Today February 1 marks the beginning of Reggae Month which will see the staging of the Reggae Open University. The series, kicks off with a session dedicated to examining some of the key factors for success in the reggae industry. The Reggae Open University is held Tuesdays and Thursdays during the month of February at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts in St Andrew. This year, two of the sessions — February 20 and 22 — will be organised by the Univeristy of Technology-based FiWi Jamaica Project. The sessions of February 8 and 15 will take the form of master classes with some of Jamaica's leading musicians. On February 8, it will be a tutorial on Reggae Drumming. The Reggae Open University wraps on February 27. The final session's topic is Stewardship or Stardom. This will look at the role, style and approach of the artiste.