The award which is presented by the Colombia Negra Foundation honours people whose actions, creations and effort contribute to the development, promotion and increased knowledge about Afro-Colombian, Afro-American and African Culture.
According to Minister Grange, “Freddie like many of Jamaica’s entertainers continues to be purveyors of positive music that uplifts and brings people of all races together. The Ministry is proud to support his nomination and delighted to provide funding to enable him and his band to participate in this event.”
McGregor and his ‘Big Ship’ Band will be representing Jamaica at two shows, September 22nd and 24th, in Bogota as a part of the International Black Expression Encounter 2016, for Peace without Racism. Funding was made available through the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) of which Kingston was designated a “City of Music” in December 2015,
The event is dedicated to commemorate the International Decade for People of African Descent.