First International Artiste Announced - Tarrus Riley

(St. George’s, Grenada) – Pure Grenada Music Festival (PGMF) has confirmed Tarrus Riley as the first artiste to be announced for next year’s Music Festival, which takes place 5th to 7th May 2017 at Port Louis Marina on the Lawn. Tarrus Riley is carded to perform on Saturday 6th May, 2017. Get your tickets now.

Tarrus Riley is among the leading ambassadors of modern day Reggae Music in Jamaica. The singer’s commanding vocals, intuitive lyrics and vibrant personality have combined to create a formidable artiste with authentic credentials in Reggae music. His rising catalogue has been described as ‘healing’ music, and has brought adoration and acclaim from leading music luminaries from across the globe.

The PGMF committee is excited to make this announcement to the public and friends of the festival both locally and foreign based as it is known that Tarrus Riley is a local favourite in the Reggae arena. The committee waits with anticipation for what is promised to be an exuberating and stellar performance; which patrons are advised is one they do not want to miss.

Tarrus Riley considers himself as a voice of the people, and has set himself apart as someone who sings for the people. He defines himself as one who makes thought provoking music about Black consciousness and experiences with the intention to open people’s minds and let them think.

“My music isn’t prejudiced towards colour, class, creed or nationality,” he explains. “I target women and children with my music because slavery tampered with the woman’s mind and that’s why I wrote ‘She’s Royal’. She’s the head of the household so she has the power to influence the young men and women of tomorrow,” Riley adds.

In 2013 he won two International Reggae and World Music Awards for the Best Male Vocalist, and Most Cultural/Educational Entertainer for 2012. In 2015 he again recaptured awards in both categories.

In 2014, Tarrus was inducted in the Caribbean Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution in music and won the category of Rocksteady/Ska/Early Reggae in the French Reggae Awards. His ‘GimmieLikkle One Drop’ was also added to BBC’s 1Xtra’s Official Playlist.

With special thanks to all our Donor's and our Sponsor's: Grenada Tourism Authority, Westerhall Rums, Netherlands Insurance, Hubbard's, Spice Isle Fish House Group and Quinn & Co. Visit our website to see our list of Donor's and how you can become one in return for VIP benefits.

Be a part of the Tarrus Riley Experience on Saturday 6th May, 2017 during the second edition of Pure Grenada Music Festival. Ticket and additional information can be found on the PGMF website or by calling 1-473-444-2400.



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