Fyah on ‘ambassadorial’ duties

Saturday, January 28, 2017

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MINISTER of culture, gender, entertainment and sport, Olivia "Babsy" Grange met with the members of Grammy-nominated reggae band, Raging Fyah at her St Andrew office recently.

She used the opportunity to once again congratulate the band on their recent Grammy nomination and to wish them well on their upcoming tour.

"We (the ministry) are proud to be associated with this group of talented musicians. Each member brings their own style to the music, and that is what captivates reggae lovers. As you go on this tour, I want you to represent us well and promote Brand Jamaica through your music," said Grange.

Last Tuesday, the band embarked on the 2017 ‘Winter Roots Tour’. They’ll be performing along with California reggae group Tribal Seeds throughout the United States, commencing in Santa Cruz, California, and ending March 10 in Tucson, Arizona.

"We have said this many times before, and it rings true to who Raging Fyah are. Jamaica is the birthplace of reggae, it is our birthplace. The vibes and the sounds of our beautiful island is what we, Raging Fyah carry in our soul to the world," said drummer Anthony "Tony Drumz" Watson.

"Raging Fyah has always thought of ourselves as ambassadors for reggae, the music we love some much. This just gives confirmation that our country is proud of what we doing and we will always represent our country and music forever."

In addition to Watson, the group comprises Pele, Demar, Kumar and Courtland "Gizmo" White.

The group was nominated for their set
Everlasting. Other nominees for the Best Reggae Album Grammy are Sly and Robbie, Ziggy Marley, J Boog, SOJA, and Rebelution.

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