Photos by Martei Korley—
Rebel Salute is Jamaica’s most significant annual reggae festival. While Sting bottles all of its hype into a single night, Sumfest splits its focus between pop and dancehall and Jazz and Blues is something else entirely, Tony Rebel’s gathering sets the tone for the year in reggae and also dancehall. This year’s two-day edition of Rebel Salute (held Jan. 18 and 19 at Richmond Estate in St Ann) was one of the most diverse and star-powered editions yet with performances from Sizzla, Busy Signal, Beres Hammond, Tarrus Riley, Aswad, Chronixx, Richie Spice, I-Wayne, No-Maddz, Protoje, the return of Terror Fabulous and, of course, Tony Rebel and his wife, Queen Ifrika. Scroll through for Martei Korley’s photo series from Rebel Salute’s Day One, and stay tuned for Part Two.