Grange congratulates Jr Gong on Grammy win

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange has congratulated Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley on winning the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album.

Marley won for his 18-track album 'Stony Hill'.

 

Minister Grange said:

"This is now the fourth Grammy win for Jr. Gong in five nominations, so it's a very impressive record that he's establishing.  I congratulate him on this latest success.  It's not only a win for Jr. Gong, but victory for Jamaica's Reggae music. We're very happy that the Reggae Grammy is coming home to Jamaica." 

 

Marley won from a field of five nominees which included Jamaican acts Chronixx (Chronology) and Morgan Heritage (Avrakedabra) as well as Common Kings (Lost in Paradise) whose members hail from different places across the South Pacific and Hawaii-based J Boog (Wash House Ting).

 

Minister Grange also commended Chronixx who was being nominated for the first time and Morgan Heritage who were being nominated for the second time.

 

Morgan Heritage won the Grammy Award for Best Reggae Album for their first studio release, Strictly Roots, two years ago.

 

 

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Minister's charge

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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