Jamaica in the 1960s as a rhythmic language giving voice to a voiceless people. At its origin, its lyrics shared messages of peace, unity, and the protest of injustice. Today, it is embraced worldwide, conveying love, pride, struggle, and every human emotion in every language. Just as the featured artist-messengers share their stories through the music, Muir shares the passion and power of their performance in still shots.
As one of South Florida’s premiere photographers, Jamaican native David I. Muir has been granted unprecedented access to reggae concert stages internationally. He has used that access to create the personal reel of images from which this exhibit was assembled. “I’ve had a love affair with reggae for as long as I can remember,” reflects Muir. “I took most of these images for my own, selfish gratification. It’s a welcome pleasure that I’m able to share them with so many other reggae music fans in this way.” A former disk jockey, manager of music talent and concert promoter, Muir’s unique, visual take on reggae appreciation will be on full display. ffi: ccpompano.org