RRI Media Corp., a USA-based corporation, aka Reggae Report enjoys international recognition. As we celebrate four decades promoting Reggae music, we look forward to the possibilities of this Archive site. Before the Internet…there was Reggae Report!
This Archive is a continuation of our journey. From humble beginnings as a newsletter in 1983, Reggae Report evolved into a glossy magazine that was soon distributed throughout the U.S. and hundreds of outlets around the world. By the mid-90s, Reggae Report had readers, subscribers & fans in more than 46 countries. The magazine was honored with an array of awards and accolades, earning a reputation for quality, consistency and dependability.
In 2019, the first Archive eBook highlighting Reggae history was released. Reggae Trilogy: 200+ 80s & 90s Artist Headshots-Vol. 1 by M. Peggy Quattro looks at the fashion, culture & lifestyle of this iconic era. Hundreds of artist headshots are featured in chapters defining the creators & performers – Legends, Bands, Groups, Women, Singers, Dancehall, Musicians, Dub Poets, the Marleys, and USA & International Reggae. Each chapter begins with Ms. Quattro’s entertaining & educational introductions. The Foreword is by singer Nadine Sutherland and the cover design by Scott San Giacomo. As the title denotes, this is Vol. 1 of the Trilogy, and two (maybe three!) will follow! This is a must-have for all serious Reggae fans & collectors! Click the cover for a quick and easy download!
This Archive is a continuation of our journey. From humble beginnings as a newsletter in 1983, Reggae Report evolved into a glossy magazine that was soon distributed throughout the U.S. and hundreds of outlets around the world. By the mid-90s, Reggae Report had readers, subscribers and fans in more than 46 countries. The magazine was honored with an array of awards and accolades, earning a reputation for consistency and dependability.
Recognized as the ultimate source for Reggae news and information, Reggae Report sustained its reputation for providing quality journalism, thus receiving the trust, support and respect of performers and music industry professionals on all levels.
Our goal is to present a site that speaks to the audience, a site that will engage, entertain and educate Reggae fans of all generations. The Reggae Report Archive is a timeline of Reggae’s global growth. Our success will be based on brand power, intellectual property, and our strong competitive position.
We also look forward to sharing rare, classic photos, video, and audio gems. As we reach one goal, we will strive for another. We endeavor to meet and exceed your expectations.
Publisher M. Peggy Quattro enjoys an extensive musical history. She began her Reggae career in 1981 as Assistant Manager to Don Taylor, then manager of Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, and Gregory Isaacs. She followed up by working with veteran producer Joe Gibbs whose label boasted Dennis Brown, JC Lodge, Culture, Yellowman, and Beres Hammond, to name a few. In 1983, with a strong desire to utilize her writing and photography skills, and armed with industry contacts and an awareness of the popularity of Reggae in Europe and South America, she began Reggae Report with Michael “Mikey Zappow” Williams. Williams returned to Jamaica in 1985, and Ms. Quattro continued the magazine. Her quest to educate the world about the music, culture, and message continues.
Ms. Quattro’s accomplishments include:
- Writing articles for Billboard, Caribbean Travel and Life, Miami Metro, High Times, Caribbean Today, Jamaicans.com. and Jamaica Record.
- Executive producer of Reggae Report’s fan-favorite “Small Axe” Awards presentation, 1986.
- Both panelist and moderator at music conferences held in New York City, Miami, Austin, and Kingston, Jamaica, 1980s-90s.
- Speaking about Reggae on several occasions, including a seminar at the University of Miami and the Coral Gables, FL library.
- Featured as a special guest on BET-TV’s “Black Voices” program, alongside other popular Reggae performers.
- Director, “Caribbean Sunburst,” a major four-day festival featuring top Reggae performers on Miami’s Biscayne Bay, 1982.
- Host “Strick’ly Reggae,” a twice-weekly radio program on WAVS-AM (Ft. Lauderdale) and WVCG-AM (Miami), 1991 & 1992.
- Executive producer of Dancehall Dynamite, a CD for NYC’s Relativity/Atlantic Records, coordinating 13-tracks of top names in Reggae and Dancehall, 1998.
- Introduced ReggaeReport.com, a popular Internet Archive for Reggae music, 1999.
- Contributed biographical liner notes and photos for Atlantic Records’ tribute Garnet Silk CD, 2000.
- Her exclusive interview with the late Garnet Silk was included on VP Records tribute 10th Anniversary Garnet Silk CD, 2005.
- Introduced “Backstage @ReggaeReport.com,” an online video production outlet, 2007.
- VP of Communications, Jamaica Arts Development Foundation, 2009.
- Began the popular Reggae Report Facebook Page, 2010.
Arielle Grace Quattro is VP-RRI Media Corp., and Social Media & Content Consultant. She holds a BA from the University of Central Florida (UCF), Nicholson School of Communication, with a major in Television & Video Production & a minor in Sociology.
Many of our contributors, whose names you will surely recognize, have been associated with Reggae Report for many years. Their dedication is unwavering, and their contributions invaluable. We welcome our new associates and look forward to their active participation. If you would like to become a contributor, please send samples of your writing and/or photographs to Publisher.
President: M. Peggy Quattro
VP-Social Media & Content: Arielle Quattro
Webmaster and Technician: Adam Buechler