2014 marks the 35th anniversary of VP Records. Founders Vincent and his wife Patricia Chin moved their headquarters from Kingston, Jamaica to Jamaica, New York transforming their operations into the largest reggae company worldwide. On Sunday, July 20, VP Records will celebrate their story and the history of reggae music with a special pop-up exhibit that will debut at the fourth annual Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival, held at Queens' Roy Wilkins Park. The exhibit will feature a visually appealing storyboard designed by Michael Thompson, a detailed map exploring the global impact of reggae music in every continent, and an illustrative timeline covering each era - beginning in 1958 (when the Chins established Randy's Record Mart and Studio 17 in Kingston, Jamaica). A historical video documentary, narrated by Sirius XM reggae personality Pat McKay, will also air as part of the installation. It will detail VP Records contribution to the social and political history of Jamaican music and its role in establishing Reggae as a dominant form of the developing 'world music' genre."
VP Records co-founder Patricia Chin along with her sons Christopher and Randy Chin will be on site at Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival and available for interviews. After the exhibit's debut, the label plans to take this traveling installation into other markets throughout the rest of the year. More details to be announced at a later date.