Peter Tosh Museum one of Jamaica’s most important music heritage sites – Grange

Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, Honourable Olivia Grange, has described the new Peter Tosh Museum as one of the most important music heritage sites in Kingston.

Minister Grange was speaking at the opening of the museum at the Peter Tosh Square, located in the courtyard at the Pulse Centre, New Kingston, Jamaica on Wednesday.

“Kingston was recently designated a UNESCO Creative City of Music and adding the Peter Tosh Museum to the list of entertainment tours will further enhance Jamaica’s heritage tourism package,” she said.

“I am pleased with the work of Pulse Chairman, Kingsley Cooper and the Peter Tosh estate for making this vision a reality as this museum was long overdue,” Minister Grange said.

She said the establishment of the museum is in keeping with the Government’s commitment to foster further development of the cultural and creative industries for increased opportunities for human development and wealth creation.

Minister Grange also highlighted that a key objective of her Ministry this term, is to establish a state of the art cultural complex to house a modern Jamaican Music Museum and performance hall.

In recounting her personal encounters and interactions with Peter Tosh, the Minister said “he was great artist who saw the world from a unique perspective and he expressed it — often in colourful and creative ways — that caused the rest of us to rethink beliefs, to take action against an injustice, among a host of other feelings and actions.”

“Those of us who were blessed to know Peter personally, live with many memories of this one-of-a-kind, exceptional man. Without a doubt, Peter Tosh was one of Jamaica’s most illustrious musicians, a nationalist, a Pan-Africanist, and an advocate for human rights,” the Minister added.

 

 

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I remain hopeful because of the giftedness of the Jamaican people; their warmth and creativity; their dynamism and indomitable spirit that have resulted in excellence in all sectors.

It is by tapping into the gifts and awakening the spirit of the Jamaican people that we will, by God’s grace, re-group, re-engineer and re-open to a brighter future with Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport.

Olivia Grange

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