Reggae Around The World – Asia-Pacific

The Philippines

jeck pilpil

Filipino or Pinoy reggae first found its voice in the cities of Cebu, Manila, and Boracay in the 1990s. Cebu has even been dubbed ‘the Reggae Capital of the Philippines.’ One of the first recognised Filipino reggae band is Cocojam, which started in the late 1970s. Other reggae bands include:

Another highlight of the Filipino reggae scene is the popularity of festivals, such as the Manila Reggae Summit, Bob Marley Day Festival, Rasta Summer Slam, SunSplash Pilipinas, Reggae Meets Reggae and the Cebu Reggae Festival.

Read more:

– A conversation with critically acclaimed Philippines’ reggae artist Jeck Pilpil