INNER CITY DuB is a weekly Monday night roots rockers reggae dub session, with the aim of creating a space and gathering for the transformation of the musical mindscape of the Inner City. INNER CITY DuB is held in the heart of West Kingston and seeks to break the inner city’s wedlock with hard-core dancehall and cultivate a genuine appreciation of, and love affair with our more harmonious and peaceful music, reggae.
Knowing the power of music on the psyche and behaviour, and as an initiative of a greater body of work, Kirk Scarlett (I-Nation), social-entrepreneur, owner of I-Nation Books & Necessities, conceptualised INNER CITY DuB as enlightening entertainment. Furthermore, West Kingston has long been a cornerstone of Jamaica’s music and culture.
The world famous Passa Passa brought people from the farthest lands of the globe in thousands to party ’til daylight. Since Passa Passa’s hiatus from 2010, INNER CITY DuB has been the first event to bring tourists in numbers to party in the streets of Downtown Kingston.
Every Monday, vendors of craft items, clothing, authentic Jamaican vegan or vegetarian cuisine, set up what may be termed a community of consciousness at 54 Spanish Town Road and engage with each other and patrons of the event, all to the soundtrack of roots reggae.
INNER CITY DuB not only showcases Jamaica's most famous export, but it is aimed at imbuing the inhabitants some of Jamaica's most depressed communities with the consciousness for which reggae is known.