Toots donates guitar to Music Museum

The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange (right) accepts a donation from Reggae legend, Toots Hibbert, to the Jamaica Music Museum.  The Director of the Museum, Herbie Miller (left) looks on. The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange (right) accepts a donation from Reggae legend, Toots Hibbert, to the Jamaica Music Museum. The Director of the Museum, Herbie Miller (left) looks on. MCGES/Oliver Watt

Kingston, 7 February 2020 – The Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has congratulated the Reggae legend, Toots Hibbert, who has donated a guitar the Jamaica Music Museum.

Presenting the guitar to Minister Grange, Toots said it was “one of the first guitars that I bought on my first tour of America; and I feel like I’m doing the right thing just to give this guitar [to the Jamaica Music Museum]”.

Minister Grange thanked Toots for his important contribution to the Music Museum.

“I’m inviting other Jamaican singers, songwriters, musicians, artistes to contribute artefacts and items to the Jamaica Music Museum,” said Minister Grange.

Frederick ‘Toots’ Hibbert is a pioneer of Reggae music.

Toots and the Maytals have produced some of Reggae's most popular hits including 'Pressure Drop', 'Monkey Man' and '54-46 (That's My Number)’.

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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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